I’m sure we can all agree that goals are a very important part of life. Without them, we’d never have anything to strive for, we would never progress and life just wouldn’t have the same spark.
However, with that said… if I were to ask you about yours, could you be crystal clear?
You’ve probably heard the saying “a goal is just a dream with a deadline” and it’s very true.
The problem is it can be hard to turn dreams to goals. Living in our fast paced world we are pulled in a medley of directions and our goals reside only in our minds and can eventually if we’re not careful fade into the back ground.
What’s more is that overtime our goals, have way of shifting. Things seem to evolve and sometime dissolve… along with our daily lives, so taking the time to tweak and modify is essential to keeping them real.
Some of my goals have shifted also. Not necessarily because I haven’t take the time to work towards them all, but new opportunities have presented themselves and my needs have changed and life has altered.
For example, when I became an internet entrepreneur three years ago, my only focus was to market my business opportunity.
While I’m equally as passionate and thoroughly enjoy it, my horizons have broadened.
Instead of placing my eggs in one basket, I have added a Life Coaching certification to my list of tasks to complete which has modified where I am opposed to where I thought I’d be.
Because of these changes, some things have fallen by the wayside but new ideas have also developed. In any event, life is different than I envisioned.
I’ve added Blogging to my list of to do’s as I now understand the benefits, where before I didn’t …and focused solely on my website.
Some goals I set last year and haven’t revisited lost their zest and I realized over time that I had it wrong… but there are others I wished I had worked on.
The point is that by not focusing on your goals each and every day, they’re nothing more than a mere figment of our imagination and it’s easy to lose both site and traction and sometimes good ideas slip away.
Taking the time to bond with your goal will rejuvenate your enthusiasm and keep it at the forefront of your mind. The constant reminder will keep it alive and there is a greater chance you will be motivated to take action.
Soon you will find that by accomplishing even one or two tasks per day you will stay focused, make progress and your fuzzy dream will be a clear goal that you will eventually turn to fruition.