Imagine a football match in which two teams are competing for a trophy, but there are no goal posts

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Imagine a football match in which two teams are competing for a trophy, but there are no goal posts

Imagine a football match in which two teams are competing for a trophy, but there are no goal posts. Which of the teams will take the trophy? Obviously none! This can be likened to having no goal in life. The absence of the goal posts means the players cannot know the direction in which to kick the ball; because normally the ball is kicked in the direction of the opponents’ goal post.

Like the goal post, a goal gives you the direction to follow as you chase what you want to achieve in life, it focuses your efforts, attitude, shapes your morals, behavior, etc. towards it.

It is therefore paramount that if you want to succeed in life, then setting goals should be the first priority in whatever you do or set out to do. However, setting goals alone isn’t enough if you don’t work towards achieving them by putting in all you can. Only those who set clear and realistic goals, then incessantly pay the price to achieve them, succeed in life. Usually the main goal is broken down into small ones which are achieved first. For example, if your main goal is to make a profit of 10 millions in a year, then this can be broken into daily, weekly or monthly sub-goals. This means, every day, week or month, a portion of the 10 millions must be made. You must therefore; clearly define the goals based on what you want, lay the strategies to achieve them depending on the situation and available resources, evaluate your progress, and adjust where necessary and above all, believe in yourself that you can achieve the goals.

It should be noted that challenges are always part of the struggle to achieve goals however while striving hard to achieve your goals, don’t focus on the challenges you encounter; but on the goals, for they are bigger than the challenges.


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A Dish of Ice Cream

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient. “35 cents,” she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.


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The Obstacle in our Path

There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road.

The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it. A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder.

Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort but he finally succeeded.

The peasant gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when he say a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The peasant opened the purse. The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road.

The king showed the peasant what many of us never understand: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.


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The Obstacle in our Path

There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road.

The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it. A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder.

Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort but he finally succeeded.

The peasant gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when he say a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The peasant opened the purse. The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road.

The king showed the peasant what many of us never understand: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.


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Keep moving!

You may be tired, fired, burnt out and don’t feel like it…but keep moving! You may have stacks of bills and be stressed out about how to pay them….but keep moving! You may have drama or trauma in your life, relationships, children, or career….but keep moving. Someone you care deeply about may be ill or declining in health. It is their journey. You are here to love, support and/or accompany them…not to become them, so keep moving!

Life may hand you a set of keys that will not open any doors. Crawl out a window and keep moving! You will get past this moment. You will feel stronger and more hopeful than you are now. Resolve that you can and will do this.

Life can be tough on you, and it will usually be tough on you.But it is useless to make a parade of your griefs know it.And the good news is you are a person of great imagination and creativity.So you can recover cheerfully from any misfortune.You can make splendid progress, your healing can be remarkable.You are able to to resolve difficulties and bring them to an end.Then Always listen the voice inside that whispers you that you are not dead, you are not finished, you are not defeated.And bear in mind you can’ t have success without tiredness.


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Life is full of beginnings…and they are presented to everyone.

You may have lost innumerable opportunities, but be happy that you haven’t lost your precious life. Life on its own is a sublime blessing. So face this day, for it has brought you a new version of yourself.You are an unconditional maker of your own fate, be that fate what you may. Play a positive mental movie within your mind, and consistently project it to your outward life in the form of good conditions.Be happy and self-motivated as you create your life’s conditions. Nothing appears ready made, there is always a changing, a growing and a becoming…. so don’t look back, but rather look up to the face of your positive life and conquer the ills-of-life.

You can start over again! Do not even think about quitting now! It is easy to replay in your mind how things did not work, how much you lost, what you are going through, how angry you are. There is no amount of conversation or magic that is going to wipe the slate clean. You are wasting valuable time and energy that could be used to regain a new normal and start another version of your life. Even though you are hurt and you may be feeling down ~ stop kicking yourself! Face what has happened. Make the decision to start over again.

In life, friendships change…divorces happen…people move on and others die. Money and jobs will come and go. Live long enough and your health and body will change. It goes with the territory of being human. The fact that you are still here gives you an advantage. Do not look back. Look straight ahead!! Decide to use all of your knowledge, skills, experiences and your life lessons from your mistakes, defeats and setbacks, to start over again. Life changes. You may not have the same life as before, but you can still enjoy your life.