I have always been a goal oriented person, and this is probably because my mother forced me to write down my goals for each upcoming year…
I have always been a goal oriented person, and this is probably because my mother forced me to write down my goals for each upcoming year growing up; thankfully, this habit stuck with me.
I never really invested the time to observe how much of what I was writing down was actually being accomplished though. In 2016, things changed; I started to pay closer attention to my goals, and I noticed that I accomplished about 80–95% of the goals that I wrote down. I not only accomplished the “unreasonable” goals, I accomplished more. Hence, from that point, I have set even higher goals and have already reached several of them. There is a magical power in writing down what we wish to accomplish. If you study and review your goals often, after documenting them, your goals will get checked off. Of course, I also put consistent work in for my goals, but it seems that writing down my goals is the single most powerful catalytic–game–changing action.
1. Write down your goals.
2. Create a plan of action.
3. Consistently follow the plan of action.
Lastly, observe and see what happens when you follow these three steps. According to cumulative law, if you consistently and purposefully work towards your goals, then success inevitably awaits you.
One piece of advice I received in one of the books I read was to dream big, and never limit myself by the goals I set. Instead of writing down goals I feel I can definitely achieve, I write down goals that make me a little uneasy and uncertain. As each year goes by, I stretch myself further and further. Don’t be scared to go for what you genuinely desire. Life is too short to settle for mediocrity; go for the GOLD! It is always better to aim too high, then to aim too low.