Dear friend, if you’re given all the guarantees in the world that whatever “one” thing you desire to achieve in the year 2017 you will achieve it, what would that be? Of course it must be just “one” thing and nothing more.
Before you answer that question, I want you to read it over again and let it sink very well. The question is if you could accomplish not more than just “one” thing in the year 2017 and you have all the assurance that you will achieve it, what would that be?
I know you might want to throw it back at me within your mind. Isn’t this crazy? Why should I pray to achieve just one thing in the whole of the year out of all what I had on my list?
Of course, I know you have dreams like me. You want to buy that new car this year, you want to spend your midyear holiday in Dubai, You want to complete that building project, or you want to successfully move your family to a more befitting apartment in your choice area, amongst others.
Don’t think too hard friend! In a moment you will understand why I asked that question and exactly what I meant.
As an ambitious person that you probably are, you’ve put on paper several things you’d love to achieve in the year 2017, and you’ve designed the roadmap to some of them. Now you’re on the move with burning desire to achieve everything.
This has been my yearly habit for some time. The year 2016 opened my “eyes of mind” to some certain thing and I realized the need to tweak my approach. You probably will learn something from my experience.
Usually, towards the end of every year, despite whatever achievements I could point to, I feels bitter about so much more I could have achieved for the year that I couldn’t. Sometimes, it gets into my brain and I begins to feel some “inadequacy”, and in most cases it put me on my fit for the New Year. I make resolution to work harder, be more focused and all of that you might have read in inspirational books. At the end of each year, I always see more of what I ought to have achieved that I couldn’t than what I did achieve and it really gets me mad.
Year 2016 unconsciously turned everything around for me, and in fact, my experience was what brought up this title.
At the end of the year 2015, I wrote so much I’d love to achieve in the year 2016 and from the first day of the year, I started the pursuit the usual way. I close each day with my “to do list” for the next day and I wake up each new day pursuing them. Sometimes, I get “nearly confused” especially when the road to achieving a particular thing seems tight, and in most cases, I change my order of priority.
Towards the middle of the year came a great opportunity for me to expand my business and make more money. I could see the treasure and it caught everything called interest in me.
I immediately jumped at it and gave it my all to ensure I get the best of it. Within a very short time, I got soaked into activities to the extent of not remembering most of the things I wrote down at the beginning of the year as “goals”. All I knew was my income kept increasing. What a great motivation to press on tirelessly!
Before the third quarter of the year, I have made so much money and naturally, I started thinking of changing my car or at least add one to the one I was using that was already looking lower than my “current” status. I changed where I hang out along with several other things in my life.
At a stage of not being able to hold the feelings of being richer, I decided to reward myself with one of my earlier desired SUV cars.
Soon, I was able invest in few properties. I began to think of nice places to take my family for relaxation. I became more attentive to the loud request of my kids to have those “toys” and go to interesting places for fun.
Towards the end of the year 2016, I got irritated of the environment I was living, and even the house. Of course, I can now afford to live wherever I want in town, so I left everything behind and moved to a more befitting environment to my current status.
At the time I was packing to my new apartment, I found my Diary again where I wrote all the goals. Thank God it was already at the close of the year, so I picked it up to see what the year looked like (as regards my goals).
I saw myself smiling at the pages of the book, and at a stage I screamed….. I Made iiiiiiiiiiiit!
My wife rushed out to find out why I was so excited to the extent of screaming that way, not minding who was around.
So why was I excited to that extent?
Here’s what happened.
One of my top goals was to be able to buy a more befitting car than I was using….. I bought a Jeep Instead (better than the goal I set)
I set a goal to change my kids school to one “expensive” school I wanted them to attend but could not afford….. I unconsciously got a new apartment near the school and since I can now afford it, I changed them to the same school.
I set a goal of earning at least N500,000 Monthly………. I realized there was a month I earned more than N2m. Of course I earned less than my set goals severally but the overall experience wasn’t a bad one.
At the end of the year, I dedicated quality time and of course “cash” for my family and we visited all the beautiful places that came to our minds.
In short, I realized I have achieved the biggest of my goals even while I was carried away and lost the book I wrote them in.
Hey, this is not an attempt to brag of anything! So what’s the point?
I realized that being able to make more money, coupled with natural desire to do great things has naturally helped me achieved so much without knowing.
Then I said to myself, If I could achieve just “one” thing in the year 2017, it would be an income of at least N5m/month income.
Why would I chose N5m/ month income?
It doubles the highest income I ever earned in a single month in my life and it will naturally help me to think of doing so much I wouldn’t have.
In point of fact, it will naturally help me achieve more of my bigger goals without even thinking of it.
Also, it will boost my confidence to dream bigger and it will naturally eliminate the fear of uncertainty. I tagged this goal my “GOAL of goals” for the year 2017.
Hey friend, does this really apply to you?
I bet it does in a way at least. If you are able to discover your GOAL of goals, the achievement of which would naturally help you achieve most of the other goals, then it’s easier for you to achieve greater things than you ever thought.
Most of us are used to setting so much of “beautiful” goals that turns out to give us a lot of pressure and confusion along the way. Goals that get us spending precious time overthinking and changing our order of priority, and at the end of the day, we hardly achieve most of them. I have being a victim of this for many years.
Of course, your own GOAL of goals might not be increased income, it might be something else. The most important thing is for you to realize the most important of your goals that has the embodiment of your other goals. It reduces pressure and help you narrow your activities.
Once you are able to get it right, the achievement of that GOAL will give you clearer mind, more peace, and lots of other things will fall in place.
I hope this help?
Have you had similar experience to mine? Are you of contrary opinion to mine? Or do you feel blessed with this article? I’d appreciate your comment in the box below.
To your success.
Oluwatoyin Aluko (Mr. Brown)