How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Rob O’Loughlin I’m a strong believer in the power of consistency. Doing something small consistently can make a big difference in the long term. Your goal might seem big like an elephant, but if you take your one step every day you will eventually achieve it. The problem, of course, is it’s not easy to be consistent. It’s easier to just follow your mood and do things that you feel like doing. But consistency is essential to achieve big goals so you should learn to put it into practice. Here’s how:
Note: This is a guest post from Daniel M. Wood of Looking to Business To get ahead today, you need constant improvement. Life is a race and if you aren’t running, you will fall behind. The knowledge required today is vastly different than the knowledge you needed 20 years ago and in 5 years time most of what you know today will be obsolete. Through all this there is one thing that is constant. One thing we can trust. That is the principles that drive achievement. The keys of success never change because people don’t. Noah Bennet in the TV-series Heroes puts it well “Things change, but people do not.”
Note: This is a guest post from Mark Hooson of Moneysupermarket.com By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail Benjamin Franklin The frustrating thing about money is that it is inconsiderate. Money doesn’t care whether you’re struggling financially, so you can be hit with surprise expenses whether you have the money to pay for them or not. When it comes to personal growth, your personal finances is not the most inspiring of subjects, but planning for the future is an integral part of developing your maturity and ability to cope with life.
Who doesn’t want to have a good future? It’s something everyone desires. But, for that, you must first accept that your future is your responsibility. The one who determines whether or not you have a good future is you. Don’t expect the circumstances or someone else to take care of it for you. It’s you who must take action. With that understood, what should we do to have a good future? I believe that one important thing you should do is investing in your future. Investing in your future means making some sacrifices in the present to reap rewards later. It means investing your time and money in something that might not give you immediate return, but which could give you tremendous value later. It also means preparing for the uncertainties of the future.
Note: This is a guest post from Daniel M. Wood of Looking To Business Being more efficient and more valuable to your company is the best way to put your career on the fast track. If you are always working hard, getting more done and bringing more value to your company than your peers, you will get noticed. My wife is a great example of this. She is working as a writer, working on her first book. When we moved to Norway (we moved about 6 months ago for my job) she decided that she wanted to take a part time job.