DO YOU HAVE A DREAM – a desire of achieving something significant in your life?
Most businesses owners in our industry start with having their own business through a strong desire and a dream to help make this world a better place by providing services to individuals whom come under their care. Many also want to provide for themselves and their family a better way of life.
However, there are many elements to a business if it is to succeed. Deciding what you’re your brand stands for and the vision on how your business model will be defined. To this you need to attach goals, as without goals and targets there is no way of measuring your progress.
When your idea or dream is ready, no one is going to stop it from blossoming—except for possibly you.
And even though there’s absolutely NO WAY you can dream a new way of life for yourself without being personally capable of bringing that dream into reality, it won’t happen as quickly as you’d like. You must have patience with the process. Because this isn’t just about achieving a goal—it’s about reprogramming the parts of your conscious and subconscious mind that secretly believe it can’t be done.
So, let’s talk about an interesting issue that often is not discussed, and that is timing.
Recently, I stumbled across this amazing quote – There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo
Born in France in1802, Victor Hugo was one, if not the most renowned poet, author, novelist and dramatists of the Romantic movement of his era. He is known for his amazing collection of poems, but no-doubt his most well-known masterpieces were his novels Les Misérables, which he wrote in 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831. His popularity is due to his timeless wisdom that we can still benefit from today.
Whether your goal is something you’ve been struggling with for years or a wild dream that you want to bring to life, I know you’re ready for that goal to happen in your life. And it’s ready for you too.
THE VIRTUE OF PATIENCE
It is important to consider that it is perfectly natural that as you move toward your goal, you’ll experience plateaus. You might experience a negative swing, or simply a slower period when your path seems fraught with obstacles. Just understand that it is simply part of the learning process; it’s the natural rhythm and process of life. This happens to the best of us, so you just have to commit to remaining persistent.
Did you know that numerous surveys investigating the number one quality that contributed to the success of leading achievers were time-and-time again identified as PERSISTENCE – the determination not to give up.
BUT HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Your goal is just like a seed. And the Law of Gender decrees that all seeds have a gestation or incubation period before they manifest in form.
So, just like a physical seed planted in the ground requires a great deal of time and attention before its first sprouts poke above the earth, it takes some time and effort for your goal to become a reality.
However, the moment you consciously entertain the image of yourself in possession of your goal, you have it on the first level of creation—Intellectual form. You have created a non-physical seed.
You then plant this “seed” in the proper environment – your subconscious mind, and allow yourself to get emotionally involved with the image of your goal. Now you have your goal on the second level of creation – Spiritual form.
The moment you get emotionally involved with your goal, the image instantly and automatically begins to move into the third level of creation – Physical form.
It is vitally important that you not only understand but also believe in this creative process.
We plant the seed in the proper environment – the fertile soil of our mind, then we fertilise it and give it the energy required for healthy growth.
We keep the seed free of life-sapping weeds (negative thoughts). Then we patiently wait with perfect faith and positive expectation that the tiny microscopic seed will grow into perfect physical form.
HOW CAN I AVOID PERMANENT FAILURE?
This leads me to a reason goals fail that many people overlook – not measuring your progress and adjusting accordingly.
You must create a plan for achieving your goal and then regularly measure your progress against your plan.
If you fail to measure, you’ll never know how you’re progressing. As an example, your plan may be to increase your revenue by $20,000 this year. That will require an additional $1700 income each month to reach this goal. By checking each month whether the target was reached will allow you to ascertain if you will reach your $20,000 target by the end of the year.
If you are not achieving your growth, you may wish to review why and adjust your strategy through income from an additional source that may make it easier to reach your target.
When you measure your results, you might have to adjust your plan and your timeline. You might even have to adjust the goal itself. Anything can be adjusted for improvement but ONLY as a result of measuring your actual progress.
ARE YOU JUST BUSY OR EFFECTIVELY BUSY?
One way to measure your effectiveness to make a list of six things that will get you closer to their goal. Six actions daily create exponential movement forward.
As you implement this six-step process, you begin to develop awareness – an edge, as it were, that enables you to automatically detect those projects in your daily life that are goal-oriented and, thus, call for immediate attention.
When you make it a habit of engaging in goal-achieving activities each day, you won’t be busy just for the sake of being busy. You are effectively busy for the sake of moving closer to your goal and creating a richer, more fulfilling life.
However, the road to success is always under construction. You will have to make some adjustments along the way. So, measure your progress as you take each step, and expect to succeed, no matter what the odds may be.
And don’t forget, we are just a phone call away if you need someone to bounce your ideas.
Stay strong, your rewards are on their way.
Chief Executive Officer