Goals. We all have them. It’s usually just a matter of finding the time to complete them. But what happens when time and goals intersect?
Time takes precedence
When time takes precedence, your goals go unfulfilled.
Maybe that means it’s time to re-evaluate your goals. Break them down into smaller goals or scratch those goals altogether. Maybe it means that you need to re-prioritize your goals.
Whatever the case, it’s time to evaluate.
Goals take precedence
You’re completing your goals — that’s great — but at what cost? Time goes by the wayside, which means suffering through not enough leisure time.
It’s time to ponder your plate and whether there’s too much on it. Maybe it’s time for a break or time to move some goals to the backburner.
Worst course of action
What’s the worst thing you can do? Fail to realize how your time and your goals intersect. If you don’t, you won’t be able to evaluate how you are performing your goals and how it’s affecting your time.
Find your priorities
This is the conundrum I have faced in recent weeks: The intersection of time and goals.
My main two goals are blogging here weekly on Mondays and riding 1,000 road cycling miles this year. My cycling goal has taken precedence over time, which has taken precedence over my blogging goal.
But I’m passionate about blogging, and that’s why I’m re-evaluating how time and my goals intersect. I’m hoping my goals take more precedence in the near future.
In the past month, I upgraded to a smartphone. (I bought a Samsung Mesmerize.)
One of the first apps I downloaded was Angry Birds. I’ve been playing it a ton, as you no doubt would expect. And while I’ve been playing it, there’s been a few thoughts that have popped into my head about taking how I play the game and applying it to life.
Form a game plan
If you just keep pushing buttons, maybe you’ll hit the jackpot — and maybe you won’t. So instead take stock of what’s at your disposal and what goal you’re trying to achieve. Then see if you can find the path of least resistance between the two. The jackpot will come quicker this way.
Failure is OK
Really. Don’t worry if you don’t clear a level on the first time (or second or third). Success is not everything. You’ll be fine. Just take a deep breath and regroup. Above all else, make sure you …
Learn from your mistakes
You’re not going to complete each level on the first try. Likewise, you’re not going to complete a level if you keep doing the same thing every time. Hint: It’s not working. Use what you’ve seen to modify your game plan and develop a new strategy. That’s when you’ll head to the next level.