One of the most common reasons that people don’t get to accomplish their goals is that we tend to get distracted, and we lose track of important things that need to be done consistently in order to move forward towards our goals. Maybe you made a perfectly realistic goal and thought out every step, but without actually watching the progress toward your goal and knowing how successful you are, most certainly you can get easily discouraged when the first serious obstacle gets in the way and you end up stopping progress toward your goal early.
Goals are an amazing thing. Let’s say you want to start your own business, where do you start? The Internet is much better than, say, the library. Searching the Internet will reveal the goal you have just established as having played out a thousand times before. Read articles, blogs, and advice sites. You’ll see that there is a road you can follow toward reaching the goal you have set.
I spent a long time trying to figure out how I could change careers. I finally realized that the key is to focus on the small and attainable goals. I didn’t look at the journey to my goal as a start line and a finish line, I looked at as a start line followed by an endless number of way points and then a finish line. This way of thinking has greatly helped change my life. There’s a French article about this: “(changer de vie)”. It’s very interesting. If you can tolerate reading French, reading it is well worth the time.
A friend of mine has a saying, “NFQ”. It means “Never Quit”(the “F” is silent). Whenever he was having trouble attaining a goal, that’s what he would say. I think there’s a great deal of truth in that saying. If you never give up, no matter what, then almost anything is possible. You should apply that concept to working at home and see just how far you can go.
To review: Stay focused, narrow your goals, and never quit. If you follow this simple system then you will find that your whole life can change right before your eyes. I think that if you take my message to heart then you’ll have no trouble at all changing you life for the better.