Before I started setting goals, I thought goal setting was useless because I never saw how the practice could improve my life. However, I realized the magic of goal setting when I started setting and writing down goals in August 2015.
Goal setting is a wonderful thing, and many studies reveal that people who set goals progress quicker than those who don’t. Besides progress, there are other lessons I learned from goal setting which many people don’t tell you.
Here are they
- Goal Setting Proves that the Law of Attraction Works
According to The Law of Attraction, you attract what you constantly think about. I never believed this law until I started writing down my goals and realized that I achieved some of my goals because I constantly thought about them. For example, in 2015, one of my main goals was to get an exotic dog. I didn’t have the money to buy the dog but the amazing thing is that I got it. I know you are wondering how I got the dog.
After writing down the goal of getting a dog, I became obsessed with getting a dog because I always read my goals every day. I spent a large percentage of my time thinking and talking about how I will get a dog.
A few months later, my friend’s dog fell sick, and I offered to take care of it. One day as I was taking it to the vet, I met a friend’s friend who asked me to take care of his dog because he was traveling.
I accepted the offer, and after a few weeks, the dog owner told me to keep it because he believed that he will never have the time to care for his dog. And that’s how I got Bobby, the best dog in the world.
By the way, Bobby was pregnant when I got her, and she gave birth to six pups on 9th October 2015.
- Goal Setting Proves That You Don’t Have to Know the ‘How.’
I wrote in the article, 4 Major Reasons Why We Avoid Dreaming Big, that people fear to dream big because they don’t know how they will achieve big dreams. I also feared to dream big whenever I thought about ‘how’ I could achieve big dreams.
However, setting big goals and achieving them enabled me to dream big because I realized that I don’t always have to know how I will achieve my goals.
In 2015, one of my goals was to relocate to Nairobi (Kenya’s Capital City), but I didn’t have the money for relocation. I never knew where I could get the money but I just wrote down the goal.
Five months later, my friend Silas called and informed me about a vacancy at his workplace which was in the city. I went to the city, passed the interview, and my parents sponsored the relocation. It a happened so fast. I didn’t know how it happened, but it happened. I found myself working and living in Nairobi.
- Goal Setting Increases Faith in Big Things
Goal setting increased my faith in achieving big things because I always achieve half of the goals I set regardless of how big or small they are. My three years of experience with goal setting made me set big goals this year because I have faith that I will achieve most of them.
- Goal Setting Made me a Hard worker
I always know that I will be depressed or I might give up on goal setting if I don’t achieve my goals. Therefore, I often work hard so that I achieve my goals. For this reason, I now have a hard working habit because I have never stopped setting goals.
Therefore goal setting can increase your faith, make you a hard worker, and enable you to realize that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to.
For this reason, start setting goals and you will experience the power of goal setting after you achieve half of the goals you’ll set. Lastly, remember to pray for the wisdom and strength you need for achieving your goals.
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Six Disastrous Effects of Acting Rich
I just noticed that the modern society loves acting rich. We adopt fake lifestyles to boost our social images and make people believe we are wealthy. Besides this, we love acting rich so that we impress our friends, neighbors, and spouses. Little do we know that acting rich is bad because of the following effects.
- Excessive Spending
The first catastrophic effect of acting rich is excessive spending. Many people who pretend to be rich often spend more than they earn because they continually buy expensive things to maintain their ‘rich’ status. Such individuals also spend extravagantly when they are around people so that they prove their ‘wealthy’ status.
- Excessive Borrowing
Since I started handling money, it dawned on me that most people who love borrowing money are those who act rich. One thing I also realized is that these individuals seldom pay their debts because they have too many of them.
Pretending to be rich is an expensive thing folks, and for this reason, it will result in you spending more than you earn. When you continually spend more than you earn, you will have to constantly borrow money for you to meet your daily needs.
- Fake friends
You will attract several fake friends if you love acting rich.
Some people love having friends who recklessly spend on them. Such individuals will only stick around when you have money to spend. However, when you go broke they will be nowhere to be seen.
Besides this, such friends will never be available when you are in need of emotional or financial support. Moreover, they will never tell you to control your spending habits and focus on securing a better future because they will always want you to spend on them.
- You Will Never Invest
You will seldom invest your money in productive projects if you always act rich because you will have little or no money to invest as a result of excessive spending and borrowing. Furthermore, because your focus will be on looking rich, investing will be the last thing that will come to your mind
- You Will Never Be Rich
Ironically those who pretend to be rich die poor because of excessive borrowing, lack of investments, and overspending.
‘Pretending to be rich can make you poor, learn to live within your means.’ – Alux.com
- You Will Be Materialistic
Pretending to be rich makes you a materialistic person. You will be so obsessed with material things because you’ll depend on them to look and act rich.
Being materialistic is bad for you because it results in hopelessness, unhappiness, self-centeredness, and selfishness. Besides this, you will never be satisfied with whatever you have if you are materialistic.
With this in mind, we must stop pretending to be rich because of the harmful effects of this behavior. We must accept our current financial positions, save more money, invest in productive projects, and riches will surely come.
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Four More Great Effects of Hard Work That Make it The Father of Prosperity (Part 2)
I firmly believe in hard work and I know that if I fail, it will be because I didn’t work hard enough.
In my trending article, The Power of Hard Work: 4 Outstanding Effects of Hard Work That Make it The Father of Prosperity, I wrote about the reasons why hard work pays. Here, I will also show the Power of Hard Work by providing four more benefits of hard work that will make you start working hard right now.
- Hard Working People Will Like to Work With You If You Work Hard
Hard workers often love other hard workers. For this reason, your hard work will enable you to attract and make friends with hard-working individuals who would love to work with you because working with you guarantees success.
Hard workers know that success is inevitable when two or more hard workers work towards a particular goal.
- Hard Work Attracts Mentors
The successful hate mentoring lazy individuals because it’s tedious and boring to mentor an individual who is unwilling to work hard. They, therefore, love mentoring people who show their willingness to work tirelessly towards their goals.
Many successful individuals often want other people to succeed, and they love providing direction and guidance to those working extra-hard to achieve their goals. They hate seeing hard workers make the mistakes they made.
- Hard Work Attracts Respect
Although many individuals want to work hard, few of them manage because most people fall for distractions. For this reason, people will respect you when you work hard because you will be doing something others can’t.
People know that hard work requires self-discipline, a strong determination, intense focus, and zeal. Therefore, they will also respect you because they will see all these qualities in you.
Respect is good for you because you’ll develop a strong sense of self-esteem, and you will be inspired to work harder when you feel respected.
- You Will Never Regret
Many individuals become severely depressed when they reach their mid-40s because they realize that their laziness is responsible for their unhappiness. Regret is one of the worst mental states because you cannot go back in time, and it might haunt you till death.
If you work hard, you will never regret because you will succeed in life. Besides this, even if you won’t succeed, you’ll receive something good from your intense effort, and you’ll be at peace with yourself because you gave your very best.
Therefore, besides building character, leading to mastery, luck, and self-confidence, hard work also results in you attracting hard workers, a mentor, and respect. Also, you will never regret because you will get something from your hard work.
I know that, just like me, you also want big things in your life. I have researched extensively on success, and I am now 100% sure that success is the result of hard work. For this reason, we must up our game and work hardest towards our goals. I know we will win if we work hardest. Trust me, we will.
‘I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have is hard work. There is really no substitute for working hard.’ – ‘Maria Bartiromo
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