The benefit of having a long-term plan to achieve your goals
P.T. Barnum said that “Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.” I am rich in experience but know well the feeling of being challenged financially. However, I also think that having less pushes me to work harder.
Each day provides a chance for me to do something great with my life. I am motivated to excel by my desire to attain more, in wealth or in valuable experience. What I really hope to obtain through hard work and experience is a comfortable life.
When I set goals, I remind myself of what I intend for them to help me attain. Each target is aimed at moving me from one level to the next. I know that I am able to shine brighter through hard work and dedication.
When my financial situation is less than ideal, I work towards strengthening it each day. I sacrifice my short-term desires in favor of long term dreams and projects.
For instance, I have always wanted a Harley Davidson motorcycle. It would have been easy to over commit financially and buy one before I was ready or able. Instead, I focused on that goal and patiently worked toward achieving what I wanted. I now own the motorcycle I wanted, which is paid for in full. It was this experience of working toward a goal and being challenged that showed me the benefits of sacrifice and hard work in attaining my heart’s desire. Delaying that instant gratification in favor of a long- term benefit is now a tool I use in my life to attain other goals.
Today, the extent of my effort lies in my focus on achieving my goals. I am committed to working diligently and receiving due rewards. I am committed to using my valuable experience to move forward in my life. My persistent endeavors in life are geared towards propelling myself to higher heights.
What is the difference between being motivated and being greedy for more?
What activities do I undertake to make myself more marketable in the workplace?
How to I reap the benefits of my life experience to move closer to attaining my goals?
How do I rebuild my resolve when I become exhausted from hard work?