You Can Go Further Than You Ever Though Possible In Life
By Donovan Grant
Writing your goals down is one of the most powerful things you can do. You’ve probably heard the saying that out of sight is out of mind. Sadly this is what can happen with your goals if you don’t do the simple act of writing them down, they will remain out of sight and out of reach.
From my own experience, when I have not written my goals down in the past, I felt less powerful, lost my way and didn’t make the intended progress. The lesson learnt here is to think about your goals every day!
Are you a goal setter?
If you said yes, then you’re in a minority group of about 20% of people who set goals. Did you know that of this 20% only 3 out of every 10 people will actually achieve their goals? You may well ask “why do so few people achieve their goal?”
The main reason is that they are unclear WHY they set the goal in the first place. Many of the great leadership trainers and mentors will tell you that ‘who you become’ is probably more important than achieving the result itself.
So let’s take a closer look at these two aspects . . .
Just suppose that you are playing in a soccer match. If your team scores more goals than the other team then you win, so you get the right result. It doesn’t matter how well or badly you played in the 90 minutes, all that matters is scoring more than goals your opponents. This is what we call doing things right! You got the right result.
It’s even better to do the right thing.
Just ponder on these thought provoking questions . . .
What will you do to achieve your goal?
What sacrifices are you going to make?
What new habits will you develop?
The way that you achieve your goal will be very closely linked to your underlying reason for achieving the goal. So if there is one thing to remember, it is to respect the way that you go about your goal.
There are too many times in the past when I accomplished goals and I was overjoyed with the success. I have since found that the true power of goal achievement is what you discover about yourself in the process. You become a different person in some way just because of what you went through.
Have you ever felt the joy of following through on a really important commitment? How was it for you?
You may have found that by reaching smaller goals, it becomes easier for you to achieve the bigger ones too. You become a champion who keeps your eye on the journey and your focus on the goal. In this way you have the right ingredients needed to get to your goal.
It’s almost as if you fall in love, not with what you are trying to accomplish, but with the way that you accomplishing it.
Remember this- All goals start with a thought. See yourself as a creative light, a champion and a person who is open to developing new habits in pursuit of the goal. Really try to visualise yourself already achieving your goal and especially the end step. Go for it!
You were born to win!
What is your key to achieving your goals? How do you stay committed when the going gets tough? Feel free to share your ideas; we’d love to hear from you too.
Donovan Grant is a coach, mentor, blogger, speaker and IT professional who brings his wisdom of parenting for the last 21 years and coaching clients through the stages of raising youth and empowering leaders with life lessons that are changing generations. He is a passionate and committed leader who believes that we all have the ability to help to change someone else’s life. Actively doing so as a catalyst for many years he teaches how to live a life of success, balance, integrity and fun, whether at work or at play.www.donovangrant.com