“If you don’t fight for what you love, don’t cry for what you lose.” It’s a popular saying that is relevant for every millennial engineer who has goals, wants to reach their goals, and is currently fighting for their goals.
In this time and age, where everything is a copy of a copy of a copy, it is a constant struggle for millennial engineers to be original and be at the top of their game. With almost every idea already taken, and competition lurking everywhere, it can be easy to lose focus on your goals whatever they may be. Whether it’s a business venture,a promotion, a startup, or maybe an invention, it’s important that you shouldn’t lose motivation and continue to fight for your goals.
Here are some tips that will motivate you to continue fighting for your goals.
List down your goals
How can you reach a goal, if you don’t know what your actual goal is? There are people who definitely know what their goals are, but there are a lot of people who are still trying to discover their ultimate goals in their profession, or even life in general. Listing your goals down, no matter how small or specific, no matter how temporary they may be, will be able to help you focus more on what you are reaching. List it down starting from your ultimate goal (your goal that you “ultimately” won’t change), then your temporary goals, then your short term goals.
Constantly remind yourself of your goals
Once you’ve listed some of your goals, constantly remind yourself of them every time you wake up. You can try various methods like taking some time of the morning when you drink your coffee, to think about your short term and long term goals. You can also try cutting some magazine photos that represent your goals and create a vision board that you hang on your bedroom wall where you can easily see it upon waking up.
Keep and follow a phone schedule
Source: Jilted Generation
In our generation, one of the greatest distractions that destroy our productivity is our “addiction” or constant attention to social media. Yes, it is part of our culture now, but remember: too much of anything can bring negative effects. So set a morning and night restriction for yourself. Personally, I turn off my social media and stay away from them as much as possible from 12am-9am every work day. I chose this time because instead of resting at night, i found myself scrolling and laughing at Facebook videos ‘till 3am, then when I wake up in the morning, the first thing I check are my messages on messenger. I found this unhealthy, and set a rule for myself.
Give time to research
If you have time to research for random stuff on the internet, then you’ll have time to research informative articles, documentaries, and video tutorials that will help you reach your goals. Take advantage of the internet and absorb all the free knowledge you can get!
When in doubt, remind yourself WHY you are fighting for your goals
Doubts will surely come and when it does, remind yourself why you chose these goals in the first place. Hopefully, it will motivate you to do continue to fight for your goals. If due to some circumstances, you realize that one of your goals really isn’t what you want…
Update your goals
You can go to your goal list and update them. I don’t recommend changing your goals too often because it defeats the purpose of creating one. But I also believe that if there is one thing in life that is constant, it is change–and it is something we need to embrace. There are a lot of events in a person’s life that can trigger them to change in different aspects and one of those could be our goals. Go ahead update your temporary goals from time to time, but don’t lose track of your greatest goal and continue to fight to reach it.
Life is too short to do things that don’t matter. Go on, fight for your goals, reach your dreams!