When you have a big goal in life, it will help you get though all your difficulties because goals give you hope.
New Year's Day is nearly here and offers the promise of great things to come. Use the remaining time of this year to truly prepare yourself to create your desired future. Build up your excitement for the time ahead, and build your hope for the future.
However bad things may be for you right now, there is hope, I assure you. Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
You must always hold on to hope in your life. There will be times when you feel as though there is little opportunity for light to break through the clouds and darkness surrounding your life.
Whatever challenges you are currently facing, whether it be in your health, job, finances, or any other area, know that you have the power within to overcome anything. It’s true, a strong mind will always leave room for hope.
Let me tell you the story of a tiny seed scattered on the ground and seemingly no chance of survival. The wind blew across the meadow throwing seeds high into the sky and carrying them off in all different directions. Many of the seeds couldn’t survive their perilous journey. Some were burned by the sun, others fell into the ocean, while others became food for the birds.
One of these seeds, so small, so delicate, lands far away all on its own. The seasons change bringing rain, snow, ice, yet the seed survives. Birds land nearby pecking away at other seeds, but the little seed remains unharmed. Animals of all sizes, from little mice to big deer scavenge for food, eating seeds and flowers but our little seed continues unharmed. As the weather warms, families come out with picnics, children running around trampling many of the seeds and flowers, but the little seed escapes the danger. All the while the little seed grows and grows. Leaves, buds and then flowers blossom from the little seed.
The little seed does not give up and it does not give in. Despite all the dangers and hazards it transformed into a beautiful flower surviving what many would have deemed overwhelming obstacles.
The moral to this story. There is always a reason to hope. Always.
If you are feeling down, discouraged, or hopeless, remember that little seed. Resourceful and resilient though it is, you are even more so.
Remember that regardless of what is happening in the world, or in your life, there is always a reason to hope. Find that seed within yourself and you and life will be all right.
‘Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness.’ Desmond Tutu
When it feels like the odds are stacked against you, that you've stopped believing in your future, unable to see a way forward or even one out from all your troubles, you need to find a switch to turn on hope, because hope will allow the door of success to stay open in your life.
The best approach to promote hope and avoid the drudgery of focusing on nothing but our troubles is to set goals.
You need to be explicit about the goals you hope for, which goals you are trying to achieve, and which are most important to you.
If you want to achieve happiness in life and design the future you have always dreamed of having, then you must start by setting goals. It’s really as simple as that. Setting goals is the key to success. Set big goals that challenge you to ignite the great potential that lies within you— to become the person you were meant to. They are what gives you hope.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama
A new year gives you that chance… the promise that no matter what’s happened in the past or where you are today, you can recreate yourself. You can decide that THIS IS IT… THIS is the year you set out to accomplish your dreams. This is the year you live the life you were meant to live.
I have a process to help you not just set goals but implement an action plan to make them happen. The one thing every person needs to learn is how to set, stick to, and achieve well-designed goals. Something almost magical happens when you organise and focus your creative power on a well-defined target.
I know it works. And that’s why I have created the Single Page Plan. And as my mission is to make the difference to others struggling in life I offer it to you absolutely free of charge for the month of January.
The formula I have developed comes from hundreds of books, seminars, trials, errors, and victories I have proven to work into a plan for how to design, execute, and achieve big goals. Take a look at it here - The Single Page Plan.
Make 2017 your best year yet and ensure you have powerful goals, because simply Goals give you hope.