We make goals to make our eyes shine. If it happens, great! If it doesn’t, say ‘Oh, how fascinating’ – Benjamin Zander
Watch movies, pay visit to friends and family, travel the world, nurture the environment, use the social media, write the business plans, reach more people, and feed the world… I want to do all of these and more, so I feel overwhelmed!
I have loads of things I desire to achieve, but failed! The goals wouldn’t work.
Welcome to Think2Riches String 24
While I played as an amateur footballer, I used to wonder why it’s just so hard to score a single goal.
At a time, I asked, ‘why are these goal posts too far away?’ At another time, I submitted that the goalkeepers were too professional.
So, I gave up on playing football and decided to look for a solution to scoring goals in my personal life. Good to know, I found a few tips that worked amazingly.
I will share three major tips very quickly. Let’s set the ball rolling.
When your ‘goal posts’ are too far apart, consider trying out these 3 options
- Do Nothing
What? Do nothing?
Yes please, give yourself a break. Relax, let go of all the goals for now. Hmm… this is one of the hard parts for me especially when I think of all the things I need to achieve.
But, hey, put your mind at rest. The idea of killing yourself over the future is detrimental. Learn to smell the roses. It is better you work with a peaceful mind than struggle with confused speed.
Every week I make sure I pay all the debts of my sleepless nights. It helps my creativity and energy to be refreshed.
What You Can Do Practically:
- Switch off completely from everything, sleep.
- Do nothing.
- Dig up the posts and move it closer to each other
At the beginning of the year, with a beautiful pen and notepads, I scribble what I desire to achieve. It has become a habit in the last 3 years.
Then, each month, week and day, I slice the huge goal into bits and doable pieces. After each day, I mark and appreciate myself for a work well done.
In the last 8 months, though with 9 am to 5 pm work, I couldn’t believe I’d written up to 150 new creative posts in my archive and published up to 90 posts on various media platforms.
What You Can Do Practically:
- Get rid of distractions; put the phones away, focus for every 30 minutes for a start
- Keep the goals handy. Attach it to your phone’s wallpaper; write it on a sticky note on your desk or laptop.
- Read it often and move ahead, do it now. Don’t become a professional procrastinator.
- Shoot the ball with more tenacity (by buying an extra leg)
When I was in high school, I’d a friend that played the football so well. I sometimes wished I could buy his leg, just to score some goals. It never happened!
In my personal goals, I decide to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Scoring goals takes practice and a lot of discipline. Professional footballers can write an essay on that.
If you can’t buy a second leg, buy some energy booster for the legs you have. Yeah, our mothers had to do extra work to clean our mess when we were babies.
Your life is your small baby, nourish it, be committed and get to work!
What you can do practically:
- Let your SMART goals be really Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.
- Be in the company of people that achieve their goals.
- Rather than complain on how hard it is, get your hands dirty and invest in learning how things work.
- Alter your regular approach sometimes. Try out new things.
While I am on the journey of trying out more ways to get my goals into the net, tell me in the comment box;
What strategies have worked for you so far?