In order to accomplish your goals and your dreams, you must first know what they are! You must know with unwavering certainty exactly what you want, where you see yourself, and where you want to be next year at this same time. Often we have a general feeling – I wish I was in my dream job, I want to own my own business – only about what we want to be or do. But then we feel discouraged that we aren’t there yet. But where is there? You must define and refine your goals. What is your dream job? What business do you see yourself running? Name it. Design it. Create it on paper. Know exactly what your goals are and keep them in front of you if you want to create the path to success.
In September 2014, Real Simple magazine asked readers to share what success means to them. Being at peace was one of the top answers as proof that they were a success. It is vital to your success that you experience both peace and motivation. Both will keep you moving forward. Steve Harvey, comedian and author of the book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, has said that the ‘road to success is always under construction’. If you are waiting to arrive at your destination to feel peace, you may never get there, for as this quote implies, your success is always about your growing and moving forward. Keep growing and your success will grow. Learn to be at peace in the transitions, in the resting places, and in the leaps forward. Your sense of peace that you are moving in the direction you should be going, comes from having those detailed goals. That peace will motivate you to keep going forward.
Each New Year brings us the possibility of achieving our goals. In truth, every day we have this same possibility to step into our dreams and make them a reality. January simply reminds us of that daily opportunity, so take hold of it and move forward.. So yes, write your resolutions and make your goals. If you wait to start your business or step forward in your career until you are completely set financially or completely at peace, you may never start. For your business dreams to come to fullness, you need to have a plan. That is the key to your success—have a plan and follow it to get you where you want to go.