Rolling forward with our motivation series, I wanted to go over today one of the most important ingredients for success in business, success in real estate, success in life in general. Having a GOAL is that ingredient, now we have all heard this before right? Why is it then that when the statistics are tallied – more than 2 our of every 3 people don’t like what they do for work and where they are in life?
I would suggest to you that a ship or airplane with the best captains in the world, will go nowhere and drift through the air/water and more than likely crash and burn if there is no destination they can pilot towards. Put another way – if you don’t know where you are going, how the heck can you MAKE A PLAN to get there? It has been said that the difference between a goal and a dream is that one has a plan/deadline, I am sure you can guess which!
Without health goals, we generally (unless you have lucky genes) are less healthy than we want, we don’t earn the money we want, we don’t have the relationships you we want. The key is to have targets to shoot at in all areas of life so that you can measure if what your doing is working or not. What gets measured gets managed, things unfortunately do not take care of themselves in life or business.
What is the thing that can tie all of the goals together? There are many different angles I have heard, your “why”/”purpose”/”destiny” — whatever you call it that resonates with you, I suggest to you that you sit down with a sheet of paper think about this in detail 5-10 minutes each morning and WRITE down ideas for the thing that you want to accomplish in life that if you die before it’s done OR you would feel embarrassed to be dead!
All joking aside, if you have a destination that you want to go and you have a burning desire to make that thing happen then that will be your motivation to get back up when life knocks you down, when you get betrayed in a relationship, when your deal goes sideways, everything in life is temporary the only place we exist is in the present moment – make that the one you focus on. Learn from the past but don’t dwell on it because you don’t live there anymore.
To your success,
-Respect The Hustle