Many of us will give up on our dreams after a couple of years. Mandela maintained faith in his mission for nearly 3 decades. That’s persistence.
I read an article the other day that really struck a nerve with me. We spend 6 months of our lives waiting in line. But what are we waiting for?
How can you reframe a current goal to infuse it with purpose, will and determination?
There are millions of self-help books that are in mint condition because the owners never made it past their first chapters. There are countless sheets of notebook paper with written lists of goals that now reside in trashcans.
The West often feels like its in a permanent fast forward motion. And so to go back to Ghana, and have everything really slow down, was a welcomed treat.
You can work. You can push yourself. Discover your passions and chase THOSE, not just some lofty idea of a “dream.”
Most people wander through life aimlessly with no plans and no goals. Don’t be that person. Make your plan, and follow your plan.
“There are three types of people,” astronaut Chris Hadfield told me, “-1, 0, and +1.”
Everyone approaches goal setting differently, but the perspective one enters this process with can directly affect their happiness, progress and motivation along the way.
So what if your friend is making a ton of money, or if they just got a ton of coverage for something they did? So what if they’re working with this client or that client? Or if they just signed a deal with so and so? You’ve made your purpose clear, you’ve made your life’s priorities clear. Things will work out for you in the way that you’ve chosen–but again, only if examined in their own context.