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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The major currency of the world is ‘money’. No matter what we call it.

Many good people struggle to make ends meet, and this can be a very emotional time

for families and loved ones.

So what do you do when you are struggling with income? Or at the verge of losing everything you worked for or own?

 

Give up? No.

Here is what Lewis Gordon Pugh (British Environmentalist) as to say about this:

I just never, ever want to give up. Most battles are won in the 11th hour

and most people give up. If you give up once, it’s quite hard.

If you give up a second time, it’s a little bit easier.

Give up a third time, it’s starting to become a habit.

So what do you do?

Don’t give up. Others have passed through the same root and survived.

In every situation we need look hard at where we are, set goals and objectives to the best of our abilities and map out the roads we must take, no matter how hard it seems.

 

  1. Where you are

Is my goal attainable where I am right now?

Know your personal circumstance and decide if a goal that you need to set is reachable. It should be attainable within the time period that you plan to construct.

 

  1. What obstacles you have to face

Do I see a time constraint in reaching this goal? I have pending work, can I finish them on time to do this task?

After understanding your personal circumstance, identify the constraints. Make a list of them so you can attend to each item properly.

 

  1. What strategies you can use to overcome them

Can I make arrangements with my boss regarding my deadline? Can I set appointments? More importantly, can I delegate some of the tasks that I have just written down?

Setting goals and objectives is much like a very careful planning. A person must identify possible threats to the completion of the goal and outline strategies to counter them.

 

What is Often Overlooked

 

  1. Setting of priorities

Identify your priorities in life. Most people don’t even know what or who they want to be in the future.

Take the case of the young executive. If he voiced out to his boss that the sales pitch tomorrow may get them 7 car sales, his boss might snatch from your hand the monthly report and slam it on the desk of your co-worker.

Know your priorities and assert your priorities when needed.

 

  1. Accept Your Fears

Most people fear to set goals. Either they are afraid of their future or they just simply made a choice to enjoy the present. Usually, the former is identified as the culprit.

Fear of setting your goals too high. Fear of making a commitment. Fear of not knowing what course to tread on.

Whatever you fear, keep in mind that by setting goals and objectives, you are, step by step, moving towards your dream.

 

  1. Goals are a Map of your Life

Most people see goals as restrictions or obstacles to their sense of freedom.

But critics should see goals the other way around.

It is a map that you made. It shows you where you are and what roads you are treading into.

You made that map. It is yours to modify according to what priorities you have set.

 

  1. Consult your Goals

Usually, goals are set but are forgotten during the day. They need to be regularly consulted to remind yourself that they need to be accomplished. Goals will give you an idea what road to take or when it is the best time to stop.

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