We have goals we want to achieve before the end of the year, or whatever time frame you desire things to get done. Now is the time for execution.
Just setting those goals by writing them down in a journal or vision board, will not make them automatically come to reality.
There is work that needs to be done, and this work takes a certain level of commitment, determination and discipline.
When you actively desire something, there has to be visible effort.
A lot of our goals will have us be shameless when pursuing them. When I say shameless, I don’t mean without morals and respect for others, but in an audacious, bold, blatant and brazen manner. Making use of direct methods.
I have some friends on my whats app list that can post a million status updates in day, shamelessly promoting what they do. OK, a million is quite an exaggeration but you get the drift.
At first when I started blogging, I was a little bit hesitant to write on certain topics because of what ‘people’ may think and that did not help me in anyway. Now I write on any issue I feel is relevant and interesting.
Its one who desires a thing that truly knows how much that thing means to them.
It is important to note that, in setting those goals that you plan on relentlessly and shamelessly pursuing, there are certain qualities those goals must have.
If you have attended any goal setting seminar, a mnemonic is commonly used to define what should be the characteristics of our goals.
SMART it is called. It stands for goals that are
T– Time Bound
How to relentlessly and shamelessly pursue your goals
1. Always set a realistic time frame
A person who has a goal of having a kid will not be setting a realistic goal, if they set a time frame of 6 months without having already started the process. It takes 9 months for a baby to fully develop except there are complications.
So set your goals within a very realistic and workable timetable.
2. Go the extra mile
Shamelessly pursuing your goals requires a lot more discipline and less time for leisure, but the rewards are long lasting.
It will require going to great lengths that may not make sense to others.
3. Block out the nay Sayers
Every one who has achieved success did so with some form of opposition. Your goals may have opposition even from those who love you and desire the best for you.
It will require developing a lot of thick skin to a lot of negativity that will come your way.
Also learn how to discern when those who desire the best for you are just projecting their fears onto you.
And if at any point you fail, remember that it is all part of the process.
4. Take a step today
There are so many things waiting to be achieved tomorrow, how about today? Start now, no matter how small, just start.
One of the major things that hinders us from getting started on our goals is procrastination.
5. Interact with others who have walked a similar path
Ask questions on the challenges they have faced on their journey. You may not face the same, but you can learn how to navigate many of the challenges you may come across in your own journey, from the experiences of others.
Sit down and compare notes.
There is nothing completely new under the sun.
6. Share your goals and visions with others
Share your goals and visions with those you trust, who can always encourage you.
They can serve as great accountability partners and motivate you at times when you are drowning under the weight of the your challenges.
7. Keep your goals always in your line of vision
Keep your written goals always in a visible place.
Let them be in your thoughts when you wake and before you sleep.
8. Track and measure your progress
At certain points, take a step back and see if the current path you have taken to achieve your goals is yielding results.
Some goals and visions take time before you can see results but you need to remain on the path.
Too many times, we give up at the edge of our breakthroughs. A good thing is never easy. Giving up is very easy.
With set goals comes distractions, and some of these distractions may look great, but they are not leading you towards achieving your goals.
Persevere, trust the process and your goals will be achieved.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” —Orison Swett Marden
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