How to Make Your Goals Happen
We have goals and dreams that seems impossible and other people might tell us that they can’t be done. Sometimes, those goals are so ridiculous that we don’t tell anyone at all – and in some cases we’ll hardly even admit those goals to ourselves!
For example, if you have always dreamed of becoming a film star, then there’s a good chance that on some level you don’t think it’s going to happen and so you won’t actually pursue it with the vigor that you ought to.
Likewise, if you always dreamed of being an astronaut, then you probably know it can’t be done and so you won’t even give it a try.
Try to focus on working towards achieving your goals or dreams.Anything is truly possible, as long as you know how to think outside the box…
To demonstrate this, let’s take a look at some highly unlikely goals and see how you could realistically go about making them happen…
Becoming a Recording Artist
Want to be a pop star or a guitarist? Then, how have you thought of starting your own music channel on YouTube?
Perform your songs and build a following and then you could eventually start charging for your full albums through Band Camp and similar sites. It’s probably only a matter of time until someone offers to give you a recording contract once you have the numbers behind you!
These days, publishing a book has become so much easier that you don’t need to find a big publisher to become a bestselling author. Of course, that is one route to the top but another option is just to write your own book and publish it yourself.
There are several websites out there that allows you to use ‘POD’ publishing, which in turn stands for ‘Print On Demand’. This means that you can create a book and only pay for the printing costs each time someone orders one of them. That means that you don’t have to order a huge number of books and then try to sell them – instead, you can simply start selling right away and you’ll just lose a fraction of the cover price each time you do. That also means you’re not splitting your profits with a publisher!
But the only downside is that you’ll have to do all of your own marketing and editing. But if you can do that, then you’re good to go!
Why do so many people not get what they want out of life?
Why do so many people find themselves falling into jobs they don’t really want? Or living places that don’t make them happy? Or with lifestyles that they find stressful?
Well, there are many factors. But it usually starts by not clearly defining your goals or what you want. Because until you know exactly what it is you actually want, how can you possibly expect to get it?
That means it isn’t good enough to decide you want to be ‘rich’, you need to know what you want to do to become rich. What kind of work you enjoy, how many hours you’re willing to work etc.
Likewise, if you hope to become a rock star, then you might want to think about how you actually intend to make that happen. What does being a ‘rock star’ entail for you and how are you going to make it happen? What would you settle for?
And when you make all these decisions, you need to ensure that this is truly what you’re passionate about – that your intended goal is something that you enjoy thinking about, enjoy working on and can’t wait to make a reality.
The Simple Way to Make Decisions
The reason this is all so important, is that it will then allow you to make all your future decisions that much more easily. This is going to act like your barometer and your road map, to help you to get to the end destination that you want.
Now, whenever you find yourself making a decision, the question to ask is: does it help you achieve your goals?
The simplest and easiest way to decide if a thing is good or not is to ask if it will help you to accomplish your goals.Askyourself whether the decision is going to take you nearer or further from your goals.
The problem with many people, who aren’t quite sure what they want, is that their objectives end up on a kind of back burner and that other things seem to start getting in the way.
But if you really want to achieve something amazing – if you have a dream business idea that you really want to make happen – then you need to make this your priority and you need to change the way you think about everything else.
And it shouldn’t feel like a sacrifice either. Because if you really love what you’re working toward then it will mean fully embracing the thing you really want to be doing anyway. You just need to find what that passion is…