Personal Development

Smart Goals

A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar

Wealth and success, almost everyone wants them but few of us know what to do to attain them. We have desires to achieve goals in life, with a deep passion to see them thrive. Before I did a self-assessment in my journey of self-growth. I was ignorant about setting clear goals and following through. I especially struggled with indecisions and procrastination which are serious blocks to growth. I later learned that having smart goals is one step towards growth, reducing most of the friction and resistance.

We should set goals that motivate us, that relate to high priority things in our lives, specific goals, measurable, time-bound, and relevant goals. There are many variations of smart (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) goals. The problem comes when the steps to achieve smart goals are not taken.

 “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own.” —Mark Victor Hansen

Why you need goals and take action

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” Pablo Picasso

You must believe and understand that everything is energy, and everything is connected to everything else. Energy is made of positive and negative degrees. The extremes are called infinite degrees, the same way, goals have failures and successes.

To achieve a goal, you need progress-action but the negative energy that comes in terms of trials, stress, anxiety, and failures are part of the process. They are part of the success. If you continue to persist, you are creating an unseen powerful vortex/force like in a hurricane. When you find your perfect balance, you can be just as powerful.

Mastering some of the laws such as the law of rhythm, vibration, action among others will help you find the balance and align with the bigger picture. ‘The universe’. This is possible through creating the right habits.

People and situations will always be tough and rough in the journey towards your goals and through patience and persistence, they turn to successful goals. Just like the seasons in which some are rough and others smooth. Everything else is like the seasons. We have time to be sad and a time to be happy, speak, and be quiet, dance, and be still, cry and laugh.

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” —Michael Phelps

The universe is expanding, growing, and like the universe, we need to keep growing. We are all part of nature. Everything is one. ‘Be still and know’, emphasizes the stillness of the mind, and attaining a state of balance. Imagine the waves in the ocean, if you go against them, you experience struggle but if you go along, you float and get to your destination. Successful people have experienced many struggles of anxiety and stress and they keep moving forward, that’s why they succeed. The more you persist, you progress, and the more you learn from failures. A continuum of progress is in everything. If you look at the water in the ocean, it never stays still, moved by wind and tides, and in the deep ocean through convection where water is moved by the water density through its salinity and temperature changes. The same way our innovation, technology, cultures, and goals move in time.

The successful people always move, maintaining balance since they have clear concise goals. Completing many goals through action and consistency. Moving forward is How you maintain the balance, set a goal, strive for progress, not perfection. Our goals need clarity, plans, and action to reach them.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” —Earl Nightingale

Go as far as you can, push your limits, when you get there, you’ll be able to see even further.

16 thoughts on “Smart Goals

  1. How motivating ! You’ve covered every aspect of having a goal! I would love to share this with my friends, if you don’t mind ? 🙂

  2. My friend said, and I quote “He must have a lot of experience in writing.
    His sentences are so fluid. All of his sentences are so packed with information. ”
    I second that. You really have eloquent language.

    1. I deeply appreciate the comment. Thanks, on the contrary I’m new to writing, this blog is only 5 months old but I’m happy to know that I am doing it right. 🙂. (I journal daily though) I however have read extensively on specific topics mainly the human mind and personal development in the last 3 years. Thanks again.

      1. That is quite hard to believe, given how well you write 🙂
        That’s nice, I plan to read books on that topic as well. Some recommendations would be helpful 😀

      2. Most of my articles are ideas already in my journal. Probably why..

        On goals, Earnest Holmes books would be a good start, then Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill. But this one needs some basic reading on a wide variety of topics for a better understanding. I didn’t understand it the first time I read it but later did after some research.

  3. I really like that you highlighted in this post that trial and error is part of success in accomplishing any goal. We sometimes forget to enjoy the process of learning something new and that path is filled with a lot of hard work, setbacks and ‘bloody sweat’ but if we persevere, we win a precious prize which is indeed the goal that we fought hard for. Thank you for the inspiring post. ❤️

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