Whether you’ve set a horsemanship goal to accomplish or a specific objective at work or in your personal life, if you want to reach it, you better be focused.
Each year, when the new class of Academy students arrives at the ranch, Clinton spends the first morning welcoming the horsemen and explaining how the course will run. One of the points he makes to the horsemen is that if they want to graduate the course, they’d better focus and take their time at the ranch seriously.
Here are five tips Clinton recommends practicing to stay on track and succeed when working toward a goal.
- Be passionate.
You have to be passionate about your goal, almost to the point of being obsessed with it. If you’re not, you’ll fold as soon as the going gets tough and you feel uncomfortable.
- Be willing to make sacrifices.
You have to acknowledge what you’re willing to give up in your life in order to find the time you need to focus on working toward your goal. For example, you can’t make the commitment of riding your horse six days a week and also go out with your friends every night.
- Live by a calendar.
Plan out the steps you need to take to reach your goals and when you should achieve them. Having a plan laid out with specific dates will keep you on track.
- Surround yourself with inspiration.
I hang motivational posters and pictures of the people I’m trying to emulate all around my living and working spaces. It serves as a constant reminder to stay focused and on the right path.
- Make little goals that lead to big accomplishments.
Break your goals into manageable steps. It’ll keep you focused and motivated.
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