You probably know that this is the time of the year when those who didn’t set their goals before the end of last year work hard at it. Some are still setting goals while others are already accomplishing them. It doesn’t matter where you are at. What matters is that that you set goals and then achieve them. Without goals, targets, aims, or ambitions, there will be no success.
Meanwhile, we don’t just set goals for goal-setting’s sake. When you are setting your goals, you need to ask yourself why you want what you want. Why did you set that goal? What is your overarching purpose for the goals your are setting? If your goal is to conquer Mount Everest this year, you may need to ask yourself why you would do that. If you are targeting a net-worth of $25 million, what would be the purpose?
It is no news that many people fall by the wayside on their journey to achieving their goals. Among many possible factors, lack of enthusiasm or loss of passion is a reason people drop out. And, you know what? People lose passion when they engage in activities that do not align with a compelling vision / dream. Someone would generally develop enthusiasm when their goals are positioned within something bigger and more meaningful.
That makes me think that each one of us need a GPS – Goal Positioning System. The GPS is your ultimate life’s purpose or life’s dream upon which your life goals are based. When you have a compelling reason for your goals, you will develop the passion to achieve them. Update your GPS, set your goals, develop a plan, and get to work.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
“Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.”
— Elbert Hubbard
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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