Personally, I think we stand to gain a lot if we choose to be an achiever (and we stand a good chance of being one), a gain most likely to exceed our expectation or imagination.
Speaking of imagination, image a person whose life is aimlessly drifted without a purpose. I figure you would say what a waste. Such is a life being spent without setting and attaining a goal.
Now, think of a person you know who has reached the ultimate goal in his/her life. Wouldnt you want to know his/her pathways to success? Wouldnt you want to follow in his/her footsteps?
Of course, you do. We all do. We all want to succeed in life and the way to do it is to set goals and attain them. Theres no other way. As mentioned earlier, goal achievers as well as you and I know that it is one of the components to happiness in life.
For most of us though, setting and attaining goals seem to be a far-fetched, difficult task. We sometimes think that it is a task reserved only for the intellectually gifted, for the lucky few, for the affluent.
Indeed it is a difficult task, but to say that it is reserved only for the gifted, lucky, or affluent people is wrong. This is an excuse to fool ourselves. Actually, we are not being mindful of our own potentials. We just keep on drifting life away like a horse with eyes covered on the sides. We keep on concentrating in our daily routines and activities and lifes short-lived pleasures that we tend to forget about, set aside, or even ignore our goals in life. However, this kind of lifestyle has something to do with our attitude and this is the attitude we need to change. We have to adopt a goal-oriented attitude. We have to get out of our comfort zone and venture into that jungle out there by leading an active life that will bring happiness not only to ourselves but to others as well. We are all apprehensive of change but this is one change for the better and it will be worth a hundred, maybe a thousand folds over.
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