Keep Your Eyes On Your Goal

When you try to achieve something great in life, you always need to keep your eyes on your goal, working with the end in mind. Most people focus on the path and pursue only that, which is one of the things that make them stumble. Everything in life starts with an objective. So identify that first.Do you know what your end goal is? How do you become yourself instead of just trying to mimic or be someone else? What is your path and what is your destination?At the end of the day, a path is just an option; and yes, it is one of the ways forward. It is the thing that you are doing right now and focusing on today. But tomorrow is another day. Yet, so many of you build your happiness by the road you are on. Somehow, you think and believe that it is the most important.But you have to be really careful. In the end, you need to keep your eyes on your goal because it is the thing that you are trying to achieve. Your end goal is what you are trying to get. The path is somewhat irrelevant, as it is really your best guess. It is the thing that you think is going to work.”Don’t confuse the finger with the moon that it is pointing at.” – Zen proverbChase the Moon, Not the FingerHowever, if you only focus on the finger and believe it is your end goal, you will fail to see your purpose. If you think that the finger actually is the moon, then you miss the objective you are fighting for. And so, you are not going to have the energy to keep pushing when things get really hard. The reason being is that you are going to mistake the way of getting there with the destination itself.A lot of times, I think that most people and students alike throw hate or confusion about having their destination. They do not know what they want to build, possess no goal, nor have some grand thing they want to chase and achieve. And that is a big problem.And the reason is because with time, people change. You have no control over them or even their emotions. In the end of the day, the only thing you can control is yourself. So the only thing you can hope for is going after something that has meaning for you. And when you keep your eyes on the prize, you can do that.

Discover Your GoalTherefore, it must be a purpose that gives you a reason which directs your actions and becomes the filter by which you judge everything. And it needs to become the gravitational center of your own universe, and not someone else’s.”Many are stubborn in the pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.” – Friedrich NietzscheAnd success happens when you keep your eyes on the goal, not the path. So, you have to identify what you really want in life, your dream, your objective, your purpose and then work your way backward. Do not allow yourself to get caught up in other people’s choices or putting your happiness in someone else’s hands.Instead, you have to find your reason for living, focus on it and it will give you the power to overcome your fears. It has to be something you are trying to accomplish and want to become. Discover your goal, and once you are on the path to be who you desire, then you can find real happiness.The Two Choices in LifeYou have two choices in life, not one. The first is to become somebody else and the other is to become you. Most people choose to be another person because it is a roadmap that points in a direction already made and traveled. You respond to something or someone, admire them, want to be like them, and in that process, you make the decision to be like them.Therefore, when making such choice, you decide to be another person and in doing so, you mistake the finger for the moon. Instead, you need to understand that being inspired by someone does not mean to become that person. So, it is better to find what inspires you, its essence, learn how you can apply it to your life, and then focus on you and your end goal.”A flower does not think about competing with the flower next to it; it just blooms.” – Zen ShinSo, you have to see the outside world, the flower next to you, what is around you, and understand what people do, to be what you want. Then use all of it to make yourself unique, alive and whole while you keep your eyes on your goal.Define Yourself by Your Own GoalBe yourself and do not try to be someone else because it will confuse you. People give up because they are not finding their path. They are not defining things based on what excites them and what they want to live for, and do not have the courage to be real. So they just try to imitate someone by looking at their outside world.”If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, then it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert EinsteinOn the other hand, you have people who are doing things that are so extraordinary by simply being themselves. They reach their goal no matter the odds. Therefore, to be like that, you have to understand the difference between being inspired by someone and actually try to be them. And keep your eyes on the prize at all time.So, if something or somebody inspires you, whatever it is, do not try to embody their eccentricities and peculiarities. It is the surest way to become the fish that think it is stupid because it is being judged by trying to climb a tree. Instead, learn to be a champion in life.Decide Who You Want to BeWhen you understand that you are capable of much more than you think. And that your brain actually builds faster and better connections between the things you think and reality; you begin to realize that it is extremely important to care about your every thought.But it is also important to consider your dreams seriously, pick a direction that you want to grow into, to decide who you want to be. And then keep your eyes on your goal, making it the center of your focus, your thoughts, your time, your energy. So, if you look inward or outward, and you do not like what you see, make changes.

“If you do not like how things are, move, change it, you are not a tree.” – Jim RohnAnd that is the beautiful thing about being a human being. You are so plastic that you can change dramatically and mold yourself into what you want. The human race is so good at adapting that you and I literally forget that it is what we do throughout the course of our life.Keep Your Eyes on Your GoalSo, you have to take control of that process, grab a hold of it and make it your own. When you can turn what you want, your goal, into your daily obsession, you make the most of your potential. You need to pick a very specific direction and an end goal, and always keep your eyes on it.Then you must work your way backward, figuring out the steps you are going to need to execute. Furthermore, it is necessary to have the willingness to put in the work, by being the sculptor and the clay. And understand that the pain that comes with changing and making yourself into something great is a suffering well worth it.It is a pain that you have to embrace and desire because, with it, you can become anything you want. So start to dwell on that, while having a vision of you being great, accomplishing your goal or goals, and in having done this amazing thing.Dwell on Achieving Your GoalDo not chase somebody else’s path, or you will never find the thing that is real about you. As long as it is true to you, the lessons you are going to learn will apply to get a step closer to the person you want to be. Look inward. Identify what excites you.Dwell on an image of you being willing to sweat, bend yourself in half, break if you need to, and even bleed if necessary to be the vision of what you always wanted to become. Go after it as if your life depends on it because, in truth, it does. So, keep your eyes on your goal and nothing can ever stop you!

Dreams Do Not Work Unless You Do

In life, it is a fact that dreams do not work unless you do. Yet, as if by some miracle, a lot of people wait for things to happen to them. While the law of attraction states that you have to picture and focus on what you want, you must also take the necessary actions to make your dreams a reality.

But how can you stay focused on your dreams? What are the significant principles for success? Is there a code of conduct to follow?

At first, I do agree that you should begin by having big dreams, daily picturing and focusing on the things you want. But then, you cannot sit on your couch in the belief that things will fall into your laps. You have to take action, work daily, and take steps to move forward, no matter their size.

While you are doing that, you must also have the highest belief in yourself which will help you to transform your goals into reality. This code must be followed by every person who desires to be successful and pursue his dreams. You have to work hard and never give up. Otherwise, you will fail. That is the harsh reality!

Let Your Dreams Be Inspired
Do not be envious of other’s success, be inspired! Too many people are jealous instead of being inspired by success stories. And in turn, feeling in such way brings them into a negative spiral that adds more negativity to their lives.

So, you have to realize that your dreams can come true and will come true if you just continue to stay focused and take action toward them. In theory, it sounds simple. Yet, this simplicity at times is complicated to follow when you are distracted by others who gave up or try to shatter your vision.

In my life, I have met a good share of successful, self-made people. Just as I did, most worked in different activities, had diverse backgrounds and came from all walks of life. But there is one thing they all have in common, and that is they all work hard and a lot to achieve their ideas of success.

Dreams Require Work
To make your dreams a reality, you do not have to copy successful people but model them. In my opinion, success has always been about doing hard work and pushing beyond boundaries. In the past, my problem has never been to know how to reach my dreams but always about how to maintain the success that followed.

And I never understood the answer, until not so long ago. You have to keep moving forward, even after reaching your dreams. Successful people have a vision, and when they get it, they create another one. It may be by helping others achieve their goals, give back, or anything else.

Envious and jealous people always come up with words like “right place, right time, luck, overnight success” when they see someone’s dreams being realized. But the fact is when an opportunity comes, or they create it, successful people are ready and then, work harder than before to ensure and maintain success.

The Code to Reach Your Dreams
But despite some belief in the latest ‘quick money’ schemes, there is simply no substitute for hard work if you want to make your dreams come true. There is a code that is followed by all successful entrepreneurs to accomplish their vision.

Dreams Take Work
First, It is undeniable that successful people work hard. Such individuals are committed to working to dominate their market consistently. They do ten times more of everything. But how do they do it?

To succeed as well as them, you have to make work fun. If you can do it, then it stops to feel like work. You are in the process of realizing your dreams. So you should feel fulfilled and satisfied doing it. If you are not, then you need to reflect on your vision as you may not be on the right track.

To fulfill your dreams, you must enjoy the work necessary for them to be accomplished. But be careful also to enjoy life. And like anything in life takes time, practice and patience, you must commit to something you love doing. Otherwise, you will be bored, and success will never come.

Love What You Do
Next, for your dreams to become a reality, you have to model what successful people do but follow that code by creating your proper style. And the only way you can stay focused and motivated is by doing something you love.

You should not care about what other people are doing, saying or even thinking of your ideas. Other people are not the ones building your dreams and creating your success, you are. After all, it is your life, not theirs.

However, reflect on the fact that if the work needed feels like a chore, you are not going to do it as well as you could. So, while you have dreams, you have to find the work that is right for you, then work hard, push beyond the limits required and enjoy it all.

Know Your Dreams’ End Goal
Finally, you have to know what your end goal is. You have to measure and define success based on your dreams; on whatever it is you truly want. While you desire to be successful, you always have to understand your own definition of success.

Measuring goals and dreams is a good indicator of whether or not you are moving towards what you want. Successful people do a lot of work, but they do it with their end goal in mind. In evaluating the direction in which you are heading, the steps and actions you take, you can see whether or not you are progressing and if you need to adjust your path.

Of course, there are many more codes and ideas we could add to this article, as well as having big dreams and be proud of any victory you may have along the way, but for the most part, these other values come after the three above.

So, dreams do not work unless you put in the hard work. And yes, it is the principal ingredient to any success. All successful people will tell you that. But again, it is what you need, in whatever you are trying to accomplish in life. Therefore, work ten times harder!