In this article, Kevin Mincher shows you how to advance your school performance and get the results you want in your life.
Did you know that your chances of success are greater if you have written down goals for your life?
We live in exciting times. In my opinion there hasn’t been a better time to be alive. The creation of Broadband Internet has leveled the playing field for billions of people, and now more than ever, anyone (in developed nations at least) can create a wonderful life for themselves and their families, irrespective of their beginnings. I’m privileged to live in a democratic country where people are free to make their own choices and live life however they want (so long as the obey a few simple laws). And yet, even though we have such freedom, it appears that many people don’t grasp the wonderful opportunities that surround them every day.
You get what you focus on
I don’t think there’s a shortage of ambition in the world because I’ve met lots of students that care about their school performance and there plenty of people that want lots of nice things in their lives. Unfortunately, I think there’s a lack of people who:
- Have specific written goals for their own lives
- Have a clear understanding of what they need to do to make their goals a reality
- Have the belief they can succeed, and
- Have the commitment to do whatever it takes to reach their goals.
Excellent school performance and personal success is rarely achieved through luck alone – It is usually achieved through deliberate design and great endeavor. You see, it really doesn’t matter how good your teachers are or what facilities you have access to if you aren’t focused on making your life better than it already is. Your success is your responsibility, and the quality of your life will ultimately come down to the quality of your focus and daily actions.
Personal desire is where progress in school performance begins
Little can change or improve without desire. If you think about it, all journeys start with the end in mind, and your life should be no different. In other words, if you’re going to fulfil your massive potential, you need to take some time to consider what you’d like to be, do, have, and experience in your lifetime. Human beings tend to create what they think about most. Essentially, you will get what you focus on. The process of goal setting helps you get what you want because it forces you to focus on the things you want to experience in your life. For people lacking specific goals and personal focus, time tends to drift by, opportunities are missed, and they predictably under-achieve. Of course, desire alone is not enough, but setting goals is the vitally important first step to success. I can’t overemphasize how important it is for you to regularly write down what you are committed to achieving in your life. Anyone can set a goal and make it happen. What’s important is that you have a strategy to get you from where you are to where you want to be.