In order for us to reach our goal and move forward in life, we need to have a reason or if you like, a cause. Our reasons and cause will ensure we hang on in there long after we are tired, bored or feel out of our depth.
My cause is wanting to make a difference in the lives of others-to make my mark. I have a passion to leave a legacy for my generations to come; both financially and spiritually. What I do each day is not just for the benefit of me or my immediate family. I regularly remind myself there is a bigger picture and what I put in today will enhance tomorrow.
The well known saying “keeping your eye on the prize” rings true. We must remain focused on what we hope to achieve, the end result and NOT what we feel right now. Our mood can change from one day to the next depending on what is happening around us so is hardly a reliable source.
Our goals should be broken down into small chunks enabling us to remain encouraged when we have met part of them. We can even go as far as rewarding ourselves along the way – food does not need to be involved, a new book, nail varnish or top is just as nice.
Of course there will be challenges along the way, obstacles which may or may not deter you from continuing on your journey. It is entirely your choice. One must not make the mistake of believing facing challenges means you are on the wrong road. Life is never this black and white. Explore your options if you must but do not give in.
The questions we should ask ourselves is;
How much do I want this?
Am I willing to take full responsibility in order to reach my goal?
What am I willing to sacrifice?
How much time and money am I willing/able to put into reaching my goal?