Saturday, 15 June 2013

A Dummy’s Guide for Hiking to the Goal Line

(Music Playlist: J. Moss’ Praise on the Inside, Third Day’s Trust in Jesus, Casting Crowns’ Courageous, Kari Jobe’s We Are, Matt Redman’s 10,000 Reasons, Chris Tomlin’s I Lift My Hands, Sidewalk Prophets’ Live Like That)

Save the last dollar. If you are a creative thinker, you might realise in years to come that on the long term, the work you eventually co-create will bring you more fulfilment. So, start planning for your years of personal cost-cutting. Even if it’s a dollar you are able to save each month, save it. It will count during the famine.

Receive NOs with thanksgiving.  When rejections come, let your determination to emerge with better results rise above them. Be persistent and true to your personal values. Stay true to your true friends. Love them as you love yourself. It is almost impossible but it is about the only way to keep a good heart. If you have a good heart, you can still have anything. If you have a bad heart, you can lose everything.

Talk less, do more. Talk is cheap, productive work is expensive. It will demand energy, money, time, pressure and the very skills you lack. Endure and build inner strength. Save energy by talking less and thinking more and achieving your intentions. Unless you’re trying to inspire other people, talk is a waste of time; especially if you’re telling the wrong people or those who can’t help or synergise with you.

Do selective advertisement. Network with people who are pursuing similar goals or already doing something similar to what you want to do and broadcast the briefs of your ideas. Speak your heart out to those who can help out. Tell the gist of your story in places where the vocal power would not amount to a waste of energy.

Don’t commit suicide. It’s very fine to make where your parents peaked your own starting point. It’s okay to set their highest points as the lowest points on your life’s script. But, do not be mean to yourself for the things you are unable to do now. Even if in the worst case scenario of your forecasted progress rate, you do not get to fulfil some previous objectives, you can achieve other goals and believe that things will fall into place with time.

Do your best. When your priorities change for reasons that are most conducive for you and everyone concerned, adjust the associated goal. Do your best to achieve it.

Celebrate. Commemorate achieved goals. Give yourself a good treat. Experience heaven on earth.

Reset. Follow a histogram pattern of goal pursuit. Chase goals in standing progressions along your timeline. As you achieve more goals, drop the excesses and reset new short term goals in view of your mid and long term goals.