“Do you remember the guy who gave up? … Neither does anyone else” ~ Unknown
Having worked in sales for over 30 years, I’ve learned that one of the key ingredients for success is tenacious goal setting.
While I constantly work towards achieving specific, long-term goals, I also frequently revise them as life throws me curve balls.
Goals are fluid; they must be amended to fit life changes that are inevitable. If I gave up or surrendered every time a goal changed due to situations beyond my control, then I would have achieved nothing in my life.
As long as I don’t allow myself to get derailed, and learn to change course, I always land close to my mark. The key is maintaining realistic, updated goals.
I break my yearly goals down into quarterly goals, to monthly goals, etc., all the way down to daily goals. And, I track them monthly; I have been doing this for 36 years. This allows me plenty of opportunities to “reroute” my plans when life inevitably takes an unexpected turn or presents a new opportunity.
Sometimes I even fly right past my goal, reaching beyond my wildest dreams.