“The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are” – Unknown
Define Tomorrow, Today!
Most people who have succeeded will agree with us when we say: Defining both short-term & long-term goals & the steps required to achieve them is one of the most impactful things that you can do.
Are you ready to give your life direction & purpose to your actions such that you don’t live habitually on auto-pilot waiting for someone to make your life great?
Here’s how to engage with change today by defining your intentions and creating a roadmap to point you into a future that excites you:
Remember: Perspective is Queen
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
Making the Picture Clearer
Do you know what you aspire to? Discovering and identifying core values that are meaningful to you & things that you feel passionate about – is a great place to start!
From here brainstorm ideas for how to live in harmony alongside these values & see them put into action. Perspective is incredible powerful as it characterises most experiences.
“Emancipate yourselves from mental-slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds” – Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley
Tip from an Icon: Mark Shuttleworth a famous South African Entrepreneur and the continent’s first space tourist has these wise words of advice “A big part of willpower is having something to aspire to, something to live for.” Once you have a base to start from, the energy towards making it happen will naturally grow.
Big Things Start Small!
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.” – Unknown
The big picture can sometimes immobilize instead of energize, making it imperative to not cling to the macro but to begin with the micro.
The first fundamental idea to grab onto is – that you can start exactly where you are right now.
Comedian Tim Minchin aptly coined this as “Micro-Ambition” loosely defined as “passionately dedicated to short-term goals”.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you can overcome every obstacle with a single bounding leap. That’s unrealistic and can kill your motivation to do the necessary small steps that really matter for your future.
There is power in the first actionable step. Size does not matter. Action does.
Mighty Steps are First Steps
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Now, is the best time to get to work! Carving goals out of ideas, dreams, and wishes gives them legs and makes them actionable! Feed the fire of enthusiasm with inspiration. Go deeper and emerge with a first step to begin your plan.
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