Everybody has a goal. Or, at least, they should. That goal should be something meaningful. Something strong. Something that inspires you.
Question. What have you done today to take another step toward that goal? Or how many steps have you taken towards it in the last week? The last month? The last year?
If the answer is nothing, then you need to look at the reasons as to why you have taken no steps toward your own future. Some people will always find a way to say ‘no’ to something. Always. There is always a reason. An excuse as to why you didn’t take the steps needed to achieve your dream.
There needs to be a process in order to progress with your goals. You can’t achieve something that is going to define you off the cuff. You will meet challenges along the way. These challenges will ask questions of you. You need to answer them to overcome them, otherwise they become another excuse as to why you have given up.
We’ll look at the process you’ll need to have in place in order to succeed.
Prioritise - Challenges will ask a question of you. They will ask you to seek order in your priorities. They will ask you what is more important to you. Now, in order to continue, you may need to sacrifice one for another. This is where you need to prioritise. Don’t see these challenges as something to hold you back. Don’t fear them. Look at what is possible beyond them. This is where progress becomes the immediate goal. Don’t use this reason, or challenge, as an excuse.
Make a choice. Choose the goal that makes you the happiest. Remember that you can always come back to something in the future. In the immediate sense, you are simply prioritising to step forward now.
Draw a timeline of when you want achieve things. Order them specifically with the aim of having the end goal at the forefront of your reasoning. Goals that conflict shouldn’t mean the end. Choose one. Overcome it. Move on. Build the picture. Lay the foundations.
Start now. Today. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back. The chance will pass you by every single time you use a reason. An excuse. Just take the first step forward. Each step forward makes you stronger.
Choose your priority, and go for it.