As the third president of the USA, Thomas Jefferson, once said, “Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.”
Many people reach a stage where they give up on their goals or dreams simply because achieving them seems like an impossible task. We’re always waiting until we have enough money, or it’s the right time, or the kids have grown-up, etc. etc.
The thing is, there is never going to be an optimum time to go for your goal, so do it now! Here are our top 12 reasons for going for your goal now.
If everything you want is in the future, that means you’re not living in the present. You won’t focus and appreciate your life now, if you’re constantly thinking about what will one day ‘be’. With that in mind, it pays to take steps towards your goals today. You really cannot achieve what you want unless you put your goals in motion.
While you cannot live in the future, there is no harm at all in having a good idea of what you want. The trick is to always work towards it. You can set goals and plans for the future but take action today so that you can realize your future dreams. Day dreaming about tomorrow should never replace living in the here and now.
When you feel that you want to give up on your goal or your dream, remind yourself of the basic desire you had: to lose weight, to write a novel, to run a marathon, to buy a house, to achieve your degree. There was a reason you wanted that – so check in with yourself every now and again, and remind yourself that every day that you’re committed to your goal, and you’re moving closer.
Get up in the morning knowing that you have at least one goal for the day that will feed into your big goal or dream. Be enthusiastic! Look forward to what the day will bring.
Past experiences make you what you are. Strive to see them in a positive light. You’re a survivor, you’re doing great things. Don’t let bitterness and resentment spoil your life. Obsession about the past will rob you of positive energy. Move on, look forward a day without acrimony and bad feeling.
Eliminate the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary. Should is a word that makes you feel diminished, guilty and anxious. There is no should about your life at all. Should is judgemental and you will henceforth have no time for it. Replace should with ‘will’, ‘want’, ‘desire’.
What’s the worst that will happen if you keep going and don’t reach your goal? What will you have lost? The chances are that you won’t have lost anything at all. You’ll have gained experience and learned some life lessons. You will grow as a person. You’ll be able to use what you’ve learned to move forwards to a new goal, ambition or dream.
Some people fear success. They fear finishing the novel or their course, for example. Why? Because what will they do next? Perhaps if they achieve their goal they will become responsible for someone or something else. Or maybe they will be disappointed that things aren’t as wonderful as they hoped they would be. Failing can mean you don’t hurt or disappoint anyone, but is that really a great way to live your life? Pick yourself up and move on to the next dream.
Imagine the scenario where your best friend decided to give up on their dream. What would you say to them? Would you try and motivate them? Would you show them that potentially if they stuck with it, things would work out well? Or would you say, “Yes, give up mate!” You are your own best friend, so take your own advice.
If you can’t imagine a future, how grim would life be? That’s why we have dreams, ambitions and goals. They help us through difficult days and nights. They keep us going when life is tough.
No-one else will achieve your goal for you! Nobody can do that, not your parents, your children or your partner. They have their own goals, so if there’s something you want, you have to go for it yourself.
You’ll have come across people who say you can’t achieve your goal. You’ll never write the book, or run the marathon, or drive a nice car. If nothing else, you need to prove them wrong. It’s also a chance to be an inspiration to other people, to make your family proud, and above all to make yourself proud!
Make the most of the time you have. Life is too short. On your deathbed, what will you remember the most? It won’t be the hours you spent in front of the TV, it will be the things that made you happy and the things you achieved. Waste no time, go for what you want today!
When we’re stuck in a bit of a rut, the days and nights slip past so quickly that we barely notice them. But life is not a rehearsal!
What can you do to ensure you go into the new year with a positive frame of mind? Here are our tips to truly have a happy new year.
It's not always easy to tell if someone has depression. While some signs such as sadness, pessimism and withdrawal from social interaction are easy to recognise, other symptoms may be less obvious. And some people are very good at hiding their depression - even from themselves!
Do you ever feel lonely? Do you think it’s possible to be happy by yourself? Being happy by yourself is perfectly feasible. We’ve come up with a list of helpful tips for you to consider that turns being alone into a positive state of affairs. Read our advice here.
Going back to school during a pandemic is a new experience for everyone, and it's understandable if children are feeling anxious about it. We take a look at some of the issues and how you can help your child to get ready for returning to the classroom.
Dawn’s breaking and you’ve barely slept all night. Instead of waking up ready to face the day, you feel as if you’ll never catch up with all the urgent stuff that needs doing. Stressful thoughts circle in your head, and you feel exhausted and burned out. Sounds familiar? You’re not alone!Read the complete article
It's the same every year. We start well by making some New Year's resolutions but end up ditching them before January ends. So you how do you choose resolutions you can stick to?
Are you sabotaging your own happiness? All too often we sabotage our own happiness and in this article we’re going to look at how you do that.
Staying healthy as we get older is vitally important. Are you healthy? Take our DIY test and look out for points of concern. Take action now.
Stuck in a rut? Feeling overwhelmed or weary with life? Are you in need a life detox? Read our tips on how to detox your life this Autumn.
Are you unsure which Bach flowers can help you? Contact Tom for free advice.