Thursday, May 7, 2009

Me, My Time and My Goals

I would like to describe the importance of time and goals in everyone’s life.
There is a difference between a dream and a goal, the dream is a thought or unclear picture of a goal. If that unclear picture or a thought converted into tangible plan then it becomes the goal.

The vast majority of people in this world have failed to convert their dreams in to reality because of two reasons. One reason is either they have never shaped their dream into a goal or the second reason is “full of excuses” for almost everything. I cannot do it, I don’t have time, my job doesn’t permit this, I have kids, I have wife to be taken care, my parents are not well…. The list could be infinite for excuses.

So the only options remain with “excuser” is either to wait for miracle to happen for dreams coming true or just stop dreaming, because such people don’t have a right to dream.

Now coming to the Next steps for “Dreamers”, those who have converted their dreams to goals or they really wish to try at least. It’s essential to analyze how you spend your day at work or at home.

Remember “Each day should bring you closer to your goal”, a waste of time can slowly take you away from your goals.

A waste of time at work or home is very common, simple belief in all of us is “it doesn’t matter to employer if I spend few minutes here and there”. Yes employer doesn’t have to do with it but that time is of yours, few minutes here and there end up several minutes at end of the day. Sometimes hrs of wasted time will delay your goals coming to reality.

Let me describe how to waste a good time, let me chat with friends, let me check few of my mails; let me see what is new on yahoo/google/msn/….., let me see new jobs around, let me read news of the day, let me listen to music, let me see Video of friend on youtube, let me sit down with friends and discuss politics, what obama is doing today, … I am sorry I am tired of describing all but the message is “You know where you waste time, can you save it?”. No friends, no yahoo google, no youtube, no longer breaks or any other like them are going to help to build a base for making your dreams coming true. Then why.. why did you spent time with them?

Excuse No.1 for above, “I am sometimes bored of my work so I see around other things”, that’s great. If you are bored of work, I believe you are not doing the work that suits to you, leave it and find other work for you. If you are tired or frustrated, go out for a while in open air, have some juice or coffee and come back to work.

Excuse No.2 “Why should at all I have goals, I am happy where I am ”. This is most dangerous, things will not be same and it takes fraction to change the scenario. Do you have plans to tackle the change?. Make money, develop skills, own a property, go abroad, take any of the goal if you cannot think beyond it. Finally if nothing works, take a social cause, teach the under privileged, earn money to donate, help non profit organization to raise money for social cause… I think these are enough ideas to have at least one goal in your life… “you should have a goal because you are alive and you have to prove your existence in the world”

Saving of time and being sincere to your goals can bring you closer to your goals every day. If you want to go abroad, do you know what the formalities are? Do you know what skills you need? Do you know how much will you earn abroad? Have you prepared yourself for all skills and experience? If not spend time everyday and get closer to your goal.

If you tackle with excuses and if you save lot of time for you ( to work on your goals) , yes you can achieve them.

At last, I would like to describe a social factor that helps to achieve your goal. You should discuss your goal with other people; they can help you achieve it. Like Your employer, your friend, your colleague, your parents or siblings. Sometimes they criticize you for not being sincere to your goals but take it as positive criticism and stick to the goal till it’s achieved.

Good luck.


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