Hi, I'm Frederic.

Web Developer & Entrepreneur
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Setting Goals

At time, months can seem to go by so fast. And months turn into years quick. We all dreamt of becoming X when younger. That X profession or occupation probably morphed over time. It became something less exciting but much more “realistic”.

A similar thing happens with dreams and aspirations. Most people have some secret aspirations they daydream about from times to times. The problem is they feel so big, so imposing, so far away, out of our reach.

Here’s the thing, every person you look up to didn’t get there by accepting their current reality. They got there by setting their mind on a goal and acting on it. All action towards a goal, even if it seems small, brings you closer to accomplishing it. It makes every action coming after easier. The compounding effect every one of those small steps is difficult to grasp but works wonders over the course of many years.

If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.
Drew Houston

So start now! Pick something you wish to do or become and write it down. Make sure it’s someplace you will see on the daily. Then, take the first step in the general direction of achieving it. However small it may seem, it’ll have a big impact when compounded with all the other steps you’ll take in the weeks, months, and years to come.

That’s it. Stop wishing and start moving by being deliberate about your goals, writing them down, and acting on them.

This post is best enjoyed while listening to Time from Hans Zimmer at very high volume. :P

To break out of character a bit… I am not used to writing those kind of inspirational posts but I do enjoy that kind of content from time to time. So I am trying my hand at it. Sometimes it’s exactly what you need to set yourself back on track ;)