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“Good things come to those who
waitwork their asses off and never give up.”
“But I work my ass off and I have nothing to show for it!”, you say.
And if you believe that is the case, I have a question:
1. Why would you work your ass off and have nothing to show for it? Even if you make MISTAKES and pursue the wrong paths to achieve a goal, every mistake is a learning experience. You then take what you learn and apply it to the next thing you try.
If you are putting in a lot of work and it is not yielding any results — or the results you want, then that’s a sign to try something else. Don’t simply keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.
2. This quote above is actually a commentary on “Good things come to those who wait“. The act of waiting often does very little. Unless it is a specific part of your goal achieving process, then waiting will accomplish very little. Especially if you are waiting for “good things”. You have to take action to get results. Don’t wait for it, work for it.
But again, if you are working on something and not getting results, you need to keep trying different things. Rarely is the first thing that one tries the thing that yields (the most efficient — or any) results. But the act of giving up is a guarantee that one won’t get ANY results…
3. The “don’t give up” part involves trying different things until you reach your goal.
4. Regarding goals: a specific goal will usually answer the five “W” questions:
- What: What do I want to accomplish?
- Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
- Who: Who is involved?
- Where: Identify a location.
- Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
See SMART goals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria
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