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Why you need to stick to your goals like a postage stamp

Why you need to stick to your goals like a postage stampImage Credit: Supplied

Did you collect stamps in your childhood? Did you find the colorful stamps inspiring? A stamp makes it possible for an envelope to travel to far-flung places and reach its destination. It is so focused that not only does it remain stuck to the envelope until it reaches its destination, it is also difficult to detach from the envelope.

There is a strong significant message in this story. The stamp serves as a metaphor for people who stay committed to their goals. They remain focused until they achieve them and reach their destination. This is the common denominator among successful people.

You should try to be like the postage stamp and focus on where you want to go and what you want to achieve as far as your career is concerned. Strive to stick to your goals, never losing focus on where you are going, no matter the difficulties, failures, mistakes and frustrations that will befall you. Take each day as a challenge to stay positive, and to take everything calmly without complaints.

To break the inertia in your career, it is important to keep on taking small steps irrespective of how insignificant these are. You may consider taking classes related to your field to upgrade your skills and knowledge.

No matter what, keep it a habit to go ahead. The small steps will lead you to liberation, so keep going with an aim. Little by little, enhance your efforts until you reach the point wherein it becomes ''second nature'' to you. This will drive you to perfection.

As Shakespeare said, ''First, we make our habits, then our habits make us.'' Make it a habit to stick to your goals until you achieve them.

Handy Hints:

• Believe in yourself and that you can make things happen

• Develop a passion for every project you are assigned to do

• Focus on the benefits of completing a special task at hand

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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company