Posts tagged ‘objectives’

August 29, 2019

The power of accumulation will take you thousands of miles

Have trouble starting down the path to your bigger life goals? Solo ocean rower Roz Savage has this advice to give in her memoir Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean:

I try to remind myself of [the] power of accumulation whenever I am faced with a daunting new challenge. I focus on the first small step I need to take in order to move one fraction of an an inch closer to my goal. It might be making a phone call — or even just finding out the number…. It might be making a list of actions — or buying he notebook in which to write the list. It might be reviewing the draft of chapter 1 — or at least opening the document file. Starting is always the hardest part…. But I know that once I get started, momentum will gradually build.

Roz firmly believes that anyone can reach her or his goals by making small steps in the right direction each and every day. Set your sights on your objective, and even the tiniest movement towards that objective will bring you closer to achieving it. All those fractions of an inch eventually accumulate to make thousands of miles, as Roz well learned paddling stroke by tiny stroke 2937 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

March 1, 2014

March challenge: Live as if you were dying

What if someone told you that you had only one month left to live? What would you do with the time remaining to you? Would you do things differently to how you’re doing them now?

This month, I challenge you to make a list of the things you would do if you had only one month left to live. Then, pick three things from this list and do them before the month is out.

We never know how much time is given to us in this life. Let’s do our best to make the most of what we’ve got.

May 23, 2013

Could you burn your bridges before you even start?

Here is an intriguing quote from Mike Dooley’s book Notes from the Universe:

It does little good to say you want something and then, “just in case,” prepare to do without.
Burn your bridges.

It might seem risky or irresponsible to forgo contingency planning and just go for the goal or objective you desire, as if it were yours already.  But maybe it is yours already, if only you commit to it 100 per cent — no looking back, escape routes be damned.  What if . . . ?