How are you all today? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, spending quality time with family and friends.
Well the new year 2012 is just around the corner now, so let’s reflect on what we have done in 2011, whether we achieved the goals we set at the beginning of the year or not. Most people either don’t set goals or don’t achieve the goals that they set.
Did you even set any goal? If not, why not? If you did, did you achieve them? Are you happy with the outcome? Do you have new goals to achieve by mid and end of 2012? Are you prepared to do the work to achieve them? or you are just a dreamer.
Some people don’t like setting goals, they prefer to just float and enjoy each day without putting any kind of pressure on themselves, which is fine if that suits you best, as long as you are happy in the end. What I noticed though, those people who don’t set goals often say things like, o… what happened to the time? I have achieved nothing? I am feeling hopeless? I wished I could…., etc. Does that sound familiar to you? Have you heard people going on like that?
Well…, that’s common and openly acceptable in our society, which is ashamed the fact that people don’t actually consciously set goals or plan for their future, and then regret it later.
My advice is, if you don’t like planning or setting goals, by all mean, don’t do it, but please…don’t regret it after your time is gone with no result, that’s the worst thing you can do to yourself. Carrying regrets, resentment and frustration is one of the worst cause of any physical or mental illnesses in a long run. The worst thing is that it compounds as time goes and as we get older, and the bottom line is, you can’t go back, it’s gone and vanished by then, so it’s best to look for the future and leave behind the past, but make sure you learn from your past mistakes and never repeat the same mistake.
On the other hand, if you plan and set goals, some kind of goals, any kind, small or big, short or long term goals, anything you really want to achieve without taking into acccount what other people see or think, just about what you want to achieve and what you dream for in this case.
Write down 5 most important goals in your life, then increase the list. Plan and take action on how to achieve each one of them. Observe and see how you feel when you achieve or when you don’t achieve them. Change your method or approach if it doesn’t work well. Tick them off and reward yourself each time you achieve them.
Try not to worry whether your goals are realistic or not, just go for whatever you want, you will be surprise when you notice that your mind and action will just do whatever needs to be done in order to achieve your goals, especially if you want them bad enough emotionally. That is why the bigger your goals the more likely that you will work harder to achieve them. You will feel so… good when you achieve them.
Setting goals and planning to achieve them is fun to do. It gives you more energy about life. It’s crazy and amazing how valuable your life becomes when you make these activities of setting goals, planning and taking action as your daily habits.
One last thing though, if you don’t quite achieve the goals you set, never ever get frustrated, just reflect, fix the mistakes, add more volume or substance to the areas that are lacking and more forward toward a better way of doing things to get what you want with a slightly delayed timing. That is OK and just enjoy our journey.
Be content, stay safe, happy and healthy.
Take care, best of luck.