“The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.” — Bo Bennett, Author
This quote blew my mind this morning. Two reasons/thoughts on why and how:
1. I reflected (in writing) on the positive flow of emotions, energy and awesome events that occur when we are committed and focused on achieving the goals we set for ourselves. It is important to reflect on this positivity regularly, but especially during times when it is easy to become distracted (holidays, birthdays, special events etc), unmotivated, and/or unfocused. This (amongst more obvious reasons) is WHY it is important to have clearly defined goals, ones which you have hand printed and which are easily accessible in order for you to review them on a daily basis. This is so that you are constantly reinforcing, re-motivating, and re-focusing on what you are working towards. As I mentioned earlier, by reflecting in writing, I am able to use this outlet as a way to reinforce/re-motivate when I feel I’m becoming unfocused or distracted.
2. Regardless of the outcome during the pursuit of your goal(s), it is true that by honestly committing to setting and achieving goals, you will become infinitely more disciplined and strong of character. Character: Your ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the initial moment is past. Character enables us to reach long term goals, even when faced with times when we’d like to quit. A person with character finds a special attractiveness to difficulties because in coming to grip with difficulties we realize our potentialities.
Amazing words of the week, I think.
You’re all amazing, make your day Great.