The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
– Michael Jordan
Goals without a plan of action is just a dream. We’ve all had dreams. If you had a dream that you became a multi-millionaire serial entrepreneur who helps countless people, but you wake up and don’t do anything to make that dream become a reality, that dream will remain a dream. When you have a dream, wake up and make that dream come true. It’s possible, anything is possible.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
In the context of losing your motivation or inspiration towards accomplish you goals, you may start questioning yourself. Why do we want to do anything at all? Why do we want to accomplish anything? When we’ve lost our way, why should we work to find our way again? Why ask all of these questions? I’ll tell you why. It’s important to ask yourself “why” when you’ve lost your appetite to be consistent or persistent in your dreams. If your reasoning is deep enough, and very meaningful to you, it should wake you up and get you moving again. Get woke!
Wake up! Know your why.
Thinking of a painful memory, like a rough patch in your life, can help you to get focused again. Thinking of a deep love for someone and the desire to help them can also jump-start your drive. Thinking about something you fear or a possibility that could happen if you don’t act will certainly have the lights on in your head to take action. Our destiny has everything to do with what we do on a daily basis. So knowing your why, will help you to do what you need to do to reach your goals.
You may feel like your situation is hopeless. You may feel like you’re running on a treadmill but getting no results. Stop, take time out, and think about your “why”, remind yourself why you need to do what you need to do. Your “why” is for you and you only. It will be your choice if you want to share with anyone but you need to know what it is. And after you know what it is, it’s time to take action now!
When you have a goal, sometimes things will get worst before they get better. And these instances may happen more than once on your journey. The key thing to remember is that no matter what happens, you have to keep moving forward.
Many people will focus on the details of what went wrong for too long. Yes, we do need to focus on what what went wrong, but then we need to focus on how to make it right, and determine what actions to take.
Plans don’t always go as planned, it happens. If we are resilient, determined, and believe in our goals, we can adapt to the unexpected circumstances that will happen. These steps backwards will not keep us back for long. We have to fight for what we believe in and if our goals mean anything to us, we’ll recover from anything and get back on track.
We all have a million things on our minds at all times. The brain is constantly flooding our minds with images or memories of past, present, and future things. If we have a goal it’s sometimes hard to keep focused on that goal. Read below to understand how writing your goals down, can make a positive influence in your life.
It Sets Pressure On You
If you don’t set your destination, you’ll never get anywhere. We all need our “North Star” to guide is through life. Once you write your goals down, it will stay in your memory for a much longer time. Writing it down puts a pressure on you that will give you a sense of direction. It will give you positive pressure to accomplish your goals.
Since you need to push yourself to follow a new set of habits, you need to keep your focus on your objectives. You need to remind your mind of your main reason to adopt these new habits.” Kenneth J Hutchins, 10 Powerful Habits of Successful People
Read it to yourself when you wake up, and before you go to bed. You must remind yourself everyday what your goal is. Do this consistently and trust me, you’ll see results.
It Gives You Focus
Writing down goals will keep you focused on your goals especially if you read it daily. The world is full of distractions (social media, politics, life etc) so we need written reminders to pull us back into focus. Focus on what you have to do, and everything will fall into place.
Write Your Goals Down
Grab a piece of paper and write your goals down. You could pinch it into your phone but we strongly suggest a pen and paper because there’s something about actually working something down that gives it more life and meaning. It’s not the end all be all but it’s a start. Start Now!
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
Throughout life, you will have many chances at success. The fact of the matter is that you can’t be successful unless you make attempts to become successful. True success will be different for everybody, it’s up to you to define what that is. Each blog post is an attempt to help someone who needs motivation to reach their goals.
As you can see Michael Jordan had a goal and plan to become the best basketball player ever. And he failed over and over until be became successful. Continue reading →
“You’re nothing, and not good enough to accomplish what you’re thinking of doing. Just play it safe and do what you’ve been doing. Nobody will like your new ideas or this change in behavior. Who do you think you are? Do you want people to laugh at you? Trust me, I know you, you wouldn’t like doing that” – You
Look into the mirror and look squarely into your eyes. Take a deep breath and say, “You will not defeat me”. You are your own worst enemy. There is nobody on this planet that you communicate with more than yourself. Don’t worry that doesn’t make you crazy, we all do it. But sometimes we put ourselves down and sometimes we sabotage our own chances at success. Try these few steps to keep your alter ego at bay. Continue reading →
“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get. – Forest Gump
Sometimes we don’t know how we will react mentally to life’s many surprises. Sometimes it puts us in a good mood, and sometimes it puts us in a rotten mood. But then this interfere’s with the tasks that we need to do for today to achieve our goals, what do we do then? Here are 3 ways to find motivation when we are feeling down. Continue reading →
We all have events in the past that have shaped who we are now. Some memories more painful than others. Some events more memorable than others. Even though the past has shaped who we are today, we are still in control of what our future will look like tomorrow by focusing on today. So if you’ve had terrible things happen to you, don’t let that hinder you from achieving your goals. Here are a few tips to help you do just that.
Warning this will not be easy. It takes time to really move on from your past if change is what you want in your life.
Let Go of all Your Mistakes.
This takes time but there is a way to let go off all the negative memories of your past. These memories are similar to bad tenants who have been evicted but are refusing to leave. You must take your strongest men and physically remove them from your mind. Write them down on a piece of paper, as if you are pouring them out of your mind. Now tear that paper to shreds and as you dispose of it, mentally, physically, and spiritually let go of those negative thoughts. (Sounds crazy but it works for some)
Focus on Making Today Productive
Focus on tackling as many things on your to-do-list. The more you check off, the more progress you will be making towards your goals. Focusing on the here and now is setting a strong foundation for the future. The title of this blog is, Live Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, to “live now” is to focus on today. Enjoy today, be grateful for another day on this planet where you are the creator of whatever you want. Go and create something wonderful.
Learn From the Past
There are lessons to be learned from your past. You can learn from bad and good moments. Write down the lessons that you have learned from these instances. Having a list of these lessons will help you to move on from your past. When new opportunities arrive, and they will, you will already be equipped with what not to do because of this list. Prepare today for the opportunities that you hope to have in the future by learning from the past.
Try these tips for putting the past where it belongs, the past, and living in the now so that you can truly enjoy the moment and have more control of your future. You already posses everything you need to achieve the things that you want. You just need to develop what you already have.