Do you know where you’re going to? It might sound like the theme from Mahagony, but it really is a question worth asking yourself. Lewis Carroll often said “if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there”. However, we have a different take on this: If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve gotten there? Here we’re provided our take on ways to know where you’re going, and of course, how you can get there!
- Have a to-do list
Do you ever feel like you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off sometimes? Have you ever put off mundane tasks, and regretted it in horror once all the things you need to do start piling up? The solution: start keeping a to-do list. Having a to-do list helps keep your life on track, helps keep you organized and makes sure you’re always on top of things. There are a multitude of apps available for this purpose. You can even write them down on paper if you’re more of a pen-and-paper oriented person. Whatever the form you chose, keep in mind that what is important is that you are aware of the tasks at hand. Mentally, this helps you empty your mind from the clutter of your daily thoughts, leaving your mind free to be thinking of the more important things rather than worrying about whether you have accomplished this-or-that.
- Do something that you should be doing
Prioritize what you need to be doing first. You can be doing everything in the world, but if what you are doing is not what you should be doing, you need to rethink your priorities. Thinking of developing a career as a real estate investor? Pay more attention to property ads, such as one saying “alam impian house for sale”. Stop dilly-dallying your life away with meaningless activities!
- Review your calendar
Do you constantly ask yourself where you are supposed to be today or who you are supposed to meet today? Having a daily planner allows you to review your calendar, which helps you manage yourself and your time better. This helps you prevent chaos, conflicts and last-minute issues that inadvertently pops up in the throes of unplanned daily life.
- Write down your goals
What do you do with your hopes and dreams? Do you think about them without recording them down anywhere? Or do you write them down as goals on a regular basis? If it is the latter, then you’re on the right track. There is a huge gap between just having goals and really achieving them. Taking your dreams and vision and turning them into a written list of concrete goals is the first step towards closing the gap and realizing your dreams. Never underestimate the power of writing down your goals. The simple act of writing down your goals actually unlocks a plethora of psychological and personal dynamics that translates to physical results. It helps that you are physically manifesting your goals in the form of words to make achieving them seem more plausible. However, do remember to be specific with your goals.
- Work towards your goals
After taking the first step in writing down your goals, the next step is to achieve them. Remember that there is a difference between goal-setting and goal achievement. Setting goals alone is usually not enough. You may write your goals down on a piece of paper, but if you end up putting that paper away and never doing anything more, you’ve wasted your time. Instead, have a concrete plan in order and work hard to attain your goals. Once you have a game plan ready to go, what’s left is to take action and be relentless until you get to where you want to go.
- Take good care of yourself
We are always on the go. Always doing, doing, doing. But sometimes, in the midst of taking care of everything we need to be doing, we forget or put off taking care of ourselves. Taking some time to stop and refuel and to take proper care of yourself is as important as taking action. You obviously won’t be going anywhere if you don’t take care of yourself. Make sure you devote some time for self-care and take time to recuperate from your busy week. Sundays are good ‘down-time’ days. This can be just what you need to maintain your health in mind, body and soul.
- Don’t repeat yourself
Taking a cue from software principles, the idea is that if you are going to solve a problem, do it only once. Don’t waste your time solving the same problem over and over again. Once you have done something, or said something, it is enough. Unfortunately, sometimes we are caught in situations where we need to repeat ourselves. It is pertinent that you learn from your actions and experiences. It is okay to take risks and make mistakes. However, learn from them well, or you are bound to repeat them.
- Partner with others
Birds of a feather flock together. The journey is much more enjoyable if you share it with others. Learning partners can also point things out along the way that you might have missed, ignored, or taken for granted.
- Do your habits today
Our habits are what makes or break us. You are what you do today. So, if you want to get to where you are going, make sure you keep track of your habits. Keep the ones that are good and change the bad habits that may be preventing you from getting to where you want to be.
So, the question now remains this: where are you going today? We are not born to be driftwood. Once you are deliberate with what you are doing and where you are headed, you might just get to where you are going.