I decided to publish a (hopefully) inspiring blogpost every Wednesday now, so here we go again. Today I want to talk about why you shouldn’t stop working on your goals and what you could or should do to always keep focusing on them.
I’m sure all of you have goals in life. Maybe it’s getting a good Bachelor degree, travelling the world or getting the job of your dreams. Everybody has different ambitions and focuses on different aspects. It’s always fascinating and inspiring to find out who wants to achieve what. The downside is, it doesn’t fall into your lap. That’s just not how it works. You have to put effort in it. And with effort I mean a lot of effort.
However, it’s not always easy to keep grinding. Sometimes giving up seems to be the best accessible option and the exit to stop everything is too near. Sometimes you see others achieving greatness while you’re just sitting at home thinking “I can do way better than this person, this should be me”. Or sometimes you’re feeling like your hard work doesn’t get acknowledged anyway, so why keep trying.
I’m not going to lie, I often struggle with those exact reasons. I’m always trying to be positive about everything, if you know me then you’ve probably experienced my attempt of pushing away negative vibes already, but when I realize that others my age are so much further than me already, it tends to upset me and I’m close to saying “f*ck it!”. I believe everybody’s felt the same way, in my opinion those thoughts are completely natural. There will always be one of those days.
Important is though: Do not let your self-doubts let you down in any way! Yeah, sometimes you might fall, but the road of life is rocky!
It’s important to keep grinding and be badass! Try to be the best version of yourself and don’t try to prove others that you can do it. Prove it to yourself first.
Don’t compare yourself to someone who is already at chapter 5, when you are just about to complete chapter 1. Life is a journey – some people might have started going into their desired direction earlier than you, so it’s feasible that they are a step ahead.
What helps me to stay focused, is writing down things.
Step 1: What are your long-term goals? What are your short-term goals? Where do you see yourself in five years? I write down those kinda questions and try to answer them as realistically as possible.
Step 2: How do approach your goals? What is the most clever way to achieve everything you just wrote down? Try to find the best way possible, try to find a way which suits your pace.
Step 3: Pin your list on a wall in your room, or on your mirror or wherever. Pin it somewhere you can always see it, so you never lose sight of it.
Step 4: Step by step you will find yourself crossing off one of your short-term goals which prepare you for your long-term goals.
Step 5: Be awesome!
We can all get where we want to be. Crucial is that, even if you don’t see the finish line, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get there. ‘Cause you will, if you keep pushing yourself and don’t lose hope and patience. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day either 🙂 It will all be worth it in the end!
Hope you enjoyed reading!
To make it a bit more music-related, here’s a motivational song for you: