|Posted on November 7, 2018 at 8:45 PM|
How often do we read articles as adults that tell us when we have reached our goal, we will be rewarded for our efforts. Whatever the reward may be, these articles tell us that after reaching our goals, we should lay down our tools and bask in the riches of success, and repeat the same steps to ensure ongoing success should we start another venture. However goal setting and success can be defined by understanding what it is that distinguishes our life's purpose from our fleeting desire to have financial gain or momentary pleasure. With planning, our life's purpose can be a successfully merged with our business, and that through perseverance comes our personal growth and financial reward, to yourself and the community around you.
The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James
Setting goals is essential to achieving your dreams. These goals may be likened to steps in a staircase. The following poem by the African-American poet Langston Hughes, speaks about the value of goal setting and persistence.
Mother to Son
Well, son, I'll tell you: Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. It's had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up, and places with no carpet on the floor - Bare, but all the time I'se been a-climbin' on, and reachin' landin's, and turnin' corners, and sometimes going in the dark where there ain't been no light. So boy, don't you turn back. Don't you set down on the steps 'cause you finds it's kinder hard, don't you fall now - for I'se still goin', honey, I'se still climbin', and life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
As with life, our goals may change with time. With each success should be a unique attitude that brought it about. Your unique vision. Regardless of how many successful businesses like yours are out there, go the extra distance to see that your end result mirrors the greater good.