The Easiest Way to Reach Your Goals
by: Valerie Stuut
There are 3 questions that most everyone asks when setting goals: 1. What is the easiest way to get what I want? 2. Is the end result the most important thing about the goal? 3. If someone would make my dream happen in an instant and I did not have to do anything, would I still want it?
These are the questions we all go through at some point when goal setting and really looking at the “BIG” goal. I have gone through them myself and here is what I have found out:
1. What is the easiest way to get what you want? DON’T GIVE UP! For example, in 2009 I started a great website for my other company and it was amazing. We put in hundreds of hours, videos, photos and love. And of course we had high, “instant” expectations! So what happened? We did not get the traffic overnight that we wanted and got discouraged because I did not see the “instant” gratification I wanted, so we stopped adding information to it within 6 months. Guess what – it has been over 3 years since we have really updated the site and on its own, now gets over 30,000 hits a month! Imagine, where it could be today if I had just done something little each day and I did not give up…? If your dream is worth your attention, then it is worth giving it the proper time to grow – Don’t Give Up!
2. Is the end result the most important part if the goal? NO!!!! Yes it will be nice to achieve your final result but the journey is the most important part. I know that sound cliché, but it is so true!!! The person you will become, the character and pride you will build along the way is invaluable to you as a human being because you can say “I Did It!”. This experience can only come with time, effort, and yes mistakes along the way. I promise you, the journey is worth it and YOU want to do it!
3. If someone would make my dream happen in an instant and I did not have to do anything, would I still want it? NO! Yes you would be able to avoid the growing pains and mistakes along the way, but those are the things that make the journey worth doing. Just think about all of the hundreds of mini “wins” along the way to your big goal, you don’t want to cheat yourself out of those!
Life is about doing, enjoying the process, learning, making connections and helping others along the way. Don’t cheat yourself out of some of the greatest, juiciest experiences of your life by quitting or wishing someone would do it for you. If you are dreaming about it – YOU CAN DO IT; so Get Started NOW!!!!!
Thank you for your time today and enjoy today’s journey!