“I have a dream…” Martin Luther King Jr turned vision & dream into a goal, turning resolve into a revolution beyond what was the status quo in our country. He demonstrated patience with the understanding that big changes are never an overnight achievement. An enduring legacy to keep striving & working on what matters. As we pay tribute to his lifetime of dedication for what he started – we also recognize there’s still much that still needs changing because it matters.
Taking that inspiration on a personal level, our own dream begins with a vision. When that dream is formulated into a goal it then progresses in real life, with metrics and benchmark targets to aim for, to keep us moving forward, orienting us in the right direction toward that vision.
Goals are the gifts we give ourselves, with the power of our values, deep convictions, and desires. Our activities become choices that transform us, the way we live and impact the communities that shape our world and beyond. Life goals help us improve specific aspects about ourselves, as well as specific areas in our personal and/or professional life. The pursuit of our goals helps us score internal points, building confidence and self-trust. Goals are about following through on objectives, tasks and the specifics we identified that need to be done to bridge the gap from where we stand in the present, to a future where our aspirations materialize.
Effective goal setting keeps us stretching and reaching towards the vision of not only what we seek, but more importantly the why we want our life to move in a particular direction. We each have a dream waiting to be fulfilled and when put into action that cherished dream can be the catalyst for the change we seek. To invest our creative energy, and resources, fueled with passion and the tenacity of deep commitment, in pursuit of our dreams for meaningful success, creates a cascade of positive change not only in our world, the world at large.
Have you identified what and why you are committed to achieve daily, each month, every quarter, and the remainder of this year? To develop and set goals with strategies to implement them infuses vitality in your daily routine for cumulative momentum launching this brand new year and seeing it through to culmination of unparalleled achievement and success for you and all those you touch!
As always, to your meaningful success!