So how is your aim? No, not necessarily with an actual firearm, but with your future. Are you aiming for anything specific or are you wandering through life hoping the outcome is a pleasant one? Someone once said, “Failing to plan is like planning to fail.” Where would you like to be in 5, 10, or even 25 years? Let’s check our aim.
Now I’m an avid gun enthusiast. I grew up in the woods hunting and shooting for recreation. I love to target practice, and I also know there are some principles at work that must be followed. Theses principles also apply in life & leadership.
A – Assessment – Where Are You?
You can’t properly hit the target if you don’t know where you are in relation to it. If you were target shooting with a rifle and a scope, you would need to set your scope according to the distance of the target. This also applies to goals in life. Before you can reach those goals, or targets, you must examine where you currently are in relation to it. Be honest here. It’s easy to try to convince yourself and others that you’re not that far away. Pull the trigger here and you could fail miserably!
I – Investment – What Are You Willing To Pay?
Every target worth hitting in life will cost something. For a skilled marksman, there’s an investment in equipment and time. If you’re not willing to sacrifice something – STAY AT HOME! Invest in what’s important! Your relationships with God, Spouse, Children, close friends, etc., will all require investment. Be willing to pay the price now & enjoy the rewards for eternity!
M – Movement – PULL THE TRIGGER!
Stop thinking someday, somehow, maybe, if….. There come’s a time when you’ve thought and planned long enough. It’s time to move out. Many people spend all there lives planning to do something but never follow through. For years they’ve been talking about something they’re never gonna do. I don’t want to be one of those people. I don’t plan on sitting around telling my grandchildren about all the great plans I had. I want to show them videos and pictures of great adventures!
So how’s your A.I.M.? ASSESS where you are – INVEST in where you want to be and – MOVE!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you!