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Ready…Aim…Failure!

Laser Guided

We’ve all heard the instructions for shooting a gun: “Ready, Aim, Fire!”

Many life coaches or motivational speakers will teach people that the road to success is all about getting ready, aiming at your goal, and then going straight for it.

The problem is, they are wrong.

Life doesn’t work that way and neither does the pursuit of success or happiness.

Life works a lot more like a laser-guided missile where it is fired towards a target and then it is constantly re-aiming and adjusting its path around obstacles until it hits the target.

Yes, it is important to be prepared and it is important to have your goal in your sight, but rarely is that path a direct line without any setbacks. Constant adjusting and course correcting are needed when obstacles arise in order to achieve your goals.

When working towards your goals, or “targets”, in life remember that it is more like “Ready, Fire, Aim, Aim, Aim, Aim…”

  1. Prepare yourself as much as possible,
  2. Know what you want to accomplish
  3. Go for it.Just get started and do it!
  4. Be prepared to change your plan or course if needed to hit your target.

As you journey towards your goal you will find that you need to keep aiming and adjusting your angle over and over again. But if you stay with it, you will hit your target, maybe not immediately but definitely.

Kris

 

3 comments

  1. chris, what no life coach can put together for me is the reverse. I’ll explain. Most people or at least the conferences I’ve been to know their dreams but don’t have or feel they don’t have what it takes to go after them. My situation is the exact opposite, I have everything it takes to get done what I want done (thank God) except the “what” is a big blank space in my mind’s eyes. I can’t figure out what is it that I should pursue!. and trust me I have taken tests and tests and then some more tests…what do you think?
    Thank you
    T

    • T, thanks for the comment. I know how you feel, I found myself in the same situation. I felt like I had the skills and the means to do something but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do. In the end I asked myself, “What do I find the most joy in?” “When am I the happiest?” ” What would I be willing to do for free because I get so much fulfillment out of it?”
      For me, I realized that I was the happiest when I was teaching people in my life how to set goals and work to achieve them. I loved being on stage and teaching about goals and how to increase self-esteem. I found immense satisfaction in seeing someone else succeed after working with them.
      So I decided I needed to find a way to get paid to coach people individually and teach large groups on stage. I’m not where I want to be yet but I’m having so much fun building it up.
      I have a friend who loves teaching and loves photography. He was working as a wedding photographer and doing well but not feeling fulfilled. So he stepped back from full time weddings and started focusing on teaching people how to be better photographers. Not only did he start getting popular and making more money, but he was loving every minute of work he put into it.
      You probably already know all this, but it is the best advice I can give. It is as good or better than any test. Make a list of your favorite things to do in life, study about it until you feel you are somewhat of an expert, and then find a way to make some money teaching others about it,or blogging about it and selling ad space on your blog.
      Hope this helps a little!

  2. Chris I get so much out of your advice. Please continue….. I love it. Thank you for all you share.

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