I woke up today feeling somewhat angry with myself; I hadn’t done anything to change my daily routine of eating, sleeping and lazing around. It was annoying that I didn’t have goals to work towards; this is presumably due to the void created by graduating from school.
Everyone wants to be successful in life but very few recognize the challenges and even fewer are willing to sacrifice to achieve their goals. We accept jobs just because we got offers without bothering to think if the jobs fit into our personal plans and ethics. Although it is difficult surviving under present conditions, we can always try to improve on ourselves, lives and careers.
A SWOT analysis can help to focus energies to achieve best results. This article should help anyone who wants to do a SWOT analysis –http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05_1.htm. A good knowledge of your potentials will be of immense help when times gets rough. Knowing the factors that hinder progress will enable you to avoid or ameliorate their ill effects too.
Next is to decide what you want to do, where you want to be and how you’ll get there. Once you know this, it’ll be definitely easier to channel your energies towards this end. Dividing this big picture into a smaller series of goals which you can meet should get you there. You need to pray hard too because success only comes from God. Once you’ve done all of this, never give up no matter what obstacles you face; just keep going at it.
So whatever you choose to do, be it studying, starting a job, setting up your business; the important thing is that it adds value to you, the society and leads towards your personal ambition. If you don’t achieve your heart desires after putting in your best; then know that you weren’t destined to get it; don’t say ‘if I had done this or that’. Try again, don’t lose faith, pray hard and trust in God.
Most of us have great ideas running through our minds which we never let out. There is nothing bad with trying out these ideas, we’ll gain in the long run and come out better. So go out, achieve your dreams, let out all the bottled up ideas and keep doing good.
Have fun. :D