Hope you are enjoying this hot, hot, summer. Oh boy, and has it been hot here in NC, we’ve had some nasty weather as well. Great weather to stay inside and chill out.
I get a chance to interact with a lot of interesting people and I have observed when I ask someone, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” they brain dead. They have no idea.
To best comment on this answer, I will quote a statement made by *Anthony Robbins, as you know he is a motivational speaker and management consultant. I find his statement is well stated.
“Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals. that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.”*
Goals give you direction and it gives you the opportunity to follow up on your success and make any adjustments you feel are necessary. Don’t forget the power of visualization and affirmation as you through the process.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about setting goals, but I’ll just touch on the steps for the benefit of those that do not know.
First, the goals must be realistic, attainable. You should have a clear idea of exactly it is you want to achieve. What inspired you to succeed in reaching this goal? Be knowledgeable about your idea. Your plan on how to attain your goal. A time frame for each step of the way, indicating what you want to achieve by “x” period of time. On this journey, you can make adjustments since you might run into situations you did not anticipate. Always moving forward. You will find that as you reach your goals, you find yourself creating new ones and that is great. Reward yourself as you reach step. Above all do not give up. Open yourself to new interests as well since the source of inspiration may come from an unexpected place. Remember determination is important if you have that you are half way to reaching our goals.
Should you find you are not moving forward identify the situation, but do not stand still, success might be just around the corner. If for whatever reason you cannot reach the goal, identify the reasons why, and learn from the experience, and move forward.
For some success is measured by wealth. For others, it’s the impact they have on others. For others, it’s a change of attitude. For others, achievements, and/or perhaps, a Legacy.
Whatever your answer is to “What is Success to You?” remember that success breeds success. People want to be involved with successful people and with people that are moving forward.
When you think you have arrived, you will find you have a new journey ahead of you.
Would you like to share your story? They will inspire others to move forward. Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you.
Enjoy the rest of the summer. Keep the pets safe and cool, please.