An Unusual Technique for Achieving Employment on Cruise Liners
Readers of my Get a Cruise Ship Job! book know that I'm a big believer in writing down goals to accomplish any ambition.
Perhaps like a lot of people, you only make your 'resolutions' at the beginning of a new year. Of course, this is a great way to start the year off on the right track, but most peoples resolutions are along the lines of "lose weight", "quit smoking" or "get fit"...
...And unfortunately by the third week of January, and despite all good intentions, most people I know have drifted right back into their old habits!
But what about actually setting yourself a goal to get a job on a cruise ship and then actually writing it down? Then making a firm commitment to yourself to achieve it? After all, isn't this the reason why you read these tips?
This is exactly what I did when I first decided that I wanted to work on a cruise ship.
In fact, here's the exact goal I wrote back in 1997:
"By April 31st 1998, I will be working onboard a luxurious cruise ship."
I was 20 and the odds were stacked against me. I had no idea how I was going to do it. I knew nothing about cruise lines. I had no 'real' experience in anything and I didn't even know anyone who could help me. And the internet certainly wasn't what it was today!
But I kept my goal with me and thought about it regularly. It took me a lot of wasted time, money and effort, and I had a lot of set-backs. In all honesty, I didn't think I was going to achieve it.
But finally on April 16th 1998, I arrived in Miami ready to begin my first 9-month contract onboard the Carnival "Fascination".
I'd hit my goal with 15 days to spare. And I spent the rest of '98 cruising around the Caribbean, enjoying one of the best years of my life!
You see, by writing down a goal like this, you make a firm commitment to yourself that will keep you focused and prevent you from giving up at the first rejection letter!
The power of goal setting is truly amazing and I still set goals today in both my business and personal life.
So my tip is to write down a goal to be working on a cruise ship, attach a date to it and look at it regularly. This will also help keep you focused whenever you become disheartened.
What will happen if you don't do this?
If you don't set yourself a goal like this, then odds are that you will let another year get away from you. Instead you could have been working onboard a cruise ship, traveling to many exciting and exotic places, meeting new and interesting people and experiencing dozens of amazing life experiences that you'll treasure forever.
Write down your goal for the year and take action. You'll be glad you did!
If you're interested in learning more about how to set and achieve goals, we have added a very special download to WorkOnCruiseShips.com. It's a book called "The Midas Method". It focuses mainly on attracting 'material' goods, but these goal-setting techniques can be used to achieve almost
anything your heart desires - including cruise ship jobs ;-)
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