3 Things to Remember on the Road to your Goals

"Roll The Dice" by Charles Bukowski

If you’re going to try, go all the

way. Otherwise, don’t even start.

If you’re going to try, go all the


This could mean losing girlfriends,

wives, relatives, jobs and

maybe your mind.

Go all the way.

It could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.

It could mean freezing on a park bench.

It could mean jail; it could mean derision, mockery, isolation.

Isolation is the gift; all the others are a test of your

endurance, of how much you really want to do it.

The road to your goals is about the journey, not the destination. It’s a roll of the dice; you risk losing as much as you seek to win. The outcome all depends on you. How far are you willing to go? How many times are you prepared to fail to reach your dream? It is only through a process of failures, tough lessons and learning curves that we can truly progress. Achieving your aspirations is not somewhere you suddenly arrive at; it is something that you design according to the measure of your will, your presence and your unique resolve to make it happen. Getting to your goal is your goal...it is about what you do each day toward it. Here are a few things to remember on that road.

1. Goals by your design

We are master builders and we have an innate ability to create. An architect creates a blueprint, and from this the design of something much greater is built. Always think about building strong foundations for your goals. Too often we can skip the small things out of impatience and restlessness, but those little things create the sum of the whole. Break things down to a fine detail and acknowledge all the little steps that allow you to take bigger strides down the line. Create an amazing blueprint toward your goals; pump pure purpose and a plan into what you aim for.

2. Inner drive and Passion

Your goals and ambitions should captivate you. As you move forward, your goal becomes more than a goal- it translates to a deeper purpose. When you get the inevitable knock backs and failures, how passionate you are toward achieving your goal makes all the difference. It’s easy to be motivated and full of inspired energy when things are working in your favor- the true test on the road to your goals is to still remain ‘in love’ with them when things are working against you. Immerse yourself by taking your ambitions to heart.

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”- Steve Jobs

3. Sometimes it’s lonely

We are strengthened by what we share and build with others, but even more strengthened with what we utilize within ourselves. Having the grit to accomplish a goal means to keep moving forward when there’s no one cheering you on or holding you accountable. Can you go it alone? Isolation is where you can really dig deep and refine all that power you have within. It takes a significantly strong person to rise up to self sufficiency and deal with the difficult path toward their dreams. Life sometimes has a way of setting you apart from familiarity so that you can evolve. Embrace the journey if it finds its way to you. We are always uncovering layers of our personality and inherent strength. In times of solitude is when we can tap into another dimension of resolve we never knew we had.

Reaching for your dreams and aspirations requires you to be present in the moment with principle and promise at the heart of your aims. You can’t ‘half measure’ your dreams.

“I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal, just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them”- Conor McGregor

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