Have your goals failed before you got started? Fear kills dreams before they begin. Can you find the time? Is your attention, energy, and focus tied up with too many goals. In the book Unstoppable, Cynthia Kersey found that only 3% of people have goals and 1% write them down. There are countless reasons why someone fails to meet their objectives in life.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas Edison
Goal setting is not like throwing darts. You do not step up to the line, give the target a quick look, and hope for the best. Goal setting is a process of anticipating, thinking and synchronizing.
Benefits of Goal Setting
In 1922, Henry Ford released My Life And Work. In the introduction of the book, he discusses four principles of service that his institution provides. Ford explains how these principles were created, developed and applied in the next 19 chapters of the book.
John F. Kennedy knew that being President of the United States was a big job, and he also believed that he could do it. When Kennedy sometimes said, “The pay is good, and I can walk to work,” was probably more humor and partial truth. I doubt good pay was what he had in mind when considering the highest office in the nation or was he?
Benjamin Franklin once said, “God helps those who help themselves.” I read that quote and remembered Jesus said that you must first remove the log from your eye before you remove the speck from your brother’s eye. When we first focus on fixing people, we are missing the key to all our problems. We need to fix ourselves first through personal growth. Rather than try and mold others to fit our lives we should focus on who we are and whom we are trying to become.
How Do You Deal With Problems?
Do you have a problem solving formula or method? If you were much like me several years ago, you would probably jump right in and get started. Others will withdraw from the problem and avoid it. Problems can be easy to solve, and others can fester. Most of the time you and I use experience and knowledge to help us get past trying moments. We do not think much of it. There is a more efficient approach when we look at the problem first and take a strategic approach.