Giving Yourself An Out
Do you know how to tell a successful person from a unsuccessful one? The easiest way is by the language they use. When you talk to a successful person about his goals, he’ll tell you what he plans to do and when it will be done. When an unsuccessful person talks about his goals (assuming he even has one), you’ll hear something along the lines of, “I hope to do this someday.” Here’s a clue for all you losers out there; someday never comes.
You know why a person with a loser’s mentality always uses words like “someday”, “I hope” or “I wish”? He does it because it gives him an out and allows himself to not be accountable for his word. If he was to place a time limit on the goal and doesn’t do it, he fails, and a loser hates failing. Winners have no fear of failing because they know success is made from a string of failures.
Everyone has dreams and goals. The only difference between a goal and a dream is a goal is a dream with action. We all have dreams; becoming financially independent, having a family, helping charities, etc. However, how many of you have made a goal to achieve your dreams? If you have, did you place a time limit on it, or did you just say “I'll do it someday” or “I hope it will happen”.
A Goal without a Time Limit Is No Goal
Can you imagine buying a presale condominium and not knowing when it will be completed? The only answer the developer would give you is, “It’ll be finished someday.” Would you buy it? Well, imagine trying to sell your dream this way: “Someday, my dream will come true.” If you wouldn’t buy the condo, why would you buy the dream?
If you wish to achieve anything in life, you have to place a time limit on it. A time limit forces you to take action instead of sitting on the couch saying “Someday I’ll get there”. Don’t be afraid to fail. Know that failure is required in order to succeed. You will not find a successful person who doesn’t doesn't have a few stories to tell about their failures. (I think a posting of some of my failures would make for a good future post.)