Many times I have set a goals for myself only to fail myself by not completing them. Each time I have done this I have looked back at the goal and realized there were many short-term goals I need to reach in order to be successful at reaching my goal. I always looked at the big picture and never the success of the long-term goal and never at the short-term goals to accomplish and to succeed at the long-term goal. I took charge of this situation recently and changed direction I set a goal many years ago that I wanted to succeed at but had failed, that was to be the first person in my family to complete a Bachelorâ€™s Degree. This change in attitude helped persuade my decision to attend the University of Pheonix (UOP).
A fellow student said it well in one of his daily posts, he pointed out that each long-term goal is only successful when planned and organized in a way that you can be successful;
â€œâ€¦ in other words, setting a goal, then plotting out the steps to get there, then figuring out which ones must be taken this week (or TODAY) to stay on track. That's the crux of time-management in my experience -- not losing track of a critical task.â€ Chel Svendsgaard
I had set a goal several years ago by stating I would go to college and earn a Bachelorâ€™s Degree, it was not an unachievable goal, but by not planning, and organizing I failed myself. However by enrolling in UOP I have changed that. I realized the necessary step to obtaining my degree and took the first step, a positive attitude. Thomas Jefferson once stated:
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
My prior attitude was the, I canâ€™t attitude, this was an attitude I had to overcome while I was earning my AA Degree. Thomas Jefferson was correct nothing on earth could help me while I had the wrong attitude.