5 Reasons Why Your Dreams Are Idle 48

5 Reasons Why Your Dreams Are Idle

This is a guest post by Steven Morkes, one of the developers of Project Planner: Reach Your Goals on Time.

The whole planet would be full of lavishing millionaires, if goals could be achieved so easily.

However, this is not a part of our reality! In order to realize dreams, one must put in some work, showing miraculous persistence, while overcoming a mass of barriers.

There are so many factors which affect the outcome of dreams, that it’s impossible to give magic advice which would work for all situations.

Therefore, if you haven’t reached your goals yet, look at some of the common reasons for it:

1. Lack of planning.

Any dream can come true if you plan it right.

Those who became successful have a thorough plan. They planned daily, and tried to follow the plans.

What they dreamed about, they planned to achieve. And they all have said that success is not spontaneous.

2. Mistakes in planning.

Did you watch the movie with Will Smith, “The Pursuit of Happiness”? It is where Will Smith invests into medical equipment, and then fails to sell it. If he had known the end results, of course, he would have had a different fate.

What’s more, had he talked to the doctors first to make some inquiries, he would have got the info about nobody caring about the medical equipment. Therefore, he would have not invested his last money or his priceless time into a failure.

The more you know, the less mistakes you make.

3. Procrastination.

Plans are worthless if not acted upon.

You have to “do”! Easier said, than done. For it is much more pleasant to watch TV, or go out with friends, than to do something hard and important.

Well, for goals’ sake, you’ll have to change your habits. Daily, trying to do several things, in order to come a step closer to your desires.

4. State of persistence.

John D. Rockefeller said, “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature”.

The road to achieving a big goal is full of barriers and misfortunes. But this isn’t a reason for losing heart. It is, instead, a chance to learn to be unshakeable.

5. Internal restraints.

This just might be the very core of failure. People are afraid to face, expose and test own weaknesses, which come during hardships in pursuit of greatness.

Ask yourself – “What stops me from achieving my goals?” Then, remove that “stop-sign”, and move forward.

In conclusion, I’d like to mention the following. You probably are waiting for me to give you some steps and tips about what I said… What I did see is, people are setting goals. Then, while achieving an objective, they might change directions, substituting them for much bigger goals. I only guess that it is because they realized their potential.

Nonetheless, it is best to have a goal, than to have none at all. Better to waste time for something, rather than for nothing. And that cannot be argued against.

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

You need to do some thinking when setting goals. A goal must be chosen in an area where you are most likely to succeed.

Simply speaking, if you like music and are a good musician, then it is realistic to have dreams that have something to do with music. To find out what you’d love to do in life, write answers to the following three questions:

  1. What were your interests in childhood and adolescent years?
  2. What would you like to do in the future?
  3. What are your most developed skills?

Ponder on these for some time. Things that you are interested in, and areas where you are most gifted, are what will be your most loved thing to do for the rest of your life.

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Data Is Important to Your Business’s Operations: Keep It as Safe as It Is Accessible 4

The Secret to Designing Perfect Landing Pages

Computers have been able to move files between one another since the technology’s very early days. The first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology emerged in 1971. Back then, network administrators only needed to move data from one place to the next; security was not an issue. Furthermore, since the computers were probably in the same room, the data did not have very far to go.

Today, there are many ways to move data efficiently and safely over long distances. MOVEit by ipswitch is a good example. It’s very robust yet also very easy to use. It also has a number of audit trail and compliance features that really make it a useful program.

How do you know for sure whether Moveit or some other program is the right one for your business?

What is Secure File Transfer?

FTP still works very well when there is absolutely no need for security, but these instances are few and far between. Some of today’s most popular file transfer options are:

  • Secure File Transfer Protocol: As the name implies, SFTP is FTP plus encryption. The combination is very fast and prevents network eavesdropping. SCP (Secure Copy) is a closely related protocol.
  • Managed File Transfer: MFT is a much more complex option. In addition to file security, it adds a variety of audit, management, reliability, and other features.
  • Email Encryption: Instead of transferring the file as an attachment, a secure email sends a link. Then, the recipient can download the document from a secure site. Moreover, email encryption enables users to send very large files with little drama.
  • Hosting: Originally, file hosting services supported document collaboration and nothing else. Lately, security features have emerged as well, making network hosting a viable secure file transfer option.

All these methods rely on access control. Typically, that involves a username and password. Depending on the organization’s needs, the access control can be much tighter. Usually, this process involves an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Some File Transfer Features

In its most basic form, secure file transfer relies on command line interfaces. This system is automated and not designed for user interface, so there are very few additional features. On the other hand, command line interfaces are very low-cost and allow organizations to maintain control over file security even if they use cloud providers.

SFTP is still the best option for most businesses, but SFTP by itself often falls short. Consider adding additional features like:

  • Auditing: Sometimes, auditing functions are available as an add-on. But organizations that also have compliance issues in this area, such as those that handle Personal Identifying Information (PII), may be better off with MFT.
  • Scheduling: This need is not as common but it’s still out there. Sometimes, users need to send documents at certain times of the day, usually to avoid bandwidth conflicts. Customers with scheduling needs almost always need MFT, because its systems are very robust.
  • Indirect Transfer: Only MFT allows users to send documents to an intermediary server when then forwards them to the recipients. The user and recipient are isolated from each other, and such transfers are easier to track.

Consider the options carefully before making a decision. Then, go with an established provider who stands by its products.