Let me paint a picture for you. You’re 28. You haven’t had the chance to go and study. You are working 9 – 5 in a job you like but feel stuck. You just keep going at it each day expecting something to change. Complaining along the way about how unhappy you are.
Let me paint another picture for you. You’re 28. You haven’t had the chance to go and study. You are working 9 – 5 in a job you like but feel stuck. You just keep going at it each day expecting something to change. Then one day, something does change, you do.
You look at how you can achieve your goals, by starting to research if studying is an option. You stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop complaining and most importantly you start to make a plan!
They say there are two types of people in the world. The first person will wait for things to come to them and the other will go and get them.
The people who sit and wait will mostly complain about how life isn’t fair and wonder why things aren’t going well for them. The other type will make plans and set things in place to make their goals become a reality.
That’s called making it happen, and here is how to do it!!
1) Stop complaining and remain positive
This is pretty self-explanatory; don’t you think?
2) Make a plan
This one is the fun part. You get to write down everything you want to achieve. You could do a vision board, so you can see your goals and dreams every day. Perhaps write it in a notebook or store it in your phone. There is no wrong or right way, so do what you feel is best for you.
Make your goals realistic and attainable. Start small and give yourself one or two achievable tasks that you know you can achieve and give yourself a realistic time frame.
I created a vision board a few years ago and put 12 things to complete by the end of that year. I only got 2 things complete and felt very underwhelmed and unmotivated.
I then picked myself up and decided to only put two things on my vision board for the coming year, guess what I achieved them!
The feeling of satisfaction gave me confidence and a feeling of momentum to move forward and work towards achieving my other goals.
3) Follow the plan (Stay focused!)
Don’t deviate from your goals. Life can sometimes change, but remember what you set out to achieve in the first place and focus on the steps you need to take to get there.
4) Don’t give up on your dreams and goals
Some say this is easier said than done, but if you follow the 3 previous steps and stay focused, you will achieve what you set out to do.
A quote from my favourite author Richard Carlson, to keep that motivation going…
“Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward. The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?”
Keep moving toward the direction you want to go.
By La Toya Galea