How to remind yourself of your goals

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

The Dream

Caesar, the ape that dreamed about creating a modernized empire of apes was the hero of the movie "Rise of the planet of the apes". Caesar was gaining intelligence fast and his dream was getting bigger and bigger.

During bad times, when Caesar was tortured inside his cage, he used to draw a strange symbol on the wall of his cell then keep looking at it. It seemed as if this symbol was giving him some kind of power that allows him to endure the pain.

Later on i discovered that this was not just a meaningless symbol for Caesar but it was actually the summary of all of his dreams simplified in one drawing. This symbol later become the badge of arms of the empire of the apes Caesar later formed.

Why reminding yourself of your goals is not a good idea

Most people do the mistake of trying to remind themselves of their goals without reminding themselves of the reason they are pursuing these goals. Its extremely easy to lose motivation as soon as you become disconnected from your life's purpose and this is why a goal on its own might not help you get motivated.

After all, why bother go through pain or suffering just to reach a certain goal?
But when you realize that summing up all of your goals will let you live your dreams then you will become truly motivated.

In other words, you don't get motivated when you remind yourself of your goals but its your big dream that can really help you work hard, fight the odds and endure pain.

A goal on its own is just a pointless objective that leads nowhere but when its regarded as a part of the big dream you are after you will see everything differently.

How you should remind yourself of your goals

In 2010 i became a dot com millionaire because of that site you are visiting now. Years before it i was fighting eagerly for that dream and when it became true i became extremely happy. (see my book How i did it)

In 2013 i realized that my next big dream is to become a billionaire. Because that goal was big, hard to reach and considered impossible by most people i had to find a way to constantly remind myself of it in order to remain motivated.

Because becoming a millionaire in a short period of time was already considered impossible by my friends before i did it i came up with the following symbol to motivate myself to reach my next goal.

Since then i started putting this symbol everywhere. As a background on my smartphone, on my Ipod, as a cover photo for my Facebook profile and as a silver necklace around my neck carrying the the "II" symbol.

Every time things get rough or i believe i am far from reaching my goals i take a look at the symbol and remember my dreams.

Life can sometimes get really tough, things can go real bad, your goals might seem far or even unreachable and because of all that you need a dream to fight for and a symbol that reminds you of it. This is how you should be reminding yourself of your goals.

I have managed to become a self made millionaire at the age of 28. This didn't happen by chance because i already wrote that goal down five years before i accomplished it. Becoming rich is not about luck, starting big or being intelligent but its all about having certain beliefs about money and life.

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