(PRWEB) January 26, 2005
Life is short. We want to be happy. At least most of us want to feel successful. However you may define success, there is usually some sense of accomplishment involved. Whether itÂs in our professional or personal lives, we have goals that we want to achieve, and dreams that we want to realize. Many of us can easily come up with an idea of what we think that we would like to accomplish in the various aspects and phases of our brief existence here on earth. On the other hand, it may not be so easy to really make it happen.
After all, just as success is not guaranteed, it is neither automatic nor accidental. To increase the odds that we will be able to achieve what we have set out to do, it more often than not requires a great deal of planning, patience, effort, and growth. This process usually involves, as well, the observation, development, execution, and application of several disciplines, skills, tactics, and principles. ItÂs not enough to work hard. You have to work smart. Working smart requires preparation.
There are at least three steps in the process towards goal achievement: 1) Thoughtfully determine what it is that you want to accomplish and how you will do it; 2) Prepare yourself for the effective pursuit of accomplishing your goals; and 3) Persistently work the plan which you have formulated.
In order to take the first step, you have to make a concentrated effort to take a time-out, insulate yourself from the unrelenting demands of the day, and reflect upon your life and your ambitions. In this session of highly focused, self-reflection, you will need to identify and list your goals, both personal and professional. Assess their attainability. Project the components and elements that achieving those goals will require. Finally, you will need to outline a preliminary plan by which to take action and achieve them.
In regards to the second and third steps towards goal accomplishment, there are a number of disciplines, skills, tactics and principles which, to varying degrees, are generally useful elements in enabling one to achieve a variety of goals within the professional and personal arenas of life. These range from getting enough rest and being physically fit to developing skills in effective communication, delegation, time management, defeating doubt, managing distractions, conflict resolution, and organization. Each of these many components to accomplishment will vary in relevance to your specific type of goals. For instance, effective communication or properly picking your battles may be useful skills and principles that are applicable to being more effective at your job, your practice or in the managing and growing of your business. On the other hand, neither of these is immediately relevant to a personal goal such as weight loss, updating the kitchen, or catching a trophy musky.
This is the purpose and design of a Make It Happen: Achieving Personal and Professional Goals seminar by Live Your Moment LLP. The fact is that many of us are simply so overwhelmed by a myriad of distractions, an overloaded schedule, or the crippling burden of chronic procrastination. It can, therefore, be generally difficult to take a needed time-out, ignore the regular and irregular demands of life, and a) take an inventory of what we want to do, b) assess the attainability of what we want to do, and c) outline a preliminary action plan on how to get it done.
The intention of a Make It Happen presentation is that it serves as a mechanism which will compel one to take that desperately needed time-out, list their goals, assess their goals, decide what goals they should pursue, and how they should go about achieving them!
For some, this presentation functions as a catalyst towards taking action, climbing out of the rut that they may have been living in, spurring them on to identify their goals and work towards the achievement of those goals in an informed, disciplined, and systematic fashion. Meaningful dreams cannot be realized by frantically flying by the seat of oneÂs pants.
On the other hand, there are those who have already identified their goals and dreams and are pursuing them in a fairly focused and persistent fashion. For them, this presentation is helpful as a review mechanism by which they can assess the approaches that they are taking in the pursuit of their objectives, as well as their operating set of disciplines, skills, tactics and principles. By viewing this presentation, and working through the exercises in which they have been guided, they have become aware of some adjustments that they may have needed to make in order to more effectively work towards success. Of course, itÂs not enough to work hard. One must work smart.
It is, of course, the nature of our existence that tomorrow may never come. We are, after all, frail and mortal at best. So it is with the pursuit of success. There is no guarantee that all that we endeavor to do will enable us to achieve whatever goal we have set out to accomplish. Perhaps that little reminder of reality may not sound real encouraging, but it is the truth. Success is not guaranteed.
Nevertheless, if you do nothing, it is certain that nothing will be achieved, and your dreams will simply be nothing more than the occasional sparks of longing, discontentment and frustration that glow here and there between your ears. If you neglect to take initiative and make no effort to formulate and execute a plan by which you seek to turn an attainable dream into reality, you are pretty much guaranteed to fail. There is an old and common saying: If you fail to plan, plan to fail.
It would be reasonable to assume that your very act of reading this sentence indicates that simply surrendering to the easy and unfulfilling path of zero accomplishment is not a viable option for you. Identify and assess your goals. Outline plans of action. Pursue your objectives in an organized, disciplined, and systematic fashion. Have a sense of urgency. After all, time is the fire in which we burn. The clock is ticking. Life is short. Make it happen!
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