Posts Tagged ‘Goal’

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour (Photo credit: The Uprooted Photographer)

Clarity. It is required to get what you want. Your thoughts have to be clear of fear and overbearing. Clarity is the absence of fog and haze. Clarity shines brightly. Clarity comes in steps. One step is to start with the end.

Create a goal

One step of the road to clarity is having a well defined goal. Not a wishy-washy, pie in the sky, maybe someday I’ll have that goal. Not a goal where you are waiting for your ship to arrive. A goal that you can describe and touch. One that you know by heart. One were you can describe the smell and the sound. One you can touch. One that burns in your mind. Yes, one clearly define. A wishing goal will never be reached. A someday goal will never be had.

Get that goal down. Define every part of it. How will you feel when you reach it? How does a person at that goal talk and act? What will your life be like when you have reached that goal? Seeing your goal is not enough. See yourself at that goal.

Building a path

If you don’t have a path, any road will get you there. Build that path by working

backward to you. Create your path to that goal. Define major milestones along the way. Discover the changes and tasks that will lead to those milestones. The result will be your path.

Let’s say you want to be the a great Internet Entrepreneur. That is the end goal. Discover all the aspects of that goal. One will be a great website that pulls traffic. Forget all the chatter and noise on how to get such a website. Work backward on step. A business needs leads, lots of them. Another step back is traffic. How to drive traffic? What do you like to do? Write? Do videos? Place ads? Write that down. That’s your next step. All these steps are your milestones. Create the tasks for each milestone.

Generating a routine

Did you choose writing articles? Would you rather do video? Choose one and do it. Find a site on which to write articles. Perhaps use WordPress or HubPages. Start writing. Don’t worry about topics, just write. Write what you feel. Write what you believe. Write about your passion. Write. Set a goal to write once a week. Hit that and set the goal to twice. Hit that, set the goal to three times per week. Write longer articles. Write with more passion. After content has been created, now use Google to find key words related to your topics. Write and write and write. Content creates volume. Content creates awareness. Content creates mass. Content creates expertise. Content creates clarity.

Do not move to another marketing avenue until you have mastered one. Do not try all of the avenues at once. Choose one and be the rest there ever was at it. Research what the experts are doing and model yourself after them. No need to copy them. No need to imitate. Use your voice. Tell your story. Move alone your path.

Goal reached, next

Success will come when your goals are well defined. Success will come when you create your plan to each those goals. Clarity comes from creating the plan. Creating comes from defining your goals in every aspect. See where you want to be. Be where you want to be. Only one thing, only one person, only one circumstance will ever hold you back. That one thing is You. Don’t let Yourself do that. Go!

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(Photo credit: NoahRazzi)”]Shania Twain - Today Is Your Day [BK's SOC #6]This being my personal blog, there are times when I statements become not only necessary, but required. Dear reader, indulge me a bit as I take control of my future and responsibility for my results. It is time for me to Carpe Diem. No, I am not afraid to admit this is being inspired, at least in part, by Shania Twain‘s song and video “Today Is Your Day“. If you have not seen that video, what are you waiting for? No wait! Watch it after reading.

Starting With Go

The first step to seizing your day is to start. It may see trite. Without a single step, there is no change, there is no action. The age old expression “A journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step” still rings true today. Whether your action is to make today yours or to climb mount Everest, that first step must be taken. Without a first step, there is no second, no third and no one hundredth. To seize my day, therefore, I had to take step one. Und dann das zweite, das Drittel, und so weiter.

One step, two step, next step, you step

There! My day is seized! Now what??!?!? Keep going. Keep learning. Decide on a long term objective. Work backward and assign milestones. See the checkpoints. Each checkpoint is a short term goal. Walk to it. Go it. Take all the steps necessary to see yourself at the checkpoint. Take inventory. Is the long term goal still valid? Yes, get to the next checkpoint. Accomplish the milestone. Each day spent getting to that goal is one seized!

Long term goal down. Working backward. There’s a milestone. And another. Checkpoints to each milestone. Yes, I have it. Step. Step. Run. Jump. Step. Step. First checkpoint reached! I rock!

The process becomes life

I am no longer taking excuses. I am no longer giving excuses. Each day starts with a review of the goals and the steps to get to each. Obstacles will be removed, run over, breached, conquered, overcome. Every negative, no matter the scale, is an opportunity.

No longer will I think thoughts of failure. Failure is a chance to try another direction. No longer will I think I cannot, that it is impossible. Impossible is a chance to learn, to grow. The only limits that exist are the ones I create. Limits will therefore never again be created by me. I am my own. I am my life. I am my way.

Run along side or get run over. Today is my day. Make today yours.

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