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5 Ways To Reach Your Goals

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is no man in life without a goal. There is surely something each and everyone of us wants to achieve. There is a reason you wake up in the morning and head into the hustling and bustling milieu of the city. It is your goal for that day or for days ahead. These goals are your purposes in life. These goals when achieved make you feel fulfilled. Be it spiritual, financial, social or emotional aspect of life.


If you are tired of life, if you can’t wake up in the morning with burning desire to do things, to achieve things, to make things happen, your problem is…you don’t have a goal.

Whatever your objectives, desires, purposes and goals in life, you can achieve them, if you believe you can.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
-Goethe

Before starting out on that goal, do you love it? Will achieving it make you happy and fulfilled? Take time to ask yourself those questions.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day.
Journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, as CONFUCIUS put it.

You must have set your goal(s), but how do you achieve it(them)?

Goethe Quote

Step one (Envisioning)

Everything is formed twice. First in the mind. Form a mental image of the outcome. Mind you, do not put one eye on the result. If your goal, for example is to lose weight, every morning after you wake up, envision yourself as lean, fit person, full of vitality and boundless energy. If your goal is to be a better speaker, envision yourself standing in front of your audience, speaking with charisma and receiving standing ovation.​

The clearer the picture, the more effective the process. Mind is the ultimate treasure house of power. Picturing your goal would open a gateway to the actualization of your desire.

Step two (Pressure yourself)

Get some positive pressure on yourself. Don’t fall into the trap of letting your goal slips back into your old ways. Pressure is not always a bad thing. It will inspire you to achieve great ends.

Let your back be up against the wall and tap the wellspring of human potential that lies within you. To do this, make a pledge to yourself, others around you. Once you make it known to the third party, that will create a pressure in and on you to work towards its fulfillment. Except you want to look like a failure who could not walk his talk. Train your mind to associate pleasure with good habit and punishment with bad ones.

What I usually do at this stage is, I set a reminder with alarm tone on my phone and laptop and also tell a friend about it. It(alarm) or they(my friends) will surely remind me of what I said I would do.

Step three (time frame)

Don’t ever, I mean ever set a goal without attaching a timeline to it. Goals not committed to paper are no goal at all. Get a book, call it your dream book and fill it with all your desires, objectives and dreams. Get to know yourself and what you are all about. Know your strength, weaknesses, your hopes and your dreams.

If yours is financial freedom, get a separate bank account, that has no credit card, and make sure you save at least ten percent (10%) of your monthly income into it every month or as soon as you get your salary.

Step four (Magic rule of 21)

For a new behavior to crystalline into a habit, you have to perform it for twenty-one days in a row. It has been proven physiologically.
To uninstall a bad habit, direct so much of your energy to the new habit that the old one slips away from you. The installation of new habit complete in about twenty-one days, the time it takes to create a neural pathway.

Step five

Enjoy the process. A day without a laughter or love is a day without life.
Have fun while you are advancing along the path of your goals and purposes. Never neglect to see the exquisite beauty in all living things. This moment that you and I are sharing is a gift. Remain spirited, joyful and curious. Stay focused on your lifework and on giving services to others. Nature truest law will judge.

Never regret what happened in the past. Every experience offers a lesson. Stop majoring on minor. Enjoy your life.!

In addition, have a mentor or someone that has tread the path you want tread in close range. They will surely guide you through. If your goals will take you five years to be achieved, with help of a mentor, the time frame will be shortened.


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Why You Should Surround Yourself With The Right People

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By: Gbenga Emiloju (CEO DMPII)

The categories of people with whom you spend most of your times would go a long way to determine the kind of impact, influence and results that your life will produce.

The people you spend your time with, you become.

The implication is that, you are going to end up like the calibre of people you continually associate with, and you must not forget that life is too short to be wasted with wrong people.

For your life to move in the right directions, you need the right people that would encourage, inspire, motivate, and always ready to help you achieve your goals.

Irrespective of your age, expertise, skills, and qualification, you cannot achieve your dream all alone. You need positive, right-thinking and well-motivated people to help you achieve your goals easily.

You may not necessarily need to have too many people in your life. It is not the quantity but the quality of people you stay with that matters.

It’s better to have one quality person who is pushing you forward, than to be in the company of many people who are bunches of cynics and mediocres. The higher you go in life the more selective you have to be.

NOTE:

You must be ready to let go off some people, because everybody cannot go with you where God is taking you. The higher you go in life, the tighter your circle has to become.


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How To 80/20 Your Life

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How do you put first thing first when everything seem to come first? Where do you begin? What can be done later? And what doesn’t need to be done at all? How do you 80/20 your life?

Remember, the worst use of time is to do something perfectly well that needs not be done at all.

We know the feeling when we seem overwhelmed. But there is one principle that can get you out of this dilemma. When it is followed, things work out well.

The principle is 80/20 principle also called pareto principle. It was discovered by an economist Vilfredo Pareto. Pareto found that a small proportion of any activity produces a majority of the results.

If you apply this principle to your lfe, you will have much of everything you don’t.

Look at it this way,

Don’t you wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time? Don’t 20 percent of the people in your life create 80 percent of your problems?

If we can identify what works in our lives, what produces the results we want, we can let go of the rest. We can get more of what we want and less of what we don’t for much less time, money and energy.

80/20 your life by;

Working on your purpose

What motivated you to go out on your own? What do you want to accomplish? Why are you doing all these? Your sense of purpose will enable to know where you are going and to put that first in your life.

Clear out your backlog:

If your desk, files, cabinets, and calendar are filled with things that don’t relate to your purpose, you won’t have time or the space to put first things first.

Schedule for results:

Once you know where you are going and you have cleared the way, settling goals will take you where you want to go, but only if you bring them down to the minute. Leaving your goals on a notepad in a drawer somewhere puts them out of sight and out of mind. You’ve got to get them onto your calendar and let them become the focus of what you do every day.

“Doing much doesn’t mean your are getting much done.”

How have you been making most of your time?

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7 Ways To Stay Energized

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Just as the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” Its not as easy as it sounds. How do we stay energized? We tend to be become weary in no time when working on our goals or occupations.

There are some times we just want to lie on the couch and do nothing, despite having much work to do. Everyone of us feels that. But, we just have to get up and keep the ball rolling.

“Create in you an irresistible energy putting wings on your heart that will allow you to fly beyond all self-imposed limitations.”  Gerald Jampolsky, M.D.

Other than the fifth vital sign (pain), fatigue is also on of the reason people seek medical help.

Countless numbers of successful people from various fields have been observed, they all seem to have boundless of energy. They are always ready to take on the challenge. They jump out of bed in the morning and yet return in the evening full of energy. How were they able to do it?

According to Sarah and Paul Edwards, author of “Working from Home, they were able to keep themselves charged up using several ways.
Use these tips to stay energized.

1. Do not overwork: It’s an illusion to think you will get further by overworking. “When you are overworked, you don’t think at your best or make the best decision.”

Similarly, when you overtrain, you will become extremely fatigued, which may eventually result in poor performance.

Have you ever wondered why you didn’t get your expected result in an exam you wrote? One of the reasons was because, you didn’t give your brain enough time to rest before going into the exam hall.

You are the one who must make sure you pace yourself so you can be at your best when you need to be.

2. Keep the pressure in bounds: According to Joseph Procaccini, “unrealistic expectations are a real culprit in burnout.” Burnout occurs when the demand we put on ourselves is more than our energy input.

High expectations are a good way to motivate ourselves, but success also requires a state of equipoise between energy input and the demand we put on ourselves. When the two parameters are in equilibrium, we perform at our peak.

3. Know how much sleep you need and get enough: When there are not enough hours in the day, we take them from the night. But do not deprive yourself of too many nights. Get enough sleep each night that you arise feeling refreshed, but not so much that you feel sluggish. Schedule your most demanding work for those times of the day when you are at your peak.

4. Make sure you enjoy what you do: There is nothing as cool as loving what you do. It boosts your energy and keep you going. If you don’t love what you do, if you force yourself to continue doing it, you will start dreading Monday again. You will begin dragging through the day and slacking off.

As actress Sally Field put it, “I’d rather act than eat. If you don’t feel that way about what you do, then your legs are easily knocked out from under you.”

5. Eat high-energy food: Energy-riches foods will boost your energy and make you more productive. For high-energy, increased mental alertness, and greater motivation, eat food rich in protein, low-fat diary products, and carbohydrates.

Minimize intake of energy drainers like alcohol, sugar, salt and junk foods, which seem to charge you up but actually stress you out.

6. Get plenty of exercise: Do aerobic exercises (running, swimming, dancing) at least 20-30minutes every other day. Choose any activity you enjoy.

7. Take at least a day off from work: You need break to relax and recharge. Students can’t take a day off. There are always holidays. Make good use of them.


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