I can define what a goal is in just 5 words: “A dream with a deadline.”
Goal setting is the single most important life skill that over 97% of people never learn how to do properly.
In Brian Tracy’s book Goals – How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible – he claims that “Less than 3% of adults have clear written goals with plans on how to achieve them.”
The keyword is written. Those who earn most of the money, who are the best athletes and who are the top producers in any type of business have written goals.
They are the 3% Club who can predict and even anticipate their future by creating it.
Sadly, most entrepreneurs resist taking an hour each month write-down their goals. But my experience has taught me that a written goal has 10X the achievement possibility than a goal that just lingers in my mind.
Go to Google and you’ll find hundreds of resources on the goal-setting and goal-achievement. Here are 3 of my of my highest recommendations:
1) Book: Double Your Income Doing What You Love by Raymond Aaron
2) Pictures: Goals achievement images on Google
3) Website: Setting Goals 101 has lots of free resources
If you’ve read this far and you still are resisting writing down your goals or “dreams with deadlines,” then I have one final recommendation for you. It changed my life and I know that it has changed the lives of many of the world’s top business thought leaders.
What I’m talking about is your 101 Goals List. My good friend Jack Canfield writes about it on page 56 of The Success Principles. I encourage to make your own 101 Goals list and here’s a fast, easy and reliable way to get started now.
What To Do Now: Click here to get the 101 Goals Generator which helps your mind start thinking of twelve different categories goal-setting and goal-achievement to focus on.
Categories include: Places to Visit, Skills to Learn, Things to Own, Financial Milestones and Risks to Take, just to name a few. What’s most important is not to list your 101 as fast as possible, but to get started as fast as possible.
I’m interested in reading you 10 goals from your 1o1 Goals List in the Reply section of this post.
Here are 10 of mine:
1) Fly in a hot air balloon with my wife, Aimee – DONE!
2) Travel on an African safari in Tanzania, Africa – DONE THIS JUNE!
3) Become a multi-millionaire – DONE!
4) Have dinner at the White House – not yet :-)
5) Fly in a jet at Mach 2 speed – not yet :-)
6) Speak on stage at the TED conference – not yet :-)
7) Build a family home from ground up – DONE!
8) Host a Teleseminar with over 3,000 listeners – DONE!
9) Do a “house swap” with a family in Barcelona, Spain – not yet :-)
10) Build an online list of over 250,000 subscribers – DONE!
Here’s the thing: I wrote down my 101 Goals in 2006 and I’ve already achieved over of one-third of them!
You can too. But it all starts by writing them down. As my good friend, Glenn Dietzel often says, “Writing is the doing part of thinking.”
Bottom line: Good writing is good thinking.
But don’t just think … get wrtiing. Start writing here (in the Reply section of this blog post) and declare to yourself and the rest of world what you want to accomplish most … go ahead, do it now, please.
Grab your mouse and write down just 10 of your 101 Goals List right now in the Reply section of this blog post (click on the gold box on the upper right – see it?
Do it now while it’s still fresh on your mind because it will just take 5 minutes out of your day, but what you discover will last you a lifetime and help leave your legacy.
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