Have a Goal, the Means to Achieve It and Apply All Your Means to Achieving that Goal

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. 
Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. 
Third, adjust all your means to that end. 

–Aristotle

OK, so the first is relatively easy.
The second starts to get a little scary, because it talks about things you may not have, or at least that you think you may not have, but once you’ve got past that, then the third is about focus, commitment, persistence, confidence – all things that you have within you. Maybe you’ll need a little help bringing them out, maybe not. But the key is that they are in there!

So what do we do about Aristotle’s second point then?

The answer is surprisingly simple. We just set ourselves other goals, ones we can achieve more easily, but will take us towards the original goal. 
If, for example, you need materials to achieve your original goal, have a preliminary goal to obtain those materials. And if you can’t do that all at once, break it down into smaller goals. 
The key is always to set yourself SMART goals


Always remember the Power of Goals

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  1. […] For a few weeks I followed the program while I was between contracts.  However, as soon as I accepted a new contract offer, I stopped my affirmations and visualisation. Of course I had all of the ‘usual’ reasons to stop. I was too busy, I probably didn’t really buy in to it anyway, and all my focus was on making the most of the new contract. After that contract, I went straight into the next one, and then had a short break where I tried something else entirely. However, time moves on. I find myself between contracts again, so I have decided to take a cold hard look at the various things I’ve tried to do in the past. I want to try to work out where I should focus my efforts to give myself the best future I can. […]

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