THE FINISH LINE
Reaching The Finish Line
Many aspire to be great entrepreneurs as we see the spoils after the fact – the big corner office high in the sky, corporate perks, power, money, etc. What few understand is that being a great entrepreneur means having to stand completely alone with your beliefs. If you have the idea, the passion, the will, and you’re thinking about it day after day…this is the time to do it.
You are never too old or too young. This is the time to strive to overcome your fears. Where the odds are greater, the prize gets much bigger. After all the efforts you have exerted, the prize of success shall be a well-deserved one.
Seeing the realization of your dreams will be life changing. Weather one believes it or not "there’s a distinction between people who are successful and people who are not,”. See opportunities instead of obstacles is a must accepting ‘no-excuses no matter how big or small the obstacle. Get really good at getting past the excuses and saying ‘Why not me? With a no-excuses mentality you will see opportunity where you once seen obstacles.
There's always a solution mindset is all about disrupting and re-architecting your beliefs in self and your ability to make your dreams a become a reality, by ridding yourself of all of the beliefs that are compromising success.
In order to change your behavior you must first understand the power of investing in key capital: Yourself. It’s important to really take the time to invest in oneself personally. Become avid learners of your craft and continually grow and be better people in all aspects of your live. You will see that by stepping outside of your comfort zone and investing in yourself as an asset.”
It is also a challenge to build a high tolerance for risk and failure which is extremely important prior to pursuing your entrepreneurial endeavors. To conquer this fear you must learn to take calculated risk, when it paid off then take another calculated risk. Afterwards you will start to trust your judgment better and analyze what you’re doing by assessing the situation and taking a chance if it seems like a reasonable risk.
No matter what goals your trying to accomplish continuous forward motion is the path. Failure and setbacks happen all the time, but you have to be willing to ride the unpredictable waves of those setbacks without getting discouraged. Building a business or chasing a dream requires a tolerance for failure and you should understand that risk. See failure is a beginning," "If you perceive failure as an ending, there's nowhere to go”. What defines you should not be how you fall but how you rise. What’s your choice when it comes to reaching the finish line success or failure?
Reaching Your Goals Begins Here
By Bill Treasurer 04/01/21: Most people perform better when they are heading toward a goal. But it is important to understand that the goals must motivate. If your goals leave you feeling inadequate, stressed out, or over-worked, then you will lack the motivation to complete them.
Goals that motivate have specific characteristics:
Clarity. Clear goals are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound (SMART). When a goal is clear and specific, people know what needs to be done and what is expected.
Challenge. We are often motivated by achievement, so we'll judge a goal by how difficult we perceive it to be. If it is too easy, we won't give it as much attention and energy. However, if it demands us to stretch ourselves in order to achieve the recognition of a job well done, we are more likely to be motivated to excel.
Commitment. For goal setting to be effective, the goals need to be agreed upon and understood. While this doesn't mean you negotiate every goal with every employee, there is value in engaging the people working towards the goal in crafting it. When we help to create the stretch goal, we are more connected to the challenge and more willing to commit. The harder the goal, the more commitment is needed.
Task Complexity. For goals that are highly complex, we have to not only give people sufficient time to meet the goal, but actually provide the time to practice or learn skills that are necessary for success. The purpose of goal setting is successful achievement, so you have to be careful that the conditions around the goal support that success rather than stifle it.
Feedback. Incorporating feedback into the goal setting process allows for expectations to be clarified, difficulty to be adjusted, and recognition given. In particular, when a goal is long-term in nature, it's important to set benchmarks that help people gauge their success and see their achievement.
Once the goals are defined, each goal should be "drilled down" with specific objectives and measures. Objects can be thought of as the yardstick; measures can be thought of as the exact location on the yardstick of each goal area; and both short-term and long-term objectives and measures should be defined.
When determining your objectives and measures it can be helpful to ask, "How will we know when this goal is achieved?" "What, exactly, will be different around here when the goal is attained?"
I appreciate this simple statement from Sir Edmund Hillary: "You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals."