“There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”— Tommy Lasorda
We all have hopes and dreams, and most of us say we will make them come true someday, but that day never comes around. Once New Years arrives, we become hopeful and plan to make our dreams come true. Year after year, people fall off course and resort to their typical habits and lifestyles. How can we make this upcoming year different? How do we make our dreams happen?
Write down your goals
If you read about personal growth, chances are you’ve heard this suggestion before. Writing down goals is helpful because it brings them to life. When you write them down, they are no longer just thoughts that can come and go. Those thoughts are now one step closer to becoming real. So many people neglect this step. I suggest you give it a try. Write your goals down and put it somewhere you will actually look, like on your fridge or on your computer desktop.
Those who have followed my blog for a while know I am a big advocate of starting small. I am an advocate of it because it works. If you were told to go from a couch potato to marathon runner, your body would give out, even if it’s something you wanted to do. This is because you haven’t built up the endurance that you need to reach your goal. Realize the current situation, and start there. Then build up slowly.
Make a schedule
To reach a specific goal, make a specific schedule. This plan can be modified later once you figure out what works best for you, but start somewhere. If you want to become an avid writer, practice writing every day. The more specific your schedule is, the better it will be. For example, you are more likely to follow a schedule that consists of writing for five minutes right after waking up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, than to just write for sixty minutes per month. When you don’t schedule time for something, other tasks get in the way. Before you know it, it is the last day of the month and you need to spend sixty minutes writing. When you respect the time you have set aside for your goals, you can break it up into manageable tasks and get it done.
You can plan, schedule, organize, and research all you want, but sooner or later you have to get started. Instead of looking for a perfect time, start now. Chances are mistakes will be made, and that’s okay. Move on and learn from the mistakes. If you keep it up, improvement will follow and your goals will be within reach.
The New Year is around the corner. Time is finite, and success is yours for the taking. Make the most out of your life. Make this upcoming year different. Make this the year when your resolutions really happen. Focus on one goal at a time, and see it clearly. Remember to write down your goals, start small, make a schedule, and get started. Good luck, and make it happen.
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