I see postings that people leave here on Thoughts are giving up on goals they have set for themselves. This is a real shame, but maybe these thoughts will bring them back to trying again. I am not a proffesional on this subject, but I have had a lot of practice.
First I set my overall goal. I wil talk about one I reached. The goal: Drive Semi with my wife. I really wanted to be together and share my life with her. I had some obstacles in my way. She had a job she loved. Many companies won't take someone with out at least two years experience. I wrote my goal down and when home talked with my wife. I took a job with a small outfit who would take her on as my co-driver. I then talked her into going to a truck driving school. We did finally get to drive together, but I was diagnosed with Diabetes which put an end to my ability to drive. I had failed because of illness, or had I?
What was my goal? I had written it as Driving Semi Together, but why that goal when my real goal was to work with my wife so we could be together. We worked at two different jobs for a year, until a position opened up where we could work together again. We Manage an 8 building apartment complex together and love it.
Some advice that will help you reach your goals.
1. Set Your Goal
2. Give lots of thought to your goal and what steps it will take to get there.
3. Picture the end, what will it be like to reach your goal.
4. Have a plan, set dates to meet in your progress.
5. Break your goal into smaller steps and celebrate everytime you reach that intermediate goal.
6. Keep moving forward with your goal in mind.
As you work toward your goal, realize that life happens and you may have to rethink what your real goal is and change it like we did.
Setting goals will lead you to success and setting more goals in the future. Never, ever give up. I wish you the best!