You can read or listen to hundreds of articles about goal setting. Most suggest that setting high targets and accepting long term results is the way of highly successful people. In this article, we consider if this is an accurate premise.
We can read or listen to hundreds of articles about goal setting. Most suggest that setting high targets and accepting long term results is the way of highly successful people. In this article, we consider if this is an accurate premise.
Firstly we consider the likes of Branson, Musk and Sugar. Evidence suggests the initial business climb was between 8 and 12 years before widespread recognition. However, their ventures, such as airlines, computers hardware and motorcars, had only short times between concept and production (2 to 3 years).
You may think that small enterprise is far away from these multi-national businesses. However, reconsider this thought. As much as you find fault in the following statement, the reality is: there is little difference in the reason a venture succeeds or not. The size of an enterprise is of no importance!
Whatever the expertise, it is suitable for any degree of success once learned. An excellent mother who lives in a tiny bedsit is as capable as the millionaire’s wife in bringing up her children. Yes! There are differences in the amount of work involved, but the principles of motherhood are the same regardless of the situation. Nurturing, caring and loving is key to great and successful children.
Once a skill is learned, it becomes more refined as time passes. As we nurture our lives, we become better at negotiating events. Some situations are suitable, others complex, and living will become easier when we examine life with care.
So it is with goal setting. Before one decides on the objective, one must accept if one can attain the goal. It is a bit of a point running a cake shop if there is no baking knowledge. In the same way, it is pointless attempting to build a home if one cannot lay bricks.
Everyone has a skill, something of expertise. And when the expertise is harnessed into the energy of success, there is every possibility of the idea coming to fruition. By having confidence in one’s skills, we are already 80 per cent near the objective. When Branson, Musk and Sugar started their main businesses, they already had the skill and confidence to put ideas into action. This is the key to success in any avenue of life.
The limitation believes the time needed will be many years of hard work. Also, there is a belief in encountering failures and making incredible sacrifices. This is not the case, and once one understands this hidden secret real magic will occur.
In the same way, one must not strive for perfection. There is no such thing. Consider the cars we drove ten years ago, to the ones made today. And those of you who can remember cars of thirty years since were unreliable and listed of a decade at most. Motor car producers would not be making today’s excellent cars had they not taken the chance and produced the flawed vehicles of yesteryear.
So, the way to begin a new venture is to follow one’s desire, learn the skills needed to fulfil the objective and begin the journey. Do not set high goals, or do not set them at all! Work within one’s know parameters and enjoy the experience. And the astute reader will also realise this is an idea considering every aspect of life. Be it material, intellectual, emotional or spiritual.
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