Have you ever set New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps you
have been planning to slim down or not be so angry or stop
smoking. Or perhaps you have been planning to learn a particular
skill or a new language or make that travel that you have
been planning for a long time. Or perhaps you have been thinking
of sorting out your relationships or changing your job>
many ideas, many plans but… you have not quite got round
them yet. Is that true for you too? The truth of the matter
is that just as you have set those goals and promised yourself
to keep them… you have for sure forgot them and failed
to reach them. And that not just once but over and over again.
But there is even worse. Modern studies
have time and time again confirmed an extraordinary fact:
only 3% of people generally set goals. That means that the
rest of us, 97% that is, do not even bother setting them!
Why so few of us set goals? There are several reasons that
people often give as an excuse but the most common one is
simply that they just do not know how to set their goals.
Now that is an amazing fact when you think
about it. We are so concerned about the immediate, the day
to day life and we are so convinced about the saying that
tomorrow is another day. Yet we fail to realise an important
fact. We are the product of our past and what ever we do today
can have tremendous implications and consequences for our
future. We are so concerned with making do with the present
that we are running the serious risk to have no tomorrows!
All our attention is focussed on immediate satisfaction that
we have completely sidelined the issue of our tomorrows. No
wonder this generation has been called the ‘take away
age’; taking away what we can today and tomorrow…
well who knows! But it need not be like this.
You see, it is true that you cannot change
your past. You cannot undo what has already taken place; what
is done is done. The past, whether good or bad, is gone and
is now been buried with its tragic or joyous memories. We
are now living in the present and by our actions and our attitudes
we can certainly change the present, at least in part. But
above all we have the tremendous power in our hands to determine
our future. We are the authors of our future! We are the creators
of our tomorrows! What we want to be tomorrow is right here
in our hands. And we can use this power positively…
or throw in the dump.
That is why it is so important that we set
clear and determined goals; achievable goals that we can focus
upon and use as a guiding post for our life. Yet only 3% of
people set them and know how to do it! In which group are
you? Are you in the 3% or more likely in the 97%? One thing
is sure: if you are in the latter group you are certainly
in bad company! But this is the challenge that I want to give
you. If you are part of the 97% is it not time that you do
something about it? When are you going to stop being a failure
and a loser? When are you going to take control of your life
and make sure that you become a winner, an achiever?
What will goal setting do for you? Let me share some pointers
of goal setting:
• It will help you change your life for the better and
become an achiever
• It will help you get what you really want from life
• It will give you a clear direction for every day action
• It will motivate you to be and do what you want to
be and do
• It will help you measure the distance covered and
the one yet to travel
And when you finally reach a goal you will
experience an incredible joy and personal satisfaction. You
will know then that you too are an achiever. Are you ready
to become a winner? It does not matter what your goals are;
the important is surely that you are achieving what ever you
have set before you. And whether you are already a goal setter,
or you are used to set goals and then quickly quit them, or
you have never set goals before now is time to start changing
your life and finally reaching the things that you have run
after for many years. Today can be a day of new beginning.
Are you ready to be an achiever or are you happy to stay where
you are with what you have? The choice is yours!
If you want to take action and empower your
life then read on. You may not know how to set your goals
yet or you may have failed to reach them and right now you
may feel discouraged or afraid that your goals are unattainable.
What ever your situation today, there is a way out and that
way is the way to your success. That is why I want to partner
with you: to enable you to release the power within you and
make you realise that what ever goal you may set for yourself
can be reached. No, I have no secrets. And I do not have magic
answers either. But I know that if you are like me the power
is already within you; you just need to get it out and start
using it. That is why I just want to come alongside you and
enable you to do it. Are you ready to reach your goals? Ready
to become an achiever? The choice is yours!