I remember entering the year with great anticipation! This was supposed to be the year where a lot of my dreams that I had nurtured over the years would finally come true.
Once I crossed over to January 1, I was on the clock to launch the ‘Find your niche challenge’, release my book Uplevel, reach as many people as possible and change thousands of lives…..
Alas, I got to the middle of the year and whilst I had accomplished some of my goals and dreams, some of them had changed!
I no longer wanted some of the things I set out desiring and I had begun to make excuses for why I could not have some others as ‘reality’ set in and I was confronted with several obstacles.
Do you remember all the desires, dreams and goals you started the year with? How many of them have you seen to fruition?
It was our quarterly assessment for our business leaders circle program
last week and we had to confront the reality that we had less than three months in the year to meet our revenue goals.
Some people also had to re-examine their goals to see how realistic it was or if somethings were no longer relevant.
I have been confronted several times this year by the difference between goals and aspirations. Whilst goals are tangible, aspirations are the desirables that are mainly based on hope.
That is why you might have started this year saying ‘this is my year’ but we have gotten to the last quarter and it has not gone the way you thought it would….You had aspirations, but you did not have tangible goals.
If you started the year saying; I will be married by the end of the year without a prospective partner at the beginning of the year or any likely options; that is an aspiration (I know with God nothing is impossible. Lol. But it is still an aspiration).
If you, however, had a partner or some strong options and you set a date and begun to plan towards it, that’s a goal.
Another example, if you started the year thinking; I will turn my passion into a money maker or I will start a side gig or a business and you did not have a definite plan of action, it was just an aspiration. If you, however, came up with a plan and started doing something about it, that’s a goal and you should have made some progress by now.
The good news is you still have this last quarter to make things happen. I like the quote I have heard several times from Mrs. Betty Irabor; ‘Anytime you wake up is your morning’.
This can still be ‘the year’ where your dreams become goals and your goals become reality.
You need to re-examine your desires from the start of the year, identify those that can become tangible goals and get to work on them.
If you want to identify your profitable passion so you can finally launch your dreams, then I will like to invite you to join my free 5 day ‘Identify your profitable passion challenge’ starting this October. Join the challenge HERE.
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This article was first published on 11th October 2017
'Tale Alimi is a foremost business coach, business growth expert,
Entrepreneurial thought leader and Host of the Entrepreneur's journey
radio show currently airing on WFM 91.7. She has an expertise in guiding business owners and professionals to up-level their business and revenues.
'Tale has started and run several businesses and has experienced what
makes a business succeed or fail and she brings her experience to bare in helping business owners build successful and thriving businesses. She also has over 13 years corporate experience in Consulting, Telecommunications and Technology sectors; she was part of or led teams that grew the business revenues of these organizations.
She was a lead facilitator at Businessday SME Connect conference. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Lagos business school, a
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Thanks Tale, i love! Wake up call…this one.
I am glad. Lets get to it!
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