• OUTLINE YOUR SET GOALS:
Not having a goals, is like driving without a destination, you will exhaust both yourself and the car too,
hence to begin you need to have clearly defined goals, objectives that you want to achieve,
when you have set goal (s) it as if you are driving towards a known destination.
• DON’T BE DISTRACTED:
This world is filled with distractions and attractions. Do not underestimate the power of distraction,
consider this: what do you think could happen to a driver who continues to look through his window while driving in the high way?
He may lose control, or may be hit by another vehicle, so when you are riding on the high way to reach your goal always avoid
being distracted or attracted to anything that will slow down your pace or at worst stop you. Distractions can come in many ways; it can come in form of associations or individual habits.
• FINDING THE RIGHT ASSOCIATE:
A good associate is like a co-pilot, he stays alert with you. Note that he is not a co driver but a co-pilot,
this is because when a driver is tired he pulls over at the Conner of the road and rest
but when a pilot is tired he does not even think of pulling over or parking he must reach his destination and hence both in his absence and presence a good co-pilots will provide the support needed.
So the need to associate with people having the same frame of mind cannot be over emphasizing.
Associating with people who are already where you want to be will make you live and behave as if you have achieved your goals.
• LIVE IN THE FUTURE:
“To catch a monkey you need to act like a monkey” so says an African proverb,
yes indeed you need to learn how to jump and dive. You need to start thinking everyday as if you have achieved goals and dreams.
• MAKE A LIST OF HUDDLES:
After outlining your goals can you make also a list of things that can possibly stop you from achieving your goals.
This is necessary because anyone who fights a battle without a well-defined enemy might be in for an unusual surprise.
Hence outlining and understanding problems is the key to solving them. Outlining them will help you tackle them with the right weapon.
• WORK ON YOUR SET GOALS:
Goals are not investment where you just put your money and watch it grow.
It requires daily attention if it is to be attained, every work has tools which makes it possible to be done, for example if you are trapped in a dense jungle you may need a cutlass
and a GPS in other to find your way home, selecting the right tools can help you achieve your dreams.
Imagine what could happen to a student who ought to write a biology exam but has been been practicing only chemistry,
it is necessary that one attain a level of balance in other to achieve his goals.
• BE HUMBLE AND DO NOT CREATE ENEMIES:
If you defecate on the road while embarking on a journey, definitely you will meet flies while returning. Do not step on people while you climb your social ladder, this is so because successful people needs help like every other person.
“One thing is somersaulting another thing is landing properly” when you get to the top there is nowhere else to go except down,
hence if ever you created enemies while climbing,
these ones may get back at you when you slide a little bit off the top. They may even drag you down totally instead of helping you.
• BE PREPARED FOR UNFORESEEN OCCURRENCES:
Many a men say: “I wish I could see tomorrow” hence do not expect everything to go as you have planned, unforeseen occurrences has been a constant part of the human history,
hence preparing for it and knowing That it may happen not only helps you to deal with it but also makes you not to feel too disappointed when it happens and hence quit.
• USE YOUR PAST TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE:
A good driver will always consider his side mirror, not because he is driving backwards but because he wants to get a balance view of the road and understand how best to drive,
likewise our pasts or mistakes should be used as warning examples and help us to create a good future,
• DON’T GIVE UP:
It is as simple as that, yet very difficult. If you apply the above given suggestions it may be very difficult for you to quit and also if you know where you are headed problems,
will not make you quit, setbacks will only even make you even stronger.
Remember a the value of gold appreciates, only when it has been refined in a furnace, a good captain is made not on a calm sea but on a very rough sea.
Problems and difficulties can only make you stronger,
SEE YOU AT YOUR GOAL.