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fundamentals of goal-setting

Fundamentals of goal setting

Do you know 80% of all resolutions fail at some point? This statistic is so depressing, a lot of people are giving up on trying too. How do you take precedence over giving up and becoming truly successful this year? I believe you need to focus on your habits, learn how to set goals, and focus on making processes. These aren’t just your resolutions; they are your lifestyle choices.

If you want to do something extraordinary, you must think about it in terms of patterns that match history, play into current psychology, and demonstrate how you can work smarter, not harder.

So, what’s the secret sauce? In creative activities, the goal is the idea that motivates you to get your work done and feed your work back into the culture.

A goal-setter has the responsibility of taking action to become a goal-getter.

Achieving your dream can feel quite satisfying, whether it’s a personal or corporate plan. Most people who know what their goals are often found pleasure in being able to check that goal off their list. For instance, someone who has a determination of losing weight must achieve that through smart planning, regimented exercise, and a host of other behaviors that, when done in concert, help to address the issue and achieve their dream. When those steps become a habit, it hastens the accomplishment of the plan.

You may be wondering, why do you have a plan of what to achieve but you don’t achieve them? The problem is that you only have what to achieve but neglect how, when, and where to achieve it – a goal-setting blueprint must contain these four elements. Because they are all crucial for actualizing your dreams or what you meant to realize. Be intentional and definite!

In the case of a complex goal, breaking it down into its individual unit is more useful for reaching noticeable progress. For instance, if it’s an annual goal; break it into daily, weekly, and monthly plans, or if your target is to make millions of dollars; break it into hundreds and thousands. In this order, you will achieve your goal in the end by adhering to your plan and taking action. Break the complex goal into manageable resolutions – Rome was not built in a day.

Jack Ma, a Chinese business magnate once said, “No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts

What will keep you having the dream you saw on the first day is a well-structured, defined, and written-down plan. It helps to visualize the goal and chase it daily. Be aware that procrastination will always want to have its way, but intentionality will help you overcome it. Finally, set a target that will make you jump from the bed in the morning, stay focused, work hard, and succeed.

success is intentional

Success is intentional

Nothing happens by chance. Luck is when your preparation meets opportunity. Sleeping on your bed thinking that you will be lucky someday is just wishful thinking. Therefore, success is an intentional journey. 

You might have heard of a high achieving person who either succeeds in business, academics, politics, or any other field, and you think he is just a lucky person amidst the population. No, it’s not always true. Emphatically, it is hardly true. Ask that person, let him unveil some background story to you, and you will be amazed that success is planned work.

First of all, let me tell you this popular myth about success, a long-aged general misconception. People believe success is about having money, cars, or houses. It is a big lie that has been transplanted from generation to generation. Those could come by chance. You might gamble and win millions of dollars. More so, you might win a lottery and have a car or house.

True success resides in inner satisfaction. When you genuinely succeed, you will be happy and be overwhelmed with inexpressible joy.

Success is not the same as completion; it is possible to complete a task as unsuccessful. Imagine an athlete who participates in a sport and came last, though he finished the track yet is not unsuccessful because the goal is to be the first runner up.

The accomplishment of a goal or good outcome of an undertaking is typically called success. Before you can achieve a goal to become successful, you must be intentional. Hence, your intentionality will produce the following;

Goal setting:

You have the set of goals you want to achieve. Doing this means you know what you are doing and not just a mediocre man with neither bearing nor direction.

Action-taking:

Taking action is a roadmap to goal-getting, and it is a thick line between goal setting and goal setting. An action taker is a goal-getter. Know this, and know peace!

Goal-getting:

your intentionality will take you from an action taker stage after setting your goal to a goal-getter. With this, success is sure!

Focus:

On your success pursuit, there will be distractions and side many attractions. Life will place many opportunities that look brand and bright before you, which could catch your attention and make you put the options into consideration. “maybe, this is a better choice,” you will think. But it would help if you remained focused and undistracted. To be successful, you must maintain your stance and stand.

Perseverance:

The end story of a successful man sounds exciting and appealing, but the process is not as sweet, and the summative tale sounds. You must be consistent and persistent to be successful.

You need to understand that life is not a bed of roses; there are thorns and thistles. Therefore you must be intentional about what to do, where to go, and what to achieve. If intentionality is missing, you automatically have a loophole in your success story.

Helping others to succeed

The beauty of helping others to succeed

Life is all about helping others to succeed and never about taking advantage of others in our quest to succeed. Unfortunately, the passion to succeed at all expense sometimes becloud our human nature. The greed to be on top at all costs can sometimes make some individuals forget the pain and suffering those they trample on in their quest for glory.

In 2019, a selfless runner, turned back to help a fellow competitor, who was sitting on the ground exhausted, just meters from the finish line. The runners were taking place in the CAT 10K Thailand Championship, around the Supachalasai Stadium in the capital’s Pathum Wan District, where there were highs of 32 degrees celsius. He sacrificed his chances to win a tournament but won the heart of thousands of spectators who cheered him on.

Read another inspirational story recently, and it drives home the beauty of helping others to succeed in life. Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was only a few meters from the finish line, but got confused with the signs and stopped, thinking he had finished the race. A Spanish man, Ivan Fernandez, was right behind him and, realizing what was going on, started shouting to the Kenyan to keep running. Mutai did not know Spanish and did not understand.

Realizing what was going on, Fernandez pushed Mutai to victory. A reporter asked Ivan, “Why did you do this?” Ivan replied, “I dream that one day we can have some sort of community life where we push ourselves and help each other win.” The reporter insisted “But why did you let the Kenyan win?” Ivan replied, “I didn’t let him win, he was going to win. The race was his.” 

The reporter insisted and asked again, “But you could have won!” Ivan looked at him and replied: “But what would be the merit of my victory? What would be the honor of this medal? What would my mother think of it?” The values are transmitted from generation to generation. What values do we teach our children and how much do you inspire others to earn? 

Most of us take advantage of people’s weaknesses instead of helping to strengthen them. Winning is good, but creating a lasting bridge of love and empathy is worth more than a thousand laurels put together. Let’s keep promoting positive values wherever we go and help others reach their goals in life

service

Service is your secret to financial freedom

Service means you utilize every opportunity to give your talent, gift, and everything you have to the good of others. When you serve, you attract the best things in life. It’s not about money all the time. When you go through the biography of some successful men and women, one thing that stands out is the desire to serve. They didn’t put money at the front burner. When they served faithfully, other benefits began to flow in naturally.

When a business is set up primarily for profit-making, it becomes extremely difficult to achieve success. I love what Richard Branson the CEO of the Virgin Group said: “Never go into business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better off doing nothing”

One of the primary reasons for going into any business is to fill a need. People have needs for different things. Whether its the need for food, the need for clothing or shelter, the need for education, or the need to have a hair cut.

These are specific needs, and they require specific services. If you see a need within your immediate environment that can be filled, all you can do is create a business out of it.

The intention may not necessarily be to make money but to provide value-added service for people. The money will flow in naturally as a product for services rendered. What we must understand about business is that without service, there can be no business. When you can serve people, they would be more than willing to pay you above what you would have charged.

The idea is to avoid greed for making quick money which oftentimes motivates certain individuals into specific businesses. Such businesses don’t last for long, as they soon fade away due to low patronage as a result of poor services been rendered to customers.

You may want to ask why virtually all companies have customer care service? The answer is simple. They value their customers and would be more than willing to satisfy them by providing a platform where they can channel all their complaints. This is a medium through which services can be improved and a relationship can be fostered.

Another vital reason why a business is created is for customers. Without customers, there can be no business. The secret of retaining customers is to provide them with service that would motivate them to keep coming back.

The market is becoming so competitive that businesses are looking for ways to improve their service delivery. Any single lapse by customer service may spell doom for any business that is aiming for the top.

Most businesses succeed via referrals from satisfied customers. The opposite is the case, as an embittered customer can tell a couple of friends about his or her experience in terms of service delivery. Those friends will end up telling their other friends and so the chain reaction continues.

Some amazing benefits of adopting value-added service to clients include: customer retention, increased productivity, increased profitability, and loyalty from customers. It may cost you a little to implement, but the benefits far outweigh the initial cost at the end of the day.

Business success

Business Success requires these six secrets

Business success is always one of the often most searched items on the internet. Everyone wants to succeed in business but success is not something that will come without little work. To truly succeed in business you need to cultivate good habits, develop a strong work ethic, and adjust your overall mindset.

Apply these six points to become successful in business;

mindset.

Know what you want

Most often than not, a lot of folks who go into business don’t know what to expect from the business, because they don’t know what they want. When you have a clear vision about what you want from a particular business, it becomes a lot easier for you to achieve business success.

Be willing to do whatever it takes 

Starting a business is a lot easier than managing it successfully. Thousands of businesses pack up after a year or two of been formally launched. Achieving business success requires a whole lot of sacrifice. You must be prepared to be willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in your business. Some go the extra mile to get additional knowledge in the business. If the business requires you to undergo further training, then you must be willing to do exactly that.

Get a mentor

A mentor is a guide that helps you along the entrepreneurial journey. One of the advantages of getting a mentor is the fact that your failure rate is greatly reduced. They help ensure you avoid certain potholes that may lead to the collapse of your business.

When you are going into a business that you don’t have so much knowledge about, a mentor will no doubt help you not to make obvious mistakes. Right from the business planning stage up to the actual implementation, a mentor will help to increase your rate of success.

Forge your path

It is always common to see people trying to copy what their competitors are doing. Though there is nothing bad in emulating some positive aspects of your competitor’s business, you must learn to carve a niche for yourself. Get an identity. A brand that is unique and different from the average businesses within your circle.

Learn from criticism 

There is positive criticism and there is negative criticism. Learn from the positives and always ignore the negatives. There is always room for improvement in every business. Something to be added and some aspects of the business may need to be restructured. Have an open mind that is void of rigidity.

Business success is not for those who are not flexible. Businesses are evolving and those who are willing to learn from their mistakes are always ahead of their competitors.

Keep going

The journey towards achieving business success is a rough one. Along the way, there are moments of doubts and challenges like lack of funding, logistics, bureaucracy, lack of sales, future uncertainty, and increased competition in the market. Each of these challenges is unique in their sense and require different approaches.

You must keep going when the race becomes intense. That is what makes successful entrepreneurs unique. They overcome hurdles and achieve business success even in the most unfriendly market environment.

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