As children, I remember, we were always asked what we wanted to be in the future. We would sing songs of I want to be a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a lawyer…….. We would go on and on.
When young, there is little sense in what we say but as time goes on we start discovering our selves. We learn of our strengths and weaknesses. We also get to know what we are very good at and what we cannot handle.
Responsible parents then come in to help their children with what they are very good at by taking them to school and giving them motivation, not to give up on their dreams.
At college we struggle so much to attain the best of our efforts to excel highly with better grades because we don’t want to be looked at as failures in life.
When it comes to university then, we surely know what we want to do and how to do it. I want to own a car and a cool husband with a nice home. I want to have a family with kids. We all dream.
Shakira Subra used to annoy me so much. She would brag on and on about how she is going to buy a car immediately after school. To me a car did not sound number one on the list of priorities but to her, this was her dream.
While we dream on, there are some things we would prefer foregoing because they do not make sense according to the way circumstance might be.
Before we set our priorities we must make an analysis of what we can do best and then base on this to pursue our dreams. Never have excuses like I am too young to have this or too old to handle that.
Preferences differ from one person to another. Where some people think a car should come at number one others would prefer building a decent home first.
Well set priorities will always make an individual successful. “For someone to be successful they need to believe in what they do, set self development plans and have positive attitudes toward their plans,” wrote Robert Greene in his Analysis of ‘the concise 48 laws of power’
Once you set your plans with doubt whether you will be in position to make it then you will definitely fail but with the ‘I will make it’ perspective you usually make it to the top.
David Schwartz in his book ‘the Magic of thinking big’ says, “Think you can win and you will win and think failure you will definitely fail.” He adds that no man can be taught or even forced to succeed but it is his own making.
Success starts right from what we think and plan, with a determined mindset, you can always get to the peak of your success.