to plan, set goals, and create action plans to accomplish your goals
is the mark of someone who is truly successful. This skill to set goals
is a life-long endeavor. It is a habit that must be cultivated daily
for a lifetime. This single activity will have the greatest impact on
your life over any other achievement skill.To be disciplined in setting
goals is to sit down with paper and pen and make a list of things you
want to acquire, attract or accomplish in the next several years. Earl
Nightingale said, "The problem with people is not achieving the
goals we set, it is actually the process of setting them in the first
place." We are all goal seeking organisms. Your subconscious mind
will work on the goal you give it until it is accomplished. You must
only set this vast powerful computer in motion by setting the goal.
To achieve a well
rounded, joyous life we need to be working toward our goals.
When it comes to goals the journey is almost better than the
destination. Success was defined by Nightingale as the progressive
realization of a worthy goal. You become successful once you
set the goal and work towards it. Success is not found only
at the attainment level, but also in the striving toward attainment.
You need goals in
all areas of your life. It is not good enough to set your sights
on your business or commission earnings, transaction sides.
You need goals in family, spiritual, physical, financial, and
mental areas of your life. This is the only way to achieve
Organize your goals
in all areas based on priority. Put the most important ones
on the top.
Our overall goal for
our life should be to be a continuous goal setter. We need
to become so focused and clear on what we desire that every
hour and every day we are doing the things that are moving
us in our direction of choice and toward our goals.
Studies have shown
that you will save ten minutes in execution for every minute
that you invest in planning or goal setting. What an incredible
return on your investment of time. How often would you invest
in an investment that you put in a dollar and got ten dollars
Seven Keys of Goal
1. Your goals must
be specific, detailed, and clear. You must invest the time
to put them in written form. There is a direct link between
your writing the goal, seeing it being written, and burning
it into your subconscious mind. The goals you desire must be
specific, not vague. To set a goal to be rich or be happy will
not draw you to it. Well-written goals are like magnets they
will you to your desired result. Your goal must be concrete
and tangible. Highly defined goals are attained fuzzy goals
2.The goals you set
you must be measurable. How can one truly measure happiness?
You have to be able to analyze and evaluate your progress and
your results in a tangible way. Many people have a goal of
being rich. You need to know specifically how much money rich
is. Your need to know the specific time period you want to
achieve it by. Now that’s a goal.
3. The best goals
have deadlines. They have a time by which you need to accomplish
them by. They also have interim steps along the way that can
be monitored. These sub-deadlines or schedules are critical
to success. There are no unrealistic goals; there are merely
4. Goals need to challenge
your to capacity or beyond your current capacity. They will
stretch you and mold you into a new person. Jim Rohn wisely
said, "It’s not the money that makes the millionaire successful;
it’s what he had to become (as a person) to earn a million
dollars." If you took the money away from that millionaire
that millionaire, would make it back twice as fast as before,
because he learned the skill to make it in the first place.
5. Your goals need
to possess congruency with your values and beliefs. You goals
also have to be harmonious with each other. Let me give you
an example, I want to lose 40 pounds, but I also want to eat
Dreyer’s Rocky Road ice cream every night before I go to bed.
One of these goals will need to give way to the other. They
are not congruent with each other. There is no way I can achieve
both at the same time. You can not achieve goals that are actually
6. Your goals must
have balance between your personal life, family, financial,
spiritual, physical, mental, and business goals. Just as a
wheel needs balance to rotate properly; we need balance to
get any where in life.
7. The largest most
difficult goal in life is to define your purpose goal. We all
have one goal that is at the core of our being. Our life moves
to greatness when we decide upon a definite purpose or focus
for our life.
I can speak from personal
experience. When I determined my "core purpose" was
to make meaningful impact in people’s lives for all the people
I come in contact with, my perspective changed dramatically.
My enjoyment of my day to day "work life" increased.
Fortunately for me,
I get to live my "core purpose" daily by helping
people such as yourself reach their fullest potential and joy
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