We all have our beginnings and our middles. Few of us can say we have our endings. Only those who persevere to the end have their endings. And even then it doesn’t truly end.
No matter what your goal is in life there are 4 stages of pursuing it.
1. The decision. This is probably the hardest part of going after your goal. You have to make a decision. You have to choose to leave safety behind. You have to live with risk, live in a state of faith, where you take the leap and whether there is a net to catch you, or a rock hard fall, you are choosing to begin. Stop wasting time deliberating, you already know in your heart of heart what you want to do, and there comes a day when the planning has to end and the action has to start.
2. The start. This is often an easy stage, you’ve made the decision and are moving forward, you are excited of all the possibilities to come. You have energy, vitality and you are going to get this done.
3. The middle. This is the second hardest part. You feel stuck, like you will never hit your goal. You feel as if you are doing everything in your power to hit your goal, but it’s just not enough. During this time you have to keep moving forward, you may feel like you are making no headway, but keep at it. Don’t ever, ever, ever give up.
4. The end. You’ve hit your goal! Congratulations! But it doesn’t end here. After hitting your goal life isn’t all butterflies and rainbows, you have to keep up your victory, you have to maintain it, and you have to now plan a new and bigger goal. Don’t ever become complacent. There is always more you can do.