How does timing affect our success and the potential to reach our goals?
Lucille Khornak Gallery presents: “Portraits of Iconic Designers,” an exhibit by Lucille Khornak. Photo by Lucille Khornak.
Often times, when talking about the power of luck, people tend to reflect on moments they found themselves in the right place, with the right people, and at just the right time. They connect theories of chance with purpose or intent, and share how the perfect remedy of events led to some of the most important and impactful experiences of their lives. For me, getting the time just right is simply being as prepared as possible when you are taking steps toward your goals. Your goals may be big or small, continually changing or steadfast, but the more focused you are on those goals, the greater your chances of achieving them can become.
Lucille Khornak Gallery Presents: “Reconstructed Abstracts,” an exhibit by Elliot Gordon. Photo by Lucille Khornak.
What does it look like to stay focused on your goals? Toria Sheffield at Bustle shared an interesting take on it-- staying motivated.
“...knowing how to stay motivated is so incredibly important when it comes to getting what we want in the long term. And in a world with more distractions than ever before — from non-stop web access to constant texting — it can be all the harder to stay focused and not just give in to what's easier in the moment.”
You’ve got to know what you’re going for, and stay the course. Motivation and persistence will get you to the right time for the right thing to happen, however, having the right skills will also play into the equation. How do I infer that? It’s simple. When we sharpen the skills needed to achieve our goals, we prepare ourselves for the moment we have the opportunity to put those skills to use in the best of ways.
Lucille Khornak Gallery presents “Human Minds, Furry Faces,” an exhibit by Bruna Valls. Photo by Lucille Khornak.
Think of it this way- an artist can only reach the completion of their work by staying focused through the process, and remaining fully dedicated to their goal. When an artist sets out to create a painting, they must be familiar with the type of paint they want to use, and they must also know how to work the right colors into the painting. Sometimes it might be hard, there may be distractions along the way, and it might take longer than expected, but when the opportunity comes to present their work at an art gallery, they’ll only be ready if they stayed the course, kept their motivation, and trusted the process.
Photo by Lucille Khornak.
Maybe you have a goal that seems difficult or even impossible to reach. You must keep going. I know that at times it can be difficult and sometimes discouraging, and you think maybe you should change directions, however, you must continue to move forward and keep that focused end result in your mind. Making small steps towards your goal on a daily basis can keep you accountable to yourself or if you are lucky enough to share your goal with a friend or a partner, that can also help keep you accountable and on track. With that said, you must also stay relaxed and positive when thinking about your end result. Know in your heart that it will happen at the right time. Be prepared. The right time will happen and if you are prepared with your skills the final step will be to take action when it appears.