We as humans are fond of blaming ourselves, others, situations we have been through and our upbringing for our failures and shortcomings, without understanding that we are the ones responsible for our future with the decisions we make in life.
We as individuals need to understand that for us to be who we want to be and where we want to be in life, we have to help ourselves achieve the goals we want. No one is going to help you if you don’t make the first move, it is all down to you. “Get things done.”
There are bad habits that prevent us from moving forward, and if we don’t cut them / deal with them asap, we will remain in that position for the rest of our lives (Stagnant). For example, low self-esteem, anger, procrastination, disorganisation, depression e.t.c. When you have come to the realisation of your bad habits, believe that you can get past it. Don’t let your past dictate your future. Quote from Tom Gorman “If you are doing something, pursuing something or achieving something; you are somehow motivated to do it, so pursue it and achieve it”. Don’t just say I will do it, Get it done (Talking to myself here).
Motivation is a critical factor in getting things done and setting your goals. It is the desire or willingness to do something / to attain a goal. Motivation ignites, energizes, determines, directs and explains our behaviour.
Seven steps to setting your Goals:
- Your set Goals are for you and not to please others
- Your set Goals should reflect your values
- Set specific and Realistic Goals
- Imagine your Goals
- Set milestones
- Write down your Goals
- Reward yourself
“With strong motivation acquired from strong goals and good planning, you can develop the flow and self-control needed to make great progress in life.”
Also published on Medium.