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We all have dreams but what defines a goal is simply that the dream now has a date attached.
The most common reason for business owners and their businesses to not reach their goals is NOT through a lack of desire but that they simply haven’t defined the goals clearly.
When setting any type of goals, Be SPECIFIC – if YOU don’t fill in the blanks, it will happen anyway; it just may not be the way you’d want!
I think what makes the whole concept of setting goals in the fashion we advocate so compelling to people, is that it requires you to FREE UP your
imagination, to have some serious FUN with it.
Most of the goal setting techniques I’ve heard about take a much more rigid view of how it’s done, for instance “make your goals achievable”. The inference is that it would be foolish to “wish” for something unless you can already see the steps you will take on the journey to achieving it. The trouble with that approach is that most of us don’t really KNOW what we are capable of achieving until we open our minds to the possibilities.
BEGIN with the END in mind, to paraphrase the title of Law No # 5 in my book “Your Right To Be Rich!”.
The Wonderful thing is you don’t NEED to burst a blood vessel ‘MAKING’ it happen; this is about having a ball with your SUBCONSCIOUS mind, which works away for you at an entirely different level! And even more importantly, the mind will accept what you persist in feeding it and go into overdrive in order to make the pictures in it become REALITY! Your mind CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE between what is REAL and what is IMAGINED!
It accepts what you tell it as the truth and sees to it that this is made manifest! How does this happen? It has to do with THOUGHTS being very real forces of ENERGY, which attract ‘like’ forces of energy to themselves.
If your thoughts and your focus is weak and scattered, your outcome will be all over the place too!
Can you relate to this? If you look back over your life at times when you maybe didn’t have a clear direction and purpose…
How did it look? A bit lost… a lack of clarity… and purpose maybe.
One that most people will relate to is New Years Eve. We seem to do the same thing over and over.
We make resolutions for the coming year and get inspired and we feel the determination of this new declaration that this is the year, this year we are going to… and yet nothing seems to happen. Very few of us follow through and see the success we desire.
Why is this? As I already said if your thoughts and your focus is weak and scattered, your outcome will be all over the place too!
So the CLEARER the picture you have, the more SPECIFIC you are with both the vision you have and in the way you articulate your goals, the more exact will be your outcome.
It needs to be SPECIFIC. Form a CLEAR picture in your mind and hold on to it and take the steps necessary to make it happen.
All the best,
Committed to Elevating the Financial Wealth and Wellbeing of Society
Through Entrepreneurial Excellence and Guilty of Conspiracy to Create Capitalism
P.S. If you’ve missed any of my previous Rants, I have them all available
for you to see on my website.
Simply go to www.rebelliousrant.com and enjoy!
Posted on December 18, 2009 - 10:12 PM- Updated on December 18, 2009 - 10:12 PM
I don’t know who figured this gimmick out, but it’s real neat that you get to start a whole new year with a clean, unblemished, untarnished slate. With Christmas around the corner and about a week to go to 2006, it’s time to jettison last year’s disappointments, resentments, frustrations, mistakes, unfulfilled goals and only carry over the good stuff. Whatever’s done is done, committed to history, no point looking back.
When the clock strikes midnight on the 31st of December the starter’s pistol goes off. A whole new 52 weeks are right in front of you. The trick is to make sure you are not lugging any unnecessary baggage and you have the clearest possible picture of what the finishing line looks like at the end of 2006.
So how do you set goals for the New Year?
The first thing I like to do is to reconsider unfinished business and new items on my ‘ugly’ list. The things that still require completion, the things I like least about my business or life, that perpetually seem to bug me, waste my time and get in the way.
I also like to consider my own behaviour. What can I do better, to be better? What do I need to become better at to achieve my goals in 2006? Can’t build a nest without twigs, grass, leaves and superglue. You need to gather the right stuff in order to get the job done. Figure out what stands in your way and quickly, ruthlessly discard ‘it’ decisively.
DISCIPLINE VS A LIFETIME OF REGRET
I don’t know if you follow Aussie Rules or not, but I do. Most of you would be aware that the West Coast Eagles narrowly lost a dower struggle with the Sydney Swans for the flag in 2005. Few would argue that the Eagles were a more talented bunch. Yet my observation is it was the Sydney Swans discipline that enabled them to prevail. The Swans were a more disciplined team playing a more disciplined game. Made me think of General Schwarzkopf quoting Patton – “the difference between a live soldier and a dead soldier is discipline”.
It’s no surprise to me that the most disciplined Inner Circle members are generally the most “successful”. By discipline I mean in part organised in thought and action, prepared and held accountable. Most people are engaged in doing things without a clear picture of what “success” is supposed to be or look like. With no means of holding themselves or others accountable.
You need structure. You need a plan. Try building a house without a clear set of plans and see what happens… a very expensive learning experience.
You behaviour must be congruent to your goals. It’s very important to link goals and behaviour.
Personally, on behalf of everyone at Magnetic Marketing, I hope 2006 is your best year yet!
Posted on December 17, 2005 - 10:16 PM- Updated on December 17, 2005 - 10:16 PM
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