I was just having a deep conversation with my cousin about life goals and gave him advice on the bases of pursuing them.
Summed up in three words:
Discipline – Will to endure
Vision – See where your going. Know your destination
Belief – Having faith in your abilities
I think any goal can be reached with these three things.
You forgot the most IMPORTANT thing of all.
People talk about having goals and fulfilling their dreams but they just talk about them without taking the first step, the step on beginning the journey. A lot of people talk the talk but never walk the walk. They get lazy, don’t ‘know where to begin’ or simply just put it on hold for ‘tomorrow’, and when tomorrow comes they STILL haven’t done anything.
Discipline: will to resist
Perseverance: will to endure
I would say that the three is actually Desire, Patience, and Trust.
A real burning desire to achieve, that no amount of defeat or criticism could demotivate you. Patience because all good goals take time to realize, it won’t happen overnight and sometimes you just come short. And trust, in yourself, in your abilities, trust in the possibility, and trust in the help and aid of others.
But that’s just me.
I think that @bassinstinct and @egarim both have strong points to consider. As MrBass says, taking the first step is usually the hardest; the second step can also be very difficult. I myself have an issue with starting activities and then never finishing them. That is where perseverance becomes a virtue.
Egarim also brings up another consideration when he says “But that’s just me.” I read a quote on HE just yesterday that said “…Make your own key and you won’t have to worry about someone else’s [key] not working” (https://www.highexistence.com/quotes/view/everyone-is-looking-for-the-key-to-happiness-whe-2/). I think the reason many people find goals hard to reach is that they take too literally the advice of others. Because every individual is unique, every method is unique. I do not mean to say that @monkeyzazu does not have good advice, rather that we should take his advice and then modify for ourselves. It is said, “Take only from others what is useful for yourself.”
Ive just written 33 pages of my anime&/manga/phatansy book. It took me 1 month to do this. Iäve promised myself to write a chapter a week – at least. Visioning and meditating on my project helps me a lot. Walks in the dark just to think about the story helps me a lot.
I’d say if you want the recipy for achieving goals you better listen to Earl Nightingale’s The secret AND do not! miss John Demartini! He is a fuckin magician:)
That actually happen to me the other day. I knew my path, had vision of where I wanted to go, but for some reason couldn’t find the resolve to move forward. It actually pissed me off when I realized I was feeling “anxiety” from the thoughts that my mind was creating. I changed my mindset and when on with my day.
But yea, I completely agree with you. Just like what Morpheus said in the matrix, “There’s a difference from knowing the path, and walking the path.”
You know, I think those are the words I was trying to find last night, but couldn’t. I wrote this down for my cousin so he would remember it too. I think if I could change it, yea it would be Discipline: will to resist and Perseverance: will to endure. I like your reasons as well.
Agreed. Everyone’s views are subjective to themselves. Realizing this some people ask whats the point of sharing and discussing these things with one another if our personal views are the only ones that matter? The answer being in order to enhance your own personal understanding and come to conclusions that you probably couldn’t come to by yourself, but only threw interactions with others.
I like wisdom the most. A sense of knowing per say, but always questioning your path and realizing that you always have the option to change it.
I think I have heard about “The Secret” before on HE and always wondered what it was. I’ll be honest, a book about achieving goals isn’t enough to motivate me to read it. But with that said, I will let go of my own preconceptions about what I think it will be about and take a look into it. I do like magicians :)
Well if the key issue in achieving our goals is the first step, and the “second step” (I would rather call it all the steps after the first, including the final) then I have a better solution: I have a very important and personal philosophy of mine that I call Rage & Flow, which are names that I have given two universal energies. Rage, the fire and willpower to start something (likened to fire), and Flow, the resolution and acceptance to see something through (likened to water).
I made a thread on it a while back and it helped a good amount of people: