Every new day gives us another opportunity to re-write our story and possibly include our names on the platform of greatness, the month of April is here, and the earlier we run with our plan and goals we nipped for the year, the easier our roads to achieving them becomes. However, having talked to us about the creative advantage in our previous publication, I want to believe we all have woken up with the burning desire to give life to those tiny little ideas that has been popping up in our heads, and like i said no idea is trivial, for every idea you have thought about, a thousand and one people has also thought about it also, but bringing it to reality and giving it a face is what makes the difference between you and the 99% others who also thought about it, more so in this edition I will be equipping you with the knowledge on how to hit your targets without missing a shot, more so, for every idea conceived, there is a need for adequate plan and preparations to maximize its authenticity, and it’s these plans and preparations that i call goals, for without them in motion, there are little or nothing you can do with those ideas.
Having said this, I will like to share some basic principles that will aid you fly uninterruptedly to your desired target. But before that I want us to throw more lights on what goals are.
Goals can be said to be an observable and measurable end result having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed time. It is the result or achievement towards which effort is directed to, or rather it can be termed as the terminal end in a race, you can now see that effectual goals are for us if we need to achieve our target no matter how small they are, it doesn’t really matter how well you started, we must know there are massive competitors eager to push us out of the way and how focused and well structured you plan your winning determines if you will reach to your desired target, now, don’t be surprised there are few who might have same goals with you, but i tell you the only difference is how you maximize the minor things in an extraordinary way, so therefore all successful people are intensely goal oriented, and for you to be successful, you must identify what you want, see it first in your subconscious mindno matter how impossible it might be, and nurture it into reality with a diehard passion and determination.I quote Oral Roberts in one of his words he said it’s only when you see the invisible, then only can you do the impossible! So when we do not have any clear picture running at the backdrop of our mind, then our pursuit becomes dicey and without direction. So you see the ability to set goals is the master skill of success. Goal unlocks your positive mind and releases ideas for success.
Without goals, you simply drift and flow on the currents of life, but with goals, you fly like an arrow straight to your target. Without a specific and well structured goal you might waste a whole lot of your time on something that you could have achieved in only a few months, without goals we shot blindly and aimlessly.
An average person with clear goals will run circles around a genius who is not sure of what he or she wants, and that means taking absolute control over our lives. However one of the rules for success is it doesn’t matter where you are coming from, all that matters is where you are going and where you are going is solely determined by you alone.
A clear goal increases your confidence, develops your competence and boosts your level of motivation. By simply deciding on exactly what it is you want, you will begin to move unerringly toward your goal, and your goal will start to move unerringly toward you. Nature doesn’t care about the size or scoop of your goals. The starting point of all goal attainment is.....
DESIRE... you must develop an intense, burning desire for your goals if you really want to achieve them, it is only when your desire becomes intense enough that you will have the energy and the internal drive to overcome all the obstacles that will arise in your path of hitting your target.
DETRMINATION... being determined is just not enough as the word implies, but also refusing to give up or fail is sure the aggressive way of making your competitors give way for you, when you are determined you unconsciously send a threat signal to obstacles that might hinder your success, and another thing determination does is that it sets you on a fast track above your competitors and it facilitates your inner energy and makes you restless, not until you have hit the target.
STAY FOCUSED...just like a pro photographer, adjusts his focus to capture his target, when he releases his shutter, it captures his target straight up! Often times it enhances the picture more than it appeared in the ordinary. Same application goes with a man who has set his desire on motion, and with his focus set directly on his target, is almost impossible to miss the shoot.
TAKE RISK... Do what people consider trivial, risk and chances are the things that can catapult you forward if they work out, many people won’t take up the challenge because they are afraid of failure. Yet, without failure nothing new can be gained and it is only those who are willing to take risks and work hard at their dreams that eventually break through and succeed.
BE OPTIMSTIC... when you have set your arrow in motion to hit your target, shoot without fear or doubt, focus on your target and strike, never allow nothing to distract you or discourage you, at this point, throw in your best bet and refuse to fail, remember it is difficult for a man to fail when he has concluded to win. Having narrowed this down, i sincerely believe we will all pick up our baton and run......see you at the top! Happy new month!!!