It's been a week since we talked about how the future is waiting, and we need to go for it, and hopefully you've gone for it (gone for it? went for it?). This week we're shifting the focus. Today we're going to talk about going further.
Let me say this. There is a difference between going farther and going further, and we'll get into that in just a second. If you want a literal grammatical explanation, check this out. But don't worry, we'll talk about it. The difference is subtle but critical, and it's a distinction worth taking a look at. So, let's shift into gear and get moving. It's time to go further.
There's more for you than what you have — taken from fortune cookie eaten on June 28th, 2016. Oh, and 嗨 means "hi" in Chinese and your lucky numbers are 17, 31, and 64.
You don't need JB or a little cookie or anyone else to tell you that there's more in store for your life. I bet you knew that already. Maybe you felt it. I know I do.
I didn't write this post or start this "Go Series" to tell you that there is more in store for your life. I'm writing in an effort to get you to go. Go somewhere or go for something. I like using verbs like "get" and "go" because, in order for us to positively change our lives, we have to do something. So let's jump right into it and go for it!
With school, and often times with life, I have a "get through" mindset. What I mean by that is: if I can just make it through, pass that test, get through the day, finish my work, whatever it is, then I can make it. It keeps me going, it keeps me strong. I believe there is value in setting short-term, achievable goals, and these sorts of goals have power. Maybe you're a long-term goal-setter, but here are a few thoughts I have that just might help you. Or they might help someone else. That's the goal, helping people (I think that's a pretty good goal 😉).
When we set goals of any length, it's important to remember that pushing on towards the finish is worth it, and we can make it. Don't give up, get through.
I'm a really extroverted person. As an extrovert, I have less trouble than most people with getting to know people and making connections. (But extroverts and introverts are both great in their own ways, the world needs both 😉) Connections are vitally important. I hope I can provide some perspective on how important they really are.
Oh, and let me clarify: getting connected is similar, but not the same as getting plugged in. There are subtle differences that I'll get into in just a second, but if you haven't read about getting plugged in, you should 😉. When we get connected, our lives and the lives of those around us become intertwined. Then, we get stronger, forming long-lasting ties. Getting connected makes us stronger, and honestly, it makes life way more fun.