Goal attainment is the focus of all successful individuals in every walk of life. The characteristics of goal-oriented individuals are: determination, commitment, persistence, and perseverance (included but not limited to, of course).
The desire alone for success and improvement of oneself is often not enough to achieve success even in driven individuals. People quickly find that it’s more work than expected or they have difficulty making the necessary sacrifices. This ultimately leads to losing interest and sadly, never attaining the goal.
Others work tirelessly day after day, year after year. They find that they’ve made greater progress and achieved goals originally unimagined. These folks had the recipe for success including the aforementioned determination etc., and support from organizations, family, mentors and coaches, for example. Without such support it would be difficult to even dream of success.
The expression “blood, sweat, and tears” doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of what some, who have achieved great success, must go through to realize their dreams. With the recipe for success―determination, support, persistence, perseverance and dreams―people attain goals. (more…)