When the road to a goal you made becomes difficult, do you push through to finish or throw in the towel? Ideas matter, but execution is everything. If you can’t execute, you won’t finish what you start.

I have written about goal setting (https://bit.ly/2TjSTEc) and the use of SMART goals (https://bit.ly/2v7u9Hu) before. If you do this it will help you create a roadmap to your goal. It is important to think through your goals and the steps to get there. This will allow you to consider the difficulties you may encounter and ideas to overcome them.

You don’t have to figure out how to do so on your own. Look to others such as mentors and people who may have knowledge about the issues you are encountering. Many people like helping others and will go out of their way to do so for you. It’s a “you don’t know if you don’t ask” situation. Many situations do require a village, or at least one other person.

From the start, keep the end you seek in mind. During your journey towards the goal, what the end is may change, but the idea of finishing doesn’t. And it feels good to finish something, whether it’s cleaning your closet, obtaining a new professional credential or signing up a new customer. Never stop challenging yourself to complete tasks and goals, and learning along the way.