Choose your Target

Like a Madman throwing fire brands arrows and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and then says "I was only joking."

Allot of people have dreams of becoming wildly successful, famous, quitting their jobs, visiting Jamaica, or becoming a Ninja. Strangely though, berry few people know what they want out of life. The point is this: Decide what you want, Remind yourself of it Daily, Work at it.

Maybe you want to be a writer/baker who sells lemonade and designs aircraft carriers. I'm not here to tell you that's impossible, I'm here to tell you that if you don't write down that goal and think about it daily, then in two months you'll want to be a computer programmer/artist who acts and grows gardens. And you'll be no closer to either of those goals.

Humans have short attention spans. This is the reason most people are stuck in a 9-5 job, or maybe have no job at all. It's because, even though they often think about leaving their job, they forget about it. The next day it seems like a brand new idea: I'm gonna leave my job. And they never get closer.

Here's my challenge for you. Write out at least 5 goals for this year, stick them on a note and put it on your computer. Read it every morning. This will remind you who you wanted to be. Then you will be ready to start working towards those goals, knowing that they aren't going anywhere. The temptation to change these goals will become strong, but try to remember why you wrote them.