You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. ~ E. O. Wilson Starting anything new can be terrifying, challenging or hard because we don’t know where to start. Even when we somehow take our first step, we are scared of failure, which further makes it more difficult for us to focus on present challenges. Until we conquer our fears and think of succeeding, we cannot achieve any of our goals. Despite knowing the fact that unfinished projects require dedication, belief, and readiness to strive, we allow negative ideas to conquer our minds. We don’t accomplish our task, projects or goals because we do not know what is right for us.
Set your priorities first
Prioritizing our responsibilities and goals plays a pivotal role in deciding what we need to do first. It further delineates a process that will have other goals as their important constituents. Next, we need to overcome emotional hurdles that sometime tend to move us in a different direction, which never leads us to our destination. At times, we distract ourselves, procrastinate, and drag our feet when it is time to do something important. Certain motivational boosters could help us stay focused and inspired so that we could achieve what we have in our mind.
Understand the significance of realistic goals
Self-belief is so very important to make something look right to you, even when others don’t share your opinion. Well, it never means we should desist counsel; nonetheless, only we can decide what is right for us. It’s always a good thing to do to keep your reservations aside and allow your imagination to unleash itself. Rather than focusing on too many areas, choose one goal that you can easily relate with and accordingly, channelize your efforts in that particular direction.
Everyone is unique
Being unique individuals, each one of us has different journeys and accordingly, peculiar goals that allow certain exclusivity to us. We should not lose the sight of our values, our passions, our strengths and the desired lifestyle while setting goals for ourselves. Congruity, cohesiveness, and uniqueness of our values make us think the way we do it. We cannot guarantee success by imagining ourselves in others’ shoes; instead, we should carve a special breeding ground for our ideas to make natural choices regarding our goals.
Be it family, compassion, wealth, self-development, self-expressions, art, beauty, organization, cleanliness, or social welfare, each of our goals follow a different path. Anything that you love doing or inspires you to move further is so very detrimental for the goal setting process. Since we crave to enjoy our life journey, we set our goals accordingly. You need to understand what you want out of life, what you do well, and who you are. Such self-knowledge and clarity of ideas will help you decide what is right for you.