Reflections. Define your "WHY" then "HOW" will follow
Have you ever heard the saying "Define your WHY, and the HOW will follow"? If you can define WHY you want to do something, such as get your law degree, then you are sure to find out HOW to make it materialize in your life. The strongest WHY is usually emotional. When you want to reach a goal to prove to a disbeliever that you can do it, your WHY is stronger than if "think it is a good idea".
For example, let's say that in high school your are seen as a below average student. This may give you the WHY to study laboriously and excel in college and obtain the satisfaction of proving that you are not the below average student others think you are. In other words, "to prove them wrong". Another example of a strong WHY is when someone says you are overweight and it strikes you so deeply that you vow to find out HOW to take the actions that you need to take and lose the weight. I find it helpful to occasionally stop and reflect on WHY I am pursuing the goals I am pursuing, knowing that WHY is more important than HOW.
Darren LaCroix's Get Paid to Speak by Next Week Program starts off by helping students to define WHY you want to follow the program. Once you have written down the WHY, you refer back to your WHY if you later get so tied up in the minutiae of preparing speeches, writing articles and studying the craft that you seem to lose focus. Again, if the WHY is strong enough, then the HOW comes on its own to help you reach your goals.
Speaking of Darren - It was his birthday yesterday. Read his blog here. If you ask me, it is
Party Time, Party Time, Party Time :)
Determine some WHY's in your life. Write them down. WHY do you want to get a promotion? WHY do you want to finish authoring your book? Why do you want to get your child through college? Remember that the HOW will follow if the WHY is stong enough.