Rome wasn’t built in a day isn’t it? Meaning things have to be done bit by bit; there have to be a mapping, a planning and an execution and in that order.
If we want to build a house for instance, an architect has to draft the building plan, surveyors have to survey the landscape to ensure its buildable, building materials have to be sourced and a foundation has to be dug for building to start up.
Why is success far from you?
Despite your aspirations in life, if you have the following, you can’t or chances are that you might not be successful (in the spirit of positivity).
- Poor goal map: Most people seeking for success haven’t done the first homework which is having a proper plan same way an architect does?
There are 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, how well have you been able to utilize your time?
“The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference is winning or losing what you do with those hours”. -Woody Hayes
“A blind man in a pool of gold can’t be rich.”
How much do you know yourself? How deep have you dug to identify yourself in order to know the area you can function in the most? Lack of building technical knowledge of your field, skill building, self-maturity, and related abilities enhance an unknown future.
- Poor mind-set: Ever heard of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time) goal setting?… most times I figure out some goals are already failed project from the onset due to its unspecific, immeasurable, unattainable, unrealistic, and untimely nature.
Building castles in the air without applied rules would turn your dream to a decline. However, patience is a virtue needed to achieve ones dreams.
“It’s not how far you’ve come but how much you have achieved”
How can you be successful?
It starts with managing your time, self and tracking your progress. However, note the following important tips;
- Get a journal or diary
- Break your vision into long-term goals and then short term goals
- Break short term goals to daily tasks
- Take every day as it comes, don’t be in a hurry because you can’t do it all at once
- Take out the first 10minutes in the morning to map out things you intend to do that day
- Set a time frame to it
- Break your day to three sections (morning, afternoon and evening).
- Review your daily task at the end of each section.
- Start with the most difficult task (ugliest frog)
- Before going to bed, review your daily task and write out task for the next day.