Goal Fulfillment 101: Achieving Goals & Not Just Setting Them
After contemplating about this week’s blog post, I realized that this series is not about setting goals, it’s about reaching them. Anyone can set a goal. Actually following through on what ever that goal may be is a bit different. When I think about actually following through on goals, one guy comes to mind; his name is Randy Pausch. He’s a famed professor who literally gave his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. Unfortunately, he died of cancer; fortunately, he died after living his live to the fullest. This is his last lecture and some notes I took while listening to the lecture for the very first time. This lecture is about achieving your childhood dreams. Childhood dreams are goals that we often forget about or push to the side. Randy Pausch pursued his. Pursue yours.
“The inspiration and permission to dream is huge.”
What inspires you?
What have you dreamed about your whole life?
Have you given yourself permission to fulfill those dreams, if not what are your obstacles?
“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”
Do you have any experience?
“The brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things because the brick walls are there to stop people who don’t want it badly enough.”
How badly do you want your dream fulfilled?
Are you willing to do what’s necessary to make this dream become a reality?
“Never give up”
I’ll just repeat this; never give up.
“Don’t bail. The best gold is at the bottoms of crap.”
No one ever said that reaching your goal was going to be easy so don’t expect it to be or give up if it isn’t. Hard work and effort does pay off in the end. Pace yourself if you’re having a really difficult time.
“When you do the right thing, good stuff has a way of happening.”
When one is on the road to greatness, sometimes you might question yourself. You’ll know if you’re on the right path or not because of the blessings and opportunities that are presented to you as a result of your effort.
Even accomplishing a part of a goal is big accomplishment. Show gratitude for the steps that you have accomplished and watch as the rest of your goal is completed.
“Don’t complain, just work harder.”
If you want something badly enough, this isn’t going to be a problem. Complaining takes energy away from the completion of your goals. Stay focused.
Until Next Time,
P.S. Contemplate on what I’ve said and begin your goal fulfillment process.