Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Here are 6 P’s that can help you achieve your goals :
Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. It is your sense of resolve or determination. Ask yourself what’s really important to you, what are you good at, and what you would like to have achieved when you look back at the end of your life?
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
Steve Jobs said you have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. Similarly, Thomas Edison failed more than 1,000 times when he was trying to create the light bulb. When asked, he Edison allegedly said, “I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb.”
Planning and Preparation
Les Brown worked as an errand boy in a radio station. He often stayed in the control rooms and soaked up whatever he could until the deejays would ask him to leave. Then, back in his bedroom at night, he practiced. One day while Les was at the station an opportunity presented itself and he was ready. He blew away the audience and the station manager.
“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity, and not have one than to have one and not be Prepared” – Les Brown
Personal development is a vital part in a person’s growth and maturity. Whether it is an intellectual pursuit, spiritual, technical, athletic or moral, we must resolve to learn for us to grow.
“Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals” Brian Tracy
Your ability to form good relationships, with the right people, at every stage of your life, can be the critical determinant of your personal success and achievement.
Remember believing yourself is a choice and it is an attitude you developed over time. You must choose to believe that you can achieve any goal you set. After all, who is responsible for your successes or failures? YOU.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.” ― Norman Vincent Peale.
Persistence is the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats”. – B.C Forbes, Founder Forbes Magazine
In conclusion, to achieve your life goals, you should be clear about your purpose, support it with strong passion, planning and deliberate personal development efforts. You must connect with the right people, think positive and persevere in other achieve your life goals.