Now just as important as your long range goals are your short range goals, your goals for tomorrow, next week, next month or six months from now. These are goals you can accomplish within the next year. The immediate future. We call these goals confidence builders. When you work hard, burn the midnight oil and accomplish these little things, it builds your confidence to go for your long term goals. The art of setting goals is like a magnet pulling you through life in all kinds of difficulties. Plus life becomes exciting instead of just drifting through life.
Write down in your journal or notebook all the little things you would like to have or accomplish in the next year. Part of the fun having a list is, being able to check off something obtained or completed. We grow from two experiences. The joy of winning and the other is the pain of loosing.
I am certain that part of the reason why people let goal setting slide is because it is a lot of work. You will be constantly revising your list of short range goals and long range goals. Rearranging them, refining them, establishing different priorities, adding new ones and deleting others.
Writing your goals down shows you are serious and to do better, you must get serious. You don't have to be grim; but, you do have to be serious. Hey everybody hopes things will get better; but, remember the future does not get better by hope. It gets better by plan. And hope unaided by clear plans, can finally become an illness.
There is a bible phrase that says, "Hope long delayed, makes the heart sick." It is a sickness. I use to have the illness known as passive hope. It is bad! There is one that is even worse and that is called happy hope. That is really bad.
The man is fifty, broke and he is still smiling. That is bad. So get serious, make plans, put them on paper. My suggestion . . . from experience. There is a phrase in the bible that goes, "Without dreams and vision we parish." How true. Humans have a unique ability to aspire, to dream, to go for something, to become something. Without that, life is without life. You must have dreams and never give up on your dreams.
I would like to share with you some further observations I have made on goal setting. Understand that your goals, whatever they are, are effecting you all day long. Your goals effect your handshake, your attitude, how you feel, how you look, how you dress, how you walk, how you talk. All day. Every day!
If you would like further information on this goal setting, please visit the following video: The Art of Setting Goals
"You must have long-range-goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range-goals failures."
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