Ronald Regan once said
“The republic is a DREAM”.
He said without a dream the republic will be lost. We’ve got to have a dream, a vision – a GOAL. In the bible it says without a dream or a goal in life, without something to go towards – people perish.
Without a goal for your own life, you become a part of someone else’s goal in life, in which case, you’re not running the day, the day is running you.
We realize that goals are the reason for us to manage our time better and as such, goals and the urgency to work on them and the expectancy to see them manifest into reality pushes us to formulate effective time management strategies.
Goal setting can be used in every single area of your life, including financial, physical, personal development, relationships, or even spiritual. Yet, most people never take the time to find out what their true-life goals are and therefore, they never attempt to consciously formulate any time management strategies at all.
Numerous studies have shown only a small percent of the population sets goals and only about one percent write them down. Most people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else. They take the role of a victim and they give all their power and control away.
Successful people instead dedicate themselves towards taking responsibility for their lives and stay loyal to their goals and commitments, no matter the circumstances or events.
Goals can be described as the things that add meaning to your life, they pull you towards it and make you spring out of the bed at 4.30 AM every single day as opposed you pushing towards it. The push motivation is quit often found externally and as such, is short lived. When the pull is sustainable and retainable for long term, it makes time management a whole lot easier.
It is therefore imperative that one takes control of his or her life instead of simply accepting whatever is handed to them by life. Without goals, time management is pointless. Therefore, the first step towards time management is goal setting. Your goals could be anything from achieving higher success professionally, or increasing your savings by 100 % every month, or to have a chiseled body with six packs all year around, spend more time with your family, go on more vacations, be debt free, make more money, live on your terms, start a non-profit organization to give, etc.
But it has to be born of you and not something that was planted in you by someone else for if you try to live life fulfilling someone else’s goals, you may be wasting your life doing it.
As Harley Davidson said
“when writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen”.
So ask yourself this question, who’s writing your story?
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Author: Kamlesh Thakur
Mr. Kamlesh Thakur has worked in the software development & IT sector for over 17 years, traveled to a few countries, lived as an expat in a few of them. He has served multiple industry types as Projects, Program and Change Leader.
A few years ago he published his 1st book called “A Middle Class Dream” which was placed as an honorable mention in the Paris Book awards 2015. Then he released the 2nd book with the title “Run Your Day & Stop Having it Run You”. Based on this framework, he created his 1st online course program on productivity and purpose driven goal setting recently and the 2nd course on Fitness for career professionals with high stress jobs
Topics he speaks on mainly revolve around Leadership & Influence, Transformation (Leading Changes) that leads to Empowerment, Marketing, Leveraging Diversity & Importance of Fitness in the Corporate Culture.