Passionate Colors Newsletter ~ #26 ~ Achieving Goals Managing from Clarity

"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you." ~ Wayne W. Dyer

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For success, decide upon your true dreams and goals and come up with a plan to achieve them. Plan for the worst and expect the best and believe in yourself and your dreams.

In 1998, British adventurer Captain Alan Chambers tried to walk unsupported to the geographic North Pole from Northern Canada. After a number of setbacks that included fuel leakages, battery failures, and blizzards, he failed to reach his goal.

"Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it." ~ Michael Friedsman

Capt. Chambers failed to achieve his goal in 1998, but that didn't stop him. Two years later, he tried again. This time he made the trek of 700 miles across shifting sea ice in 67 days.

"Deep down, I didn't believe (walking unsupported to the North Pole) was impossible," he said. "The 1998 failure inspired me to find out why I'd failed, and that enabled the success of…2000."

"My dream... was to be an eclectic knowledge-gathering person." ~ Martha Stewart

Information is power. To succeed the second time, Capt. Chambers reviewed his past mistakes and gathered as much information about people who likewise attempted the goal. He talked to everyone he could to figure out why someone succeeded or failed.

"Only a fool makes the same mistakes twice," he said.

To gain a clearer vision, he became an eclectic knowledge-gatherer. He researched his goal methodically and understood what he needed to do to succeed. With information, his vision became clearer and his goal was more attainable.

"Put a grain of boldness into everything you do." ~ Baltasar Gracián

The secret ingredient to Capt. Chambers' success was passion-- he was passionate about achieving his goal. Some people thought he was crazy and tried to talk him out of it, but he believed he could do it, and would not let anyone discredit his dream.

If you are passionate about your goals and move with boldness, you will stay committed until you achieve them.

celebrate life!Set your goal and live the PASSIONATE.