Lately I've been very ambitious in my life goals. I often reflect on life goals, and how I plan to achieve each one. When I'm unsure how to achieve a goal, I would imagine I already achieved that goal, and work my way back through history as if shifting through memories. If this is a new technique to you, and you have a huge goal you want to achieve, try it.
What I've learned through sorting through many ambitions is.... frankly, I have a lot of ambitions. I'm capable of doing a lot of things, and have lots of ideas on what I can do to improve or accomplish these things. At the same time, however, I am faced with the question of where do I focus my time?
Everyone is given 24 hours in a day.
What will you do with your 24 hours?
Certainly, you could try to achieve ALL of your goals, but if you're like me you come up with dozens of achievable projects and goals every day. It's just not possible to complete all your goals or big ideas, so what can you do? Prioritize. Really sit and organize the importance of each of these tasks you're setting up for yourself. Not only that, but actually analyze which of these goals are legit GOOD ideas and which ones could be scrapped. Often times your first idea is not the best, and it's important to filter through before getting too ambitious and tackling them all head-on. Once you have those numbers knocked down to a do-able amount, prioritize again. Which should take most importance, and which can wait or be cleverly intersected in another goal later on. After that, there's only one thing left to do: listen to Shia LaBeuf and just do it.
I'm serious. Find what keeps you motivated, and follow that ambition to the end. You will likely tackle your goal thinking it's the best thing in the world, then it's the stupidest idea you've ever had, and so forth. Don't give up, and keep on at it.
What ambitions do you have? Leave me a comment below.