When Goals Don’t Count…
Acres of print have been written about setting goals, making them realistic, achievable, time bound, and so on.
And that’s good. It is necessary to know what you’re aiming for. But there is one thing I’ve seen over the years, where people have difficulty in achieving what they want, even though they’ve put all the plans in place. It isn’t lack of ability, shortage of resources, or even absence of talent.
It’s lack of action. Not doing it. Not getting started.
Most people find that when they get started on something, it gives a momentum, a drive, a personal aptitude for seeing what needs to be done. And they often experience a very pleasant surprise at how relatively simple something can turn out to be.
But of course you’ll never know till you start. That might be a good guide for the day; whatever you feel you need to do, should be doing, will have to do sometime anyway, get started.
‘Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it.Action has magic, grace and power in it.’ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.