I have had the good fortune to have an acquaintance that is a Billionaire, in fact he is on the Forbes 500 list. One of his tweets recently was about Goal Setting. He asked how many of his followers had written goals. I replied that I have done written goals with tasks, milestones with weekly and monthly tracking and done so for many years. His response was “That puts you way, way ahead”, Ken Fisher. I would have to agree with him, the goals I put down in writing happen, the rest are little more that vague wishes. It has made a huge difference in my life, both personally and financially.
I have to credit Brian Tracy for really stimulating me to set written goals. I was listening to his sales audio recordings and he put a strong emphasis on written goals. Thanks Brian.
To loosely Quote Dave Ramsey Kids are impulsive and do what’s fun, Adults delay gratification and do what needs to be done.
During a conversation with Self-Made Multi -Millionaire Xuan Nguyen he quoted an ancient Asian Proverb “The best time to plant an Orchard was 20 years ago, the next best time is NOW.!” Xuan came here as a refugee from Vietnam with little more than the the shirt on his back. He mentions one of his early jobs as being a Social Worker helping other Vietnamese refuges making $12,000 a year. Hard work and setting goals took him to where he is.
All of the Goal Setting Gurus say one thing in common say the best time to start is NOW. Here’s a few guides to get you all started.
Brian Tracy’s guide:
Tips from Tom Hopkins:
I discovered several criteria for setting achievable goals. I’m happy to share them with you here. Your goals must be:
1. Better than your best, but believable. If you can’t even imagine achieving them, you won’t take the steps necessary to do so.
2. Worth committing to. Don’t set a goal for something frivolous just to set a goal. You ARE going to commit time to achieving them so make them worth your time.
3. Clearly defined. Don’t write that you’ll buy a new car with cash. Write out a detailed description of the car including make, model, color, and any other option you want.
4. Vividly imagined. If you can’t close your eyes and see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the object of your goals, keep writing until you can. Be so descriptive that another person could read the description and know exactly what you’re talking about.
5. Ardently desired. It’s about having an intense passion for your goals. You don’t just “want” them. You “have to have” them.
6. In writing.
Set goals for what you want to be, do, and have in your life.
Tom Hopkins at http://www.tomhopkins.com
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