It’s Never A Straight Line To Accomplish Your Goals

This is a guest post by author Jamell Crouthers

Jamell is a poet and author that started writing at the age of 13. It wasn't until his 30s where he realized that he could utilize his talent to storytell and impact others. He was able to combine poetry and social issues going on in the world into his books. His goal and mantra is to change the world one book at a time. In between writing books, he records podcasts, posts daily blogs weekly, writes short poems and engages on social media. In his spare time, Jamell loves to go running, play basketball, watch sports (basketball, football and baseball). Jamell loves listening to music daily and reading books that will expand his mind.

The title of this blog explains itself, it’s never a straight line to accomplish your goals. When you start the process of doing something, you will automatically think that it’s going to be smooth sailing and you’ll get things done. Then….reality hits you square in your chest and you realize, it’s going to be tougher than you thought.

While I do a lot of work and get a lot accomplished, it doesn’t mean that I’m filled with distractions on a daily basis. The lines always get squiggly somewhere a long the way. Those squiggly lines will consist of various distractions in your life. Work, friends, family, kids (I don’t have any yet), events, errands, chores, household duties, bills, and plenty of other things. The point is, there has to be a point in your mind where you say to yourself, “I have to get things done and I have to organize myself.”

Organizing yourself means doing what has to be done in your day and figuring out the best time for you to get whatever you want to do completed and finished. Whether that consists of waking up a little early in the morning (which I’ll never do because I’m not a morning person), or getting the work done at night when everyone is sleeping (which is what I do mostly).

Those squiggly lines will throw you off track, it will have you going in different directions, the whole works. With discipline and hard work comes the success in anything that you do. You’re not going to love the process all of the time (I dread doing certain things, believe me), but I know that it’s going to benefit me in the long run.

If accomplishing your goals was always a straight line, there would be way more successful people in this world. Some people can handle all of those squiggly lines and get back on track to what needs to be done, their goals and their vision. Don’t be the person that let’s the squiggly lines sidetrack you and keep you from getting to the ultimate goal.

So keep grinding and loving the process in whatever you are doing. Don’t forget you can put in your e-mail and subscribe to my blogs where you’ll get new posts weekly on Fridays. My podcasts are coming soon so get ready!

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

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