"The best way to get 1500 hours of flight time...
one hour at a time."
You can achieve the success you desire if you breakdown the challenge into small manageable parts. One step at a time. One flight at a time. If you focus on the 1500 hour requirement you might think it's impossible and never go for it. What about one hour...is that impossible? Of course not. So why not focus on each hour instead? Eventually you will reach your goal.
How do you write a novel, play a song or paint a picture? One page, one note, and one stroke at a time. Eventually you will reach your goal.
The problem with people not achieving success is they give up too soon, or never start because of their perception that it's too difficult. They look at the goal and think it impossible, instead of looking at each step as a mini goal.
I agree with Tom, in The Imperfect Path, that we must not view our success by how direct our path is...life happens. The trick is to not get discouraged and become frustrated and give up if we get off our path. We must create a new new path toward our goal and get moving again.
Success is not your ability to stay on a preset course.
Success is the ability to keep moving toward your goal, especially when you get off course!
You will get off course due to external circumstances. That's life. But not an excuse to give up. Make a new course and get moving again. Focus on the steps along the way. Focus on what's in front of you...one flight at a time, one step at a time...one mogul at a time.
Many years ago I was a very inexperienced skier. Somehow I ended up on top of a mountain with moguls I had never experienced before. (Not to mention my fear of heights.) When I looked at the bottom of the hill (my goal), I became physically shaken.
"How can I get down this mountain without killing myself?"
The slope was far too daunting and far above my experience level. What did I do? I looked at the mogul in front of me...Not the entire mountain. I thought, "That's nothing more than a little hill. I can certainly navigate that."
Thus... I focused "only" on what was in front of me. One mogul at a time. Guess what happened? I reached the bottom of the hill safely. I was able to achieve the goal of survival and ski down a mountain that I should never have been on because I focused only on what was in front of me. One step at a time.
More times than not, the obstacles that get us off track are not external life challenges, they are self-induced. Join me tomorrow and I'll share with you how to achieve success when worry, concern, and stress get in the way of you achieving your goals.
Enjoy the Journey!