It is very important to understand that in order to build something worthy, you need a conducive environment of motivated people with life and its blessings. As they say you are the average of five people you are surrounded with. Following the comprehensive chat on the spirit of Entrepreneurship, the second episode of Nasir Ayub’s Program “Beyond Profit” with yet again with Usman Ahmed, the founder of Startup Insider. This time around they spoke about something a little higher in the order of intellect“Goal setting and how to achieve it?” In start of the interview, he talked about the positive correlation of dreams with entrepreneurship and the importance of having a right sense of direction.
Every individual with a goal or an idea to have his or her own business is not necessarily thinking about money or making wealth. Some are looking for recognition and some are simply bored with their jobs and need a professional overhaul. However, direction-less goals are of no use and without a vision effort goes in vain. It is pertinent to understand the importance of direction before you take the first step.
“Sang kat jaty hain jahan barish ki dhar giray”
In his opinion, persistence is the key to unlock the treasure of entrepreneurship and its benefits. It is the defining factor between winners and not-yet-winners. He recommended a book named Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill to learn about persistence. To further his argument, he gave an example of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) of how he was persistent in his objective that even after so many setbacks, his commitment towards his goals remained unmatched through the history of mankind. Following in his footsteps if one is committed to his or her goals then they would not need to worry about failures because failure is it is not permanent but temporary. “Surround yourself with positive people.” We are living in a time of sheer despair and a hopelessness.
Usman advises most ardently not to get stuck in that traffic rather move on. Get rid of this toxicity of negative opinions and believe in you and to achieve that self believe one must be surrounded with the people with positivity and hope. It is very important to understand that in order to build something worthy, you need a conducive environment of motivated people with life and its blessings. As they say you are the average of five people you are surrounded with.
Goal setting is a very tricky subject because if you do a survey in the universities, you will see that more than 80% of the students do not know what they want to achieve in their lives. They are clueless about their objectives and goals and it is quite depressing. Goals should be SMART simply put goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. They should not be vague in terms of the aforementioned variables.
This SMART goals philosophy will help one in understand his or her goals in small chunks and in light of his or her chief aim of life. Goals can be many, and you can prioritize and focus on them accordingly whenever they come up in the course of your lives.
However, the chief aim of your life should be one. There should be one ultimate aim to which you should be driven to and to achieve that aim you should make SMART goals. A small piece of advice for the young startups, focus should be on the long-term goals as well as on the operational daily tasks completion. It is of utmost importance to identify the impact of small changes on the overall business and to complete daily tasks on regular basis.