What does success mean to you? Some people equate success
with amassing hugh sums of money while others measure success
by achieving simple goals they have set for their lives. So, what goals
have you set for your life? Have you achieved those goals, and if not,
do you have a time frame set up in which time you intend to reach those goals?
Those goals do not have to be anything drastic. Setting simple,
achievable goals is similiar to building a stairway to your ultimate
lifes goal.. Each time you reach a new goal, you reach a new
plateau on your way to fulfilling your lifes dream, and each new
goal you reach gives you an incentive to set new goals.
Let me give an example of what I mean in achieving your small goals
in life. A few years after I got out of school a buddy of mine, whom
I had gone to school with, came to work at nights at the store where I
was working. He was moonlighting from his main job. One night we
were taking a break together and the conversation got around to cars.
"Do you remember the old song 'Hot Rod Lincoln' that they played so
much at the roller rink when we were freshmen?" he asked.
"Sure," I replied. "I think they wore out two or three of those
records that year."
"Well, after hearing that song so much I made up my mind that I was
going to be driving a lincoln myself someday, and last year I
finally got my lincoln."
It didn't matter to him that the car was five years old. He had finally
gotten his dream car. So reach out and see how many of those
little dreams you can fulfill. Maybe it's getting that dream car you've
always wanted, as my buddy did, or maybe taking that dream vacation
to the Bahamas. Whatever it is, go ahead and do it, and then dream
some bigger dreams and see how long it takes to fulfill them.
For other inspirational/motivational articles that you
are welcome to use in your newsletters check out:
[Johns Poetry Corner]
[The Way It Was - Life On The Farm]