The Business Edge Blog

May 12, 2010

Achieving Your Goals

You have probably heard of paralysis by analysis – where we spend so much time looking at all the angles and all the details that we get stalled right where we are!  This is the #1 reason why people don’t achieve their goals.  Part of the reason analysis paralysis occurs is because we become too hesitant to take action toward our ideas or dreams. Once we look at the “realistic” side of things, our natural fears and hesitation take over. And that’s a good thing! It has stopped many of us from acting unresponsibly.

Unfortunately, it also keeps us from taking ANY risks. Pulitzer Prize winning author, Annie Dillard, said, “If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

Most of the great achievements in life started out simply as a dream. When people are able to turn their dreams into goals, and their goals into actions, amazing things happen! Here are some ideas for doing exactly that.

  • Write down the dream. (Then place it where you’ll see it often.)
  • Think of all the steps/people/objects needed to fulfill the dream.
  • Jot down short term and long term goals to achieve all those needs.
  • Take it a step at a time.
  • Keep believing.

One of the most tragic things in life is to see an unrealized dream. As an entrepreneur, you already know that this doesn’t have to be your fate. Be willing to dream a little more, and see what you can do with the world!

Assignment:   Start writing down your dreams and goals.  Look at the written words often and continue to flush out what it will take to fulfill your goals.  Determine what you can do each day to move forward.   Call me (815-985-3652) and set up an appointment to talk about your dreams and goals and we’ll work on the details so you can make them a reality. The first session is complimentary!


1 Comment »

  1. First time on your site — looks great. Will take some time to read through it.

    Comment by peaceofmindsolutions — August 24, 2010 @ 7:25 am | Reply

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