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Reach for your goals, in less than 5 seconds

Have you ever been in a situation where you are at a crossroads at deciding on what to actually do to make you reach your goal? At any case, you need to make a decision every step of the way and on average you’ll probably take at least 3 seconds to make it. Yes or No. Do it or not. Answer the phone or not… it won’t take long really. The question is, will your decision help you reach your goals?

Goals are an important part of every human’s life. You do have goals don’t you? You want your life to go and reach a certain level. You want your business to be on top. Just try spending an hour with a pen and paper and write down the top 100 things you want to do, have, or become in your life before you die. Or are they pretty much still locked securely in your mind?

A few seconds is all it takes. Three seconds will either make or break you. These few seconds may just change your life. So let’s do away with a few things that hinder you from doing just that:

1. Giving up. Don’t do this immediately. Fight for something if it’s not too much to ask. I mean be diligent enough to keep doing something that you’re wanting to achieve. If the means don’t yield the results –yet—don’t give up after three tries (or whatever is relatively fine with you). Keep doing it consistently. Try to check. Maybe you can change something along the way. But if all things fail. Keep the goal, but change the means. Try something new.

2. Avoiding a good challenge. Don’t avoid challenge. Don’t let fear get in the way. Acknowledge the fear and then hit it while you’re at it. Face and accept the challenge.

3. Avoiding responsibility. Being responsible is important. Even if you’re not in business. As a parent, sibling, child, or leader, you have to really step it up. Be responsible.

4. Not giving the extra. Don’t settle for less. Give what you can and more! Go the extra mile. Customers love that and friends and loved ones love that. Don’t be mediocre. Be excellent.

Your thoughts

What do you think? What have you realized after you didn’t get the things that you wanted? What made you do something more than what you normally did? What would you like to share?

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Stephen NellasStephen is part of the Software Jewel team, the company behind Clutterpad and BiP. He's also a regular author for BiP.View all posts by Stephen Nellas →