Keep an eye on the prize
Posted on April 11, 2009 by Tom
It’s very popular around New Year’s Day. You make some resolutions, you feel like you’re about to change your life for once and for all, but by now (April) you start to realize that you’re still a long way from reaching your goals. You get disappointed and when summer’s there you forgot what goals you had or how you wanted to reach them in the first place.
Keep them simple. How smart we think we might be, we still like simplicity. It’s easy to remember, it’s easy to understand. Why write down goals that are so complex you forget why you wrote them down in the first place? Goals are something that you should carry around all the time, unlike day to day chores they should be easy to remember, focus on one thing, nothing more, nothing less.
Goals aren’t made of stone. Meaning they can evolve as much as you want them to. If you feel you can’t make it happen, change it to something more manageable. But remember that you’re only fooling yourself if you do it for the wrong reasons. I hate those ‘change now without doing anything’-commercials. All change means hard work! Nothing comes easy or without any strings attached.
Make them remember. One of the biggest reasons we don’t follow our goals is simply because we forget to write them down. So, seriously, it takes about 2 minutes of your time to write them down and put them in a place where you can see them every day. That’s the most important thing, remembering what you once thought of and how good your memory may be, your goals are the first thing you’re going to forget.