The subject of goal pursuing and dream attaining has been on my mind a lot lately. Well, not lately. Always. I decided a very long time ago that I would always be willing to work hard for the things I wanted - whatever it takes, I'm down to ride. If you aren't willing to work for something, not only is it probably not worth it, you probably don't deserve it. Unfortunately, simply working hard isn't always enough - especially, if what you want is out of the ordinary. Building something takes more than just hard work, it takes belief.
One of the things I've found that always helps to harden my resolve when I'm noodling around over a decision is to A. write down my goals and B. proceed tell anyone and everyone who will listen (and some who won't) about all the things I want, and how I intend to get them. This act is multi-functional, and though many of the outcomes don't have a physical manifestation i.e. you cannot hold them in your hands, they are still important!! It's like oxygen. Can you hold it in your hands? No. Do you need it to live? I'm thinking so.
1. Saying Something Out Loud Makes it Real - The simple act of translating your thoughts into words takes those thoughts one very significant step closer to reality. Unfortunately, saying "I have Spicy Nacho Doritos and a pizza" will not make Spicy Nacho Doritos and pizza appear. However, telling your Mom, your best friend, or your lover about a project or a goal takes those thoughts out of that little space in between your ears, and puts them into the big wide world. You admitted you wanted it, and someone heard you say the words. Words are power and though it might not initially seem like it, speaking your goals out loud is the initial spark that will start giving your goals movement.
2. Garnering Support - The more people you tell, the more likely it is that you will find people that not only support your goal, but are interested in helping. The next person you tell could be your potential business partner, your potential investor, of the person who gives you that necessary push to continue when you feel like giving up. If they aren't that person, maybe they know someone is. Who knows? No one will if you don't tell them.
3. It Shows People You Believe - If you don't believe in yourself, than how can you ever expect someone else to do the same? Telling others about your ideas and your goals shows that you are committed to them - that you believe in yourself and what you want. If you are ready to tell anyone, even a stranger about your idea succinctly and with confidence, that will go an immeasurably long way towards getting that person on your side.
So, get your soapbox, stand on up, and say it loud and proud. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to tell a minimum of five people about a goal you've mulling over lately. I promise, once you've completed the exercise you will be feeling more committed, and more apt to conquer and complete. Don't believe me? Try it, and then we'll talk.
What is you weapon of choice for goal achievement? Tell meeee! I am always looking for new ass-kicking/name-taking strategies. Drop me a line in the comment section below, or find me on Facebook, or Twitter @abeautifulview0
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