By NashTee in C
An achievement is something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage for example great or heroic deeds. Literally it is the result of hard work. While people spent a lot of time working on goals for the coming years, there are plenty of things that are going to get in the way of achieving them.
Goals can be substituted with objectives, targets, outcomes, resolutions, achievements, aims and any others you can think of. Now how often have you started off your year with plans of a achieving some good things, only to find out that somehow you never really got to achieve not even one of them.
Goals are supposed to be clear, written, specific, and measurable. Some people don’t know how to set goals, most set goals are just way too general. In reality such goals are just fantasies, common to everyone. Most people fear failure, but failure is very necessary in order for us to achieve the greatest success. Do not be sabotaging yourself by not setting goals in which you might fail.
Others fear rejection, if they become unsuccessful at achieving a goal. They are afraid of the critics they might receive from their colleagues. The only solution to this is very simple, keep your goals to yourself at the outset, let others just see your results and achievements. Your accomplishments should do the speaking for you.
A goal should be time bound, state when you want it achieved. By simply having an achievement date you will know when to start, the first step towards achieving that goal, whom to tell and if it’s even wise to tell that person, let alone anyone, the skills and knowledge required along the way to achieving the goals.
We should know that a goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline, which is what makes it different from ordinary dreams. Living in a comfort zone for far too long is one of the hindrances of achievement. People end up procrastinating a lot, tomorrow becomes next week, next week turns into months, which will unfold to a dozen years of no action at all. Until eventually the so destined life becomes a very distant memory.
Do not let the enemy of fear, complaceny, or worry to keep you locked up in a comfort zone, break free and do life differently. When working on an achievement the way you think towards your goals plays a major role in your success. Possession of a negative mindset will only lead to your failure. If you expect to fail, it’s easy not to try at all. If you live in fear it becomes hard to overcome setbacks.
Negativity is like a weed, it will always sprout up when it’s least expected. If you don’t deal with it and kill it from the root, it’s always going to keep coming back. Negativity is always there to block your focus and sabotage you from seeing and progressing towards future possibilities. To overcome such negativity you need to reshuffle your mindset, renew your thoughts. Because only then will you be able to experience and watch an enthusiastic change in your life.
Never make excuses. Refrain from blaming the people in and around your life for the things you did not do right. Excuses are just self-built roadblocks meant to keep you from achieving what is possible. When you become committed to achieving your goals, you will make sure to eliminate the excuses and get the job done.
Learn to take full responsibility for your life. Accept where you are, learn from your mistakes and when necessary make changes. It is up to you to make your move and stop excuses.
No one can do it for you.
Bradley Whitford said, ’infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen.’
Life is too short for you to live in misery, embrace each day as it comes by, live it to the fullest like it’s going to be the last. Focus on the positive and ignore the negatives. Be satisfied with what you have but never settle for less, never be content before you reach your desired goal and level.
Never rest before you accomplish your life goals. Be determined and see what life has in store for you. With every turn you make be happy, be adventurous, turn a deaf ear to all the criticisms because at one point in life you will come across people who are only good at criticising others.
Pretend to not hear them, stay focused on what you want to achieve. You only got one life to live, why not live it to enjoy and not have a loop hole for regret in the near future. Set out to do that which makes you happy, that which you love the most, and if you haven’t found it as yet don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it.
Be happy now, don’t wait for something outside of you tomake you happy in future. Think about how precious the time you spend is, be it with family, friends or at work. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream much about the future lest it becomes boring, concentrate more on the present moment.
Do not make your life complicated, you can never have a positive mind and a negative mindset, it doesn’t tally and never will it. While doing all this, keep love in your heart. For without love, it’s like planting during the summer when you fully know that there are no rains expected.
Always bear in your mind that is very beautiful but not easy, it has problems too, and the challenge lies in facing them with courage. Life is a challenge, a channel of discovery and innovation, a prospect of success and a gateway to wealth.
Setting of goals and strategic plans that will strive no matter the odds which may move against you is one of the basic things needed to get the best out of life. Life is a challenge and for anyone to succeed in life, they must be ready to show what they are made of. Ready to sacrifice their time and build up their mind frame towards success.
Don’t rush in life, take one step at a time. Plan each step before launching it. Steady, balance, mark, and shoot. And before you know it the sky will be the beginning of your success. With each step you take always remember that, every black cloud has a silver lining and that grass ain’t always greener on the other side of the fence, it’s however green where you want it and where it’s watered.
Nashley Tee Mazbee.