Discovering yourself is not enough, goals are the way to get there. Everything must be broken down into manageable parts or often it won’t happen. I think discovering yourself is like tracing the root that lead you where you are going. Because where self awareness is denied, abuse becomes the ways of life. But self awareness will make you to be conscious of what you do, knowing that little misbehaving may thwart God’s plan for you.
But setting up a goal. Not just a goal but goal with deadlines allow creativity to flow and limitless ideas to bubble up. But discovering without action is just like dreaming. I believe setting goals is the bridge between coming up with your dreams, and moving them to fruition. Your choice determine how well, every single day is the actual vehicle. You may chose to be monotonous or dynamic. Time is what God gave equal to everyone. Some is making use of there own, while some sit there to blame their fourfathers.
2020 has gone bye and can never come again. We are into New Year 2021 and it is a great time to set goals for the year ahead. Remember, goals are dreams with a deadline. So let’s make it happen and we can be in the statistics of those who actually live the life they dream of. I call them the protagonist, champions and heroes.
It’s crucial to create deadlines for yourself to help you achieve your goals. Whether you want to complete a project at work, achieve a personal goal or fulfil a life purpose. it’s important to set realistic deadlines for yourself.
Moreover, Self-discovery is a journey that cannot stop there. That is why I believe in the power of coaching/mentorship. Because powerful discovering of our great talents need improving our performances
Hard work will beat talent every time. Especially if that talent is not developed to its full potential, and equipped with the right techniques that can take an individual from amateur to professional. That is, if the individual in question would like to elevate their raw talent and cultivate their craft to the next level. When you combine talent with hard work, it will be a better element for success.
For example, would Lionel Messi be as successful if he trained only one day a week and played pool for the rest of the time? Would Oprah Winfrey feel so close to us all if she said ‘yaddy yadda’ in response to every guest who poured their hearts out to her on her show? Probably not. These two shining examples demonstrate how raw talent and supreme dedication combine to create success.
I have a lot of respect for those autodidactic people who have managed to successfully amplify their natural gifts without any guidance, but I also think we can agree that autodidacticism is a gift by itself. For most common people like myself, having pure and raw talent is not enough. You have to invest in your growth, and seek to learn from those who have walked a similar path to the one you pursue. Any talent you possess, has been around for centuries before you got here and previous generations have had the time to study it and figure out techniques to do it effectively
Figure out what you need to learn in order to take your natural talent to the next level. What are the techniques required that will enable you to improve your performance? Do some research about your craft. Are there other variations or forms? What are the studies that have been done regarding your discipline?
I know very talented speaker with the most beautiful and motivational voices who end up with a sore throat or lose their voice after every performance, because they haven’t invested time in learning the ‘right way’ of speaking. So taking time to know and master techniques is of utmost importance. Also keep in mind that this is not a one-time thing. The more you learn, the more you’ll find room for improvement, but only when you know the possibilities will you reach for more. So find out what you should be able to do, and when you find out, go hard or you go home!