In 13th century Scotland there was a freedom fighter named William Wallace.
In a time when most people in Scotland were willing to settle, Wallace wanted more for himself and for his people. Getting there was something that probably seemed impossible, to win freedom from a ruthless king probably seemed insurmountable.
Read in this inspiring post from Kimanzi Constable, how he turned his life around and stopped to settle for something that was below his real potential.
In this guest-post Jorge Blanco writes: “The very first time I found myself determined to achieve a goal was during my teenage years when I wanted to go to Japan and study Computer Science there.
It was the biggest dream for me at the time and I was able to achieve it.
But after a year, I suddenly realized I wasn’t feeling as elated as I imagined I would be. I felt lost and empty…”
The time right now is among my personal most enjoyable times of the year. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the perfect time to really reflect back on the last 12 month and then go ahead and plan next year.
And in fact, if you haven’t done a yearly plan so far, I would highly recommend that you start doing this review & planning process now for this and the coming year. You will be amazed at what this reviewing & planning can do to your overall sense of direction and practical achievement. It will take under 1 hour and it will be way worth it.
For me, this process is one of the biggest sources for what I would call my personal successes. It is a 2 step process of I. Reviewing and II. Planning.
Being in harmony with your goal is a key in personal development. Because goal-setting alone is not enough. What I really mean with being in harmony is that you have to be the kind of person to whom the goals you set out feel naturally. This means that you have to “vibe” with the resulting reality you want. Learn how you can give up your resistance and help yourself to really get what you want.
I personally believe in the power of setting the right goals in order to make difficult changes in my life. But I also enjoy my time of feeling just in flow with what I do and create really good results this way. Can you only get what you want and be really productive by setting goals or is there also a way without goals? Let’s see if the no goals approach has any merit to it and if even the goal-setting idea is something of the past…
A compelling goal is something that has a deeper meaning to you. It is the kind of goal that excites you, that lets you grow and the achievement is fulfilling and rewarding. Learn to set exciting goals which motivate you to take action.