Monday, January 27, 2014

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

No doubt you have a lot of goals you want to reach. Some days the sheer number of them can feel overwhelming and unattainable. How do you go from drowning, as it were, in a tide of to-dos and to actually getting things done?

I’ve posted on this blog about time management recently and reaching goals. Three steps hold true. First you have to know what you want, second, you need to know to get there, and third do it.

Let’s assume you already know what you want and know what you need to do in order to reach your goals. Thinking about leaping from the present to your future could make all efforts stop immediately.  But you are forgetting one thing--the process of getting there.

I’ve learned in my life journey that there is a set time for everything. If it’s important it will get handled, but not without conscious effort. The most crucial thing I find I need to remember is that it’s not a race and the conclusion isn’t necessarily even the goal--the road there is, the journey. It is the various paths we take that will better equip us to deal with the consequences that come with reaching our goals.

Think of a brand new baby. If he/she came out already walking it would be a freak of nature. You’d wonder if you were in a Marvel comic. Life dictates that there is a sequence to our life events. The baby must grow and develop strength, learn how to crawl, then how to stand, how to walk, how to run. You get the point.

In line with the subject of this post, think of any great warrior. Do you think they set out willy nilly to accomplish territory domination? Absolutely not! There were strategic steps in place.

Same with reaching your goals. You will reach them if you focus on the end result and view each step along the way as necessary. When you’ve worked out a reasonable schedule, stick to it. Don’t pressure yourself to get ahead of what is required. Enjoy basking in daily accomplishments that bring you closer to your goal.


The saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ will carry on real meaning in your life.

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The picture was taken from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1260702/The-father-civilisation-Alexander-Greats-hunger-knowledge-gave-Old-Testament-algebra-robots.html