“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Once again it’s a New Year, with new goals, and new hopes, maybe even new dreams, or at the very least old dreams with new methods for attaining them. So what is your game plan for this year? Have you even made one yet? Or are you just expecting that the things that you want for yourself this year are just going to magically happen on their own. If that is the case, I am sorry to tell you that you may just be waiting on those dreams and goals for a very long time. Do you really have that kind of time to be sitting around just waiting for things to happen?
If your answer to that last question is no then I think that you know what you have to do now. First thing’s first. If you have not thought about how you are going to grab on to those dreams that you are aiming for, there’s no time like the present. Take out your paper and pen (or pencil) and get writing. Write down what it is that you would like to see yourself accomplish this year. Now this list should be goals that are at least attainable and in some way help you get one or more steps closer to your long term life goals. For instance, if your long term goal is to become a Lawyer but you have not even gone back to school yet or finished your Bachelors yet, then you know what your goal for this year should be.
The next thing is, once you have these goals written down in front of you, and can visualize them, you should start thinking about each individual goal and begin to think of how you can get that one achieved. Each goal towards your dream has a whole separate set of mini-goals within them as well. It would be nice to think that you could just get your degree in something overnight but in reality one of the mini-steps to this goal would be to map out how you are going to manage your time of going back to school. How are you going to fit in school work, into days that are already probably jam packed with other crucial things that are necessary in your life? That is totally up to you to figure out but you should definitely try to plan it out.
Lastly, check off the things on your list as you go along throughout the year. Not only that, but take the time to reward yourself for the things that you have checked off. No accomplishment is too small and they should be celebrated when accomplished. However, don’t take up so much time celebrating that you forget or lose sight of the fact that there is still more left to be done. If you are not accomplishing the things in life that you want to get done, there is only one reason for that, you. No one can plan it out for you. No one can make you determine what your destination in life will be but you. If you do not put in the work to get where you want to be, then you will never get there, and the only person that will be responsible is you. So figure out your game plan and make this year count. Your dream can not become a reality unless you make it one. So what are you waiting for?
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