Learn Self Discipline Series
Learn to Committed to Master Self-Discipline and Reach your Full Potential and Goals
Let’s admit it, we all have that one goal we’ve been trying to set yet failed to achieve. Think about countless New Year’s resolution attempts, broken piggy banks, a planned vacation that remains a plan. So how exactly do we go about having a goal and then actually achieve it? The key to success is an overly used word, yet only followed by a few – “commitment”. Yes, the word does not only apply to relationships. It also applies to everything else in life that one wishes to achieve. It could be regarding your first million dollars, your weight-loss program, your love life, or simply beating your early-morning alarm. Commitment is the key. The only problem is that not everyone stays committed. The word itself is associated with fear, distraction, procrastination, and whatnots. You are in luck though, because below are a set of tricks you can carry up your sleeve should you plan to tackle your goals head-on. Set a Clear and Definite Goal Another cliché, but this actually is a herculean task for most of us. You must set a realistic goal first, one that you think is worth your efforts if you intend to achieve a result. It’s not enough that you know what you want to achieve. You also should have a detailed plan before you make that first step. As soon as the path has been carved, it will only be a matter of time (and willpower) before you reach the destination.
We all fall victim to pitfalls and unexpected turns. In fact, a lot of people stop after the first fall or wrong turn. When challenges come up and emotions cloud your judgment, you need to focus on what your real purpose is and go on with your journey.
This is the reason why goals are planned ahead in detail, so you will not have to analyze (or overanalyze) when you are already midway through your journey.
Sacrifices are expected and you will fall a few times. Just get up and keep moving until you reach your destination. Stopping in your tracks, giving up, and turning back are no longer options at this point.
Take it from Mary Poppins, “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down”. Don’t think of your goal as a task, but a game. After all, it’s in the journey that we learn the most lessons - not the destination.