Practicing / Living out the 7D’s (Drive, Direction, Do, Discipline, Determination, Dare, Divinity) in Accomplishing Goals

     We all have life goals, whether they be financial, spiritual, or a variety of other things. To achieve these goals, we make all effort possible and give it our all. I’d like to share with you the 7D’s that would enable us to achieve our life goals in today’s value of the week. An early disclaimer: I am aware that everyone has different methods and approaches for accomplishing this; therefore, I am only presenting some ideas that, in some ways, may be helpful to you, but I am not imposing them on you. So let’s get started!

     7D’s or Drive, Direction, Do, Discipline, Determination, Dare, and Divinity are the seven keys we would be focusing on. Let’s start with Drive, Drive is the motivation and desire that fuels us to take action towards our goals. It is what drives us to wake up early, work hard, and persevere even when things get tough. Without drive, we may lack the energy and enthusiasm needed to see our goals through to completion. This can be individuals or things you wanted to acquire and many other things that we know will counter back the negative thought or if sometimes giving up enter our minds. Second, Direction. Come to think of it, the Sailors have a set destination that they need to go to and for them to be able to do this they follow the direction towards that place. And just like us for us to be able to reach our goals we must continue following the direction we have set upon ourselves. As. direction refers to having a clear sense of where we want to go and how we want to get there. It is important to have a roadmap or plan in place that guides our actions and helps us stay on track. Without direction, we may wander aimlessly and never reach our destination.

     Third, Do. It is all about taking action. It is one thing to have a goal and a plan, but it is another thing entirely to actually take the steps needed to make progress. It is important to take action constantly and consistently if we want to see results. Additionally, as the old folks say, the very difficult step to take is the first step. We have to have courage to take action towards our goal. We should not be chickened out just because we are not sure of what will happen. Well, we would not really be able to see the result or end if we would not take the steps towards it. Fourth would be Discipline. Discipline is the ability to control ourselves and follow through with our commitments, even when we don’t feel like it. It is the ability to stay focused and avoid distractions that may derail our progress. Without discipline, we may find it difficult to stick to our goals and make consistent progress. Fifth, Determination. Determination is the grit and resilience needed to keep going even when things get tough. It is the willingness to push through obstacles and setbacks and keep moving forward. Without determination, we may give up at the first sign of resistance. There is no success that does not come with failures and hardships.

     Sixth, Dare. Dare is about stepping out of our comfort zone and taking risks in pursuit of our goals. It is about having the courage to try new things and take on challenges that may seem daunting. Without a willingness to dare, we may miss out on opportunities that could help us achieve our goals. Finally, divinity is about finding meaning and purpose in what we do. It is about recognizing that our goals are not just about personal achievement, but also about making a positive impact on the world around us. When we live out the 7D’s with a sense of divinity, we are able to connect with something greater than ourselves and find fulfillment in our endeavors. 

     Before I end this value of the week I would like to share with you a quotation from Greg Reid, he says, “ A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true”. I am hoping that whatever goals you have in life slowly but surely becomes your reality. The path may be so rocky and full of obstacles but once you reach the finish line everything will be worth it. And I believe that the person within you can overcome every storm that comes your way.

– Rhei Anne Sibayan, IST