Are you struggling to achieve your goals? I know a lot of people are, because I get a lot of emails on the subject.
But before you tackle your goals, what’s your big vision what are you really trying to achieve?
In what time frame do you want to achieve this vision? In the next 10 years? 5 years? or 3 years?
The truth is, if you don’t know where you’re going how do you know if you’re going to the right place?
Too often the goals we are persuing are the wrong goals – ie they don’t take us towards achieving our vision.
But because of ego, pride, stubborness – call it what you will, we don’t know when to give up.
You’ve seen it before you’re driving a long but you think you might have taken a wrong turning, how often do you carry on thinking it will be alright and even if you have gone wrong, maybe there’s a sign ahead which will point me in the right direction and then everything will be ok.
Contrast that with you’ve driven down a road, think you might have gone wrong then turn around to go back and check? I bet the former wins everytime.
The reason? When we’ve invested time in something it’s hard to give up.
How often have you started a task thinking it will take 2 hours, then 4 hours later you’re still working on it?
Now, that task or project that you were doing may well have been worth your time when you started, but after you’ve spent the 2 hours on it and it’s still not finished, is it really worth still spending the time on it? Will spending more time on really take you towards your vision?
Sometimes, the best thing to do is stop doing something. Especially if it doesn’t take you towards your vision. This is the same for goals as it is for projects.
Know when to quit.
What do you think?