So what does a healthy pursuit of your goals actually look like? And when is it time to actually throw in the towel and abandon the dream altogether? Here are some insights to consider:
- Is it a passion or an interest? Being passionate about a goal plays a critical role in sustaining your commitment in difficult seasons. While an interest rises in exciting times and fades in challenging ones.
- Are you willing to sacrifice for an extended period of time to achieve this goal? There are costs involved in achieving a dream. A price must be paid; be it financial or a time burden. The costs must be evaluated numerically before the journey begins.
- Why do you want this? Sounds like a simple question, but many times, most people are so compelled by their passion, that they fail to gain clarity in explaining the goal behind their vision. The problem with that is, it becomes difficult to get the necessary support needed, to bring the dream to life.
- Who is your audience? Is there a market for your product or vision? If so, do you know the facts about your target audience and how you can serve their need(s)? This is where the dotting of i(s) and crossing of t(s) happen.
Being persistent is a valuable trait. It means you have a steadfast commitment to realizing a vision. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and do the unattractive, and even the mundane, to achieve the dream. Yet, before you commit to a journey without guarantees - be sure to count the costs.