The Secret to Achievement is ….

You could be different from me, and be a total achiever. You decide you want to do something, you figure out the steps, and then you do it. Every time. might be a person who has visions of what they want to accomplish, places you want to travel to,  a fitness level you want to achieve, a language you want to learn but it’s not happening.

I suppose there are ways to achieve that are as successful as there are people who make them work, but there are many people who stall and putter out at the vision stage,  I suspect those people are the majority.

elephantThe accomplishment of big goals is described as “Eating an Elephant” which none of us can do in one sitting (have you seen the size of elephants !, I have a hard time with big plate of spaghetti . )

You achieve the eating of an elephant, and the accomplishment of big goals in small digestible chunks,  this is just an illustration – no elephant recipes to follow, I promise !

The secret to Achievement is……..Starting where you are. Start. Start. Start. Think of anything you want to achieve, there must be a small step you do today. Take that first step, and work on the next small bite tomorrow and keep going.  Write down your starting date, keep track every day you take another “bite” – set a goal of 5 days nonstop progress,  and then keep setting those goals.

journalStart where you are, and keep a written record; huge how both these work together.  Live your life with as few regrets as you can, and count your blessings, often.



There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.   – Buddha

Thanks for reading!


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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2 Responses to The Secret to Achievement is ….

  1. says:

    Hey, pretty good bit of writing today, enjoyed this piece. I too have lofty goals, or at least they seem to be for me, always just beyond my reach. Will have to make another stab at them.   On a completely different note, winter has returned with a vengence. Started raining last evening, quickly turned to snow, they say 15cm coming, probably close to 10 already, warnings are that the snow will keep coming until tomorrow afternoon late, and our winds have already hit the 25km mark, on their way to 40, so a good old prairie blizzard is in our immediate future.   We had one 2 years ago, about this time, and we were 40 hours without power. Do not need that again. We were forced to move into our trailer for the cooking and keeping warm, as the batteries were up, and our little generator could keep them charged.Had a lot of neighbors over for coffee, warm food etc.   Take care, have a good weekend. Ken


  2. True words of widsom, sir!


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