Speare Blog posted on Apr 20 2018 6:53PM

Take Aim at Your Target

Have you picked a target to take aim at today? This is the first question that you should be asking yourself each day. It's what helps point you in the right direction and helps to keep you from being sidetracked.

Zig Ziglar said, "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time."

Targets of great #achievement are like stars in the vast space of life's ordinary #accomplishments. They're not easy to hit unless you take aim at them. They can be achieved by anyone willing to pick one. But if you don't pick one, you'll end up hitting nothing.

You can make one up if you want and take aim at it and hit it dead on if you stay on target by accomplishing smaller daily goals that build up over time to reach those heights. Here's an example.

A goal of writing one million words can be achieved in 10 years by writing 275 words per day. That's just a little more than a 17 word sentence per waking hour. In that time, you could write ten 100,000 word novels or thirty 30,000 word "self-help" books. Or you could write 3,636 short posts like this one.

There aren't a lot of people who can lay claim to this achievement even though it doesn't take that much time out of one's day to do. And out of all that writing, who knows... you might even have a best seller or two. At the very least, you'd have developed an amazing habit and have something to show for it.