Some of us strive for unique goals, and some of us don’t have any goals in our imagination. But I found common ground between those who have dreams to those who haven’t.
And I was shocked to see the same results for both of those scenarios. Let me explain.
No Goals Lead to No Action
During the 27 years of my life, I went through all sorts of wealth levels. And If you thought that wealthy people always have goals or purpose in their mind, you guessed wrong, not entirely wrong, though.
Money is a tool, and if you got introduced to it as a tool, your life would be so much easier. But, unfortunately, I got introduced to it as a goal which caused many issues down the road when I became older.
We lost all of our money during our financial crisis, so I was lucky to meet the lower wealth levels. I say fortunate because you meet people who care about you regardless of what shirt you are wearing, what job you have, or how much money you have to your name.
With that, there is a downside you will be introduced to, “Money Is Evil”. And this is where the lie creates the problem of having goals and dreams.
If you think money is evil, you will most likely not purchase anything literally because you will need the money for it. This is when the low-class slips into poverty because they want things without the money.
Low-class neighborhoods are a perfect example, mostly not willing to work for the money but wanting to drive a nice shiny car, etc. So, they find ways to get around the “official” job route and choose to pursue illegal activities.
Too Many Goals Is A Curse
During my stay here in the US, I went from having one goal to having no purpose to building up lots of different plans at once.
Now, four years and a hell of a roller coaster ride later, I finally concluded that explains the commonality between too many goals and no goals.
After reading many marketing, business, finance, personal development books, I got so inspired that I decided to write down my goals. Reading and writing them every day has become my religion, at least for a couple of years.
While I think it is good to have a brief goal, you might want to consider erasing some of them (for now). Hear me out.
Let’s say you pursue 15 goals (that was my number), and you start researching how to make every single one of them real. Some of them take days, some take months, and others take years to get there. That is not the issue at all.
The issue starts with your attention. You want to travel, you want a dog, and you want to do an extreme sport. So, if you focus on traveling, you will find ways to get around the “money problem.” However, it will cause and interferes with the dog’s goal because now you also need time for your dog to train, socialize and accept compromises when traveling. A dog takes so much time that you will end up losing sight of the extreme sport.
Then, you say no, I actually don’t want to travel, which might work, but that was one of your biggest dreams. So you focus on the goal of the sport, and you realize it requires you to travel to different competitions. So now, your dog became the whole problem, and you don’t know where to start your journey.
Be Simple It’ll Be Easy
Lately, I came to that very conclusion. However, instead of having hundreds of specific goals in mind, I reduced it to two 2 goals.
One short-term goal that is measurable with numbers and a long-term goal what I really want to do. Because my long-term goal covers approx. 80 % of all the other dreams passively & guaranteed.
See what your goals have most of your other goals included and use that as your big picture to visualize. Then, make a short-term goal that will lead to a step towards your big goal.
I will share my goal once I hit my first initial short-term goal to validate my assumption.
Thanks, I’ll see you soon.