I always believe goals are important. For me, goals are what keep me focused and driven. Many times, however, even with my goals, I easily find myself floating along and acting more like a fish merely going with the tide. Veering off course is easy, or as in the example of the fish, sometimes it’s just as easy getting caught in the direction that life takes you.
Every day, you wake up and expect to accomplish a few simple things. Its so easy for many factors to get in the way. With so many distractions in the short-term, it’s easy to lose sight of one’s goals in the long run. That’s why this week’s challenge is to WRITE DOWN your goal! Hang it in a place that you are likely to see it often as a constant reminder not to lose sight of your ultimate dream. Whether it is a simple goal that you’ve been pushing off, such as painting your room, or a larger goal, like being a world class pianist (or a famous cartoonist ;0) ), write down what you want to accomplish. Life is short, so it’s time to start getting to where you need to be.
A few amazing quotes that I think are very pertinent to reaching goals:
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the brightest of stars” ~Les Brown
“The journey is the reward” ~Chinese Proverb
It is important to remember that there is more to a goal than just reaching it. Sometimes you never know where you will end up, and where you end up may exceed anything you originally expected. It may not be your original goal, but your final destination will have many good qualities in its own right. Plus, the journey to get anywhere will be something that stays with you for the rest of your life.
The day to day learning experiences, the discipline you demonstrate, they are forever within the person you are. So remember THIS IS YOUR GOAL, write it down, hang it up, and begin. This is your Day One. Stay focused and get going, because wherever you end up will be great!
Week #1: Write Your Goal