Follow along with a conversation between myself and my husband:
Me: Baby, I would love to be at the beach!
Hubby: Come on, baby! Let's go!
Me: I don't want to.
Hubby (with a confused look on his face): Didn't you just say that you would like to be at the beach?
Me: Yes, that's what I said.
Hubby: Baby! How are you gonna be at the beach if you don't want to go to the beach?
This conversation may seem a bit farfetched and even a bit nutty. Yet, there are many who suffer like mentality as it pertains to their goals. Allow me to explain. Although I wanted to be at the beach, I didn't want to do what was necessary to get there. I didn't want to go, I simply wanted to be there.
As insane as that may sound, there are those of us who dream about being somewhere, whether relationally, financially, or in our careers yet, we are not willing to go there. For whatever the reason, we are not willing to put in the work to arrive at the goals we have set for ourselves and possible even dreamed of. Just as it was impossible for me to be at the beach without actually going to the beach, it is as impossible to arrive at our goals without the activity it takes to get us there.
In order to arrive at our goals, our desire to do (go) must match our desire to be (arrive). Without an agreement of the will to do (go) and the desire to be (arrive), our goals will remain unaccomplished and our dreams will remain unfulfilled. The very definition of goal, according to Merriam-Webster is the end toward which effort is directed ; and its essential meaning is that which you are trying to achieve or do. In other words, without effort, goals are not achievable
Allow me to encourage you to not only set your goals but to also set a path to achieve them!
"The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started" ___ Dawson Trotman