I have always been a huge fan of setting up goals no matter if they are short or long-term. I believe it is critical for everyone to have something to measure their own success by what they can reasonably do. I remember a few years back when I wrote out a list of goals and when I wanted to do them by. Within two years, I had successfully obtained the career I wanted, my credit went from poor to excellent which resulted in financial freedom. I was able to buy a home with zero down payment. All it took was for me to change my mindset, find my goals and work towards them. It was not an easy task, but I surrounded myself with people who provided insight, guidance, and support to me along the way. When I felt like quitting, they reminded me what I needed to do. What played a major role in my success was prayer and leaning on my faith which balanced me. I wanted to have control over my destiny. I knew to do so; it was much ground to cover. I worked tirelessly, made sacrifices and was uncomfortable for most of the time. I had to see this thing through because what was on the other side outweighed my inconvenience. I could see my reward and that was very encouraging.
I share this story to inspire you to set goals throughout your life. Never get stuck where you are as there is always room for improvement and growth. Start thinking about where you are now, where you want to go and how might you get there. Find time to write your goals so you can visualize your desires, so they become real. Begin having conversations with yourself and others to develop the plan for your life. With any blueprint, require strategies which will guide you along the way in your actions. Do not overwhelm yourself with the idea that you must work on your goals simultaneously. Take it thought by thought, step by step, and day by day until you have achieved goal by goal. Tackle your dreams head on and with such conviction until you have obtained the results deserved because that is what matters.
Build the life you see for yourself. When you have setbacks, do not stop there but use those moments as life lessons to improve your tactic. In time, you will succeed with such determination. When you look back just as I have done, you will see that it was worth every moment. You see your hard work all around you. This will have you feeling accomplished, which opens your eyes to a world of desires for continued success. Keep pushing yourself in everything that you do in life. There are many doors of opportunities to walk through and one door starts with you.