Much has been written about achieving your goals. For the Solo Entrepreneur, pursuing goals can be an even bigger challenge than most. The very independence that appeals to Solo-E’s often leads to an extremely full plate. The weekly 168 hours is not enough to do everything on the list, to say nothing of pursuing goals. Stop for a minute and consider what could be different. Fortsätt läsa
To reach goals, consider this illustration: If you see roadblocks up ahead on a journey you take a diversion. No one in their right mind would just drive on and hit the obstacle head on just hoping they get through!
When you set a goal and if you are going to successfully reach goals, you need to write down a list of potential obstacles you may face. Fortsätt läsa
Have you set goals, personal or business, and failed to achieve them? Here is a crucial question: WHY?
The answer is simple:
Because you did not have a strong enough desire.
Some may argue with that: “But I did set goals with a strong desire and still I didn’t get there!”
Sorry, but the desire was still not strong enough.
This article is about INTENSE desire. In other words a PASSION. Fortsätt läsa
Achieving goals requires persistence. Here’s the proof: In 1915 Ty Cobb set up an amazing baseball record of stealing 96 bases. Seven years later Max Carey set the second-best record with 51 stolen bases.
Was Cobb twice as good as Carey?
Consider this: Cobb made 134 attempts. Carey made 53.
So Carey’s average was much better.
Cobb however made 81 more tries and was rewarded with 44 more stolen bases.
Frank Bettger makes this strong point on page 238 of his fascinating classic: How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling Fortsätt läsa
With goal objectives in mind, consider the organizers of a marathon race. They take time to mark out the course. The way is planned. Otherwise reaching the finish line would be a matter of chance depending on whether a runner just happened to be in the area to see it!
Likewise reaching goal objectives requires planning.
It’s important to identify obstacles and also how to acquire help.
Make a list of possible obstacles and yet another list of knowledge, people or organizations that could help you. Fortsätt läsa
Writing goals describes the act of inscribing on a surface characters or shapes that convey thoughts and ideas in relation to that goal. Why is this mechanical act of writing goals so important in the achievement process?
Also, what is the best way to approach writing goals for maximum effect?
Words are an integral part of the thinking process.
Words convey images, pictures, feelings, emotions to the mind.
Say to yourself silently “STENCH” and then follow it quickly with “FRAGRANCE” and you will be aware of the different reactions those words produce in your mind.
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Knowing yourself is the foundation of self-esteem, self confidence and personal development. Man has been seeking himself since the days of the Oracle of Delphi. “Know yourself” said the Oracle, but she spoke in riddles and the men who had come a long way to get a simple answer from her wise lips went away even more confused.
Yes, it isn’t easy to really understand a human being. And, to understand others, we need first of all to understand ourselves and to gain self-esteem and confidence.
How can we do this? Fortsätt läsa
I began enhancing my personal energy level three months shy of my 40th birthday and after 2 years of struggling with clinically-diagnosed depression. During this same period, I was challenged, immensely by the debilitating effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and being rendered permanently partially disabled as the result of being involved in two car accidents in six days (neither of which was I at fault). I recall an incredible sense of emptiness and a daunting feeling of being completely overwhelmed; especially when trying to figure out which pills went with what ills. Unable to return to the vocation I loved, I received disability payments and simply existed. Most of my time was spent in bed where I eventually became 48 pounds “over-fat.” When dreams and reasons for living are wiped out by the greatest, of the least unexpected, most people priorities typically change. My priorities? Well, they just disappeared. I was defeated physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and knocking on “Financially’s” door. Making the bed was not a priority; it simply went unmade. And when it came down to paying the bills, many went unpaid. One day I was moved enough to actually cultivate the emotion of being “fed up!” During this awakening, I made the decision to reclaim complete responsibility for my life. And I did. Fortsätt läsa
Why is goal setting important? Because without goals you don’t go anywhere!
Whenever you see anything worthwhile being done anywhere, it’s because someone is behind it with a passion, a belief and a goal!
When it comes to your personal life and your business, goal setting can make the difference between mediocrity and excellence and accomplishment.
Much is said about goal setting.
But just how do you set and accomplish goals?
Is there some goal setting formula or strategy that can be employed to increase your chances of success?
Thankfully, YES! Fortsätt läsa
Examine your own personal goals and find methods to achieve your desires with these valuable quotations about setting goals…
“The most important thing about having goals is having one.”
— Geoffrey F. Abert
“It takes a little courage, and a little self-control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. There’s no easy path to glory, There’s no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor game; But it’s prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don’t know when to quit.”
“No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.”
— Bette Davis Fortsätt läsa