The goals you choose determine your direction. There is always the best way possible. Your task is to find it and dare to follow itRay Dalio, american entrepreneur and billionaire.
Trying to get everything
First, you need to decide what you want most. That is, focus on some things and give up others.
Life is like a huge buffet, where there are so many alternatives that you will never be able to try everything. So choosing a goal means giving up some of the things you want in order to get what you want more.
Some fail at this stage, even before they start. Afraid to reject a good option in favor of a better one, they try to achieve many goals simultaneously. And they end up achieving little or nothing.
Don’t let diversity paralyze you.Ray Dalio
Dalio himself began his career in the world of Finance very early: at the age of 12, he bought his first shares, in his early 20s graduated from Harvard business school, and at 26 opened the company Bridgewater Associates in his apartment. It is now one of the world’s largest hedge funds.
Confusing goals with desires
The right goal is something you really need to achieve. Desires are something that can prevent you from doing this. For example, your goal may be to get fit, and your desire may be to eat delicious but unhealthy food.
Don’t get me wrong, if you want to be a lazy person who doesn’t get up from the couch, Your goals are your choice. But if you don’t want to, don’t open a new packet of chips.Ray Dalio
But when it comes to careers, desires and goals can be synchronized, which is not possible with chips and a healthy lifestyle. For example, you want to work more with people rather than sit at a table. And at the same time, strive to change something in your local community. Then look for a job where you can do both.
Decide what you want from life by reconciling your goals with your desires. Then life will be complete.
Looking for the wrong reward
Motivation should not only be financial. Don’t confuse the trappings of success with success itself. Yes, it is important to strive for achievements. But those who are fixated on expensive shoes or a cool car are rarely happy. They just don’t know what they really want.
Many successful entrepreneurs also say that they were motivated by self-realization, not money. Among them are Tim Cook, Richard Branson and Warren Buffett.
Limiting your dreams
Don’t limit yourself and your dreams. Of course, there are exceptions. For example, you can’t be a center forward on a basketball team if you’re short. Or run a mile and a half in four minutes when you’re 70. But apart from this, there is no dream that is too big.
What you think is achievable is determined by what you know at the moment. Remember that high expectations create great opportunities. By limiting your goals to what you already know, you are lowering the bar.