Brian Tracy explains what makes a difference in setting goals and actually achieving them.
Decide exactly what you want in every key area of your life.
Start off by Idealizing. Imagine that there are no limitations on what you can be, have or do. Imagine that you have all the time and money, all the friends and contacts, all the education and experience that you need to accomplish any goal you can set for yourself.
Imagine that you could wave a magic wand and make your life perfect in each of the four key areas of life.
If your life was perfect in each area, what would it look like?
1. INCOME – how much do you want to earn this year, next year and five years from today?
2. FAMILY – what kind of a lifestyle do you want to create for yourself and your family?
3. HEALTH – how would your health be different if it was perfect in every way?
4. NET WORTH – how much do you want to save and accumulate in the course of your working lifetime?
Three Goal Method – in less than 30 seconds, write down your three most important goals in life, right
now. Write quickly.
Whatever your answer to this “Quick List Method” way of writing three goals it is probably an accurate
picture of what you really want in life.
2. Write it down.
Your goals must be in writing. They must be clear, specific, detailed and measurable. You must
write out your goals as if you were placing an order for your goal to be manufactured in a factory at a great distance. Make your description clear and detailed in every sense.
Only 3% of adults have written goals, and everyone else works for them.
3.Set a deadline.
Your subconscious mind uses deadlines as “forcing systems” to drive you, consciously and unconsciously toward achieving your goal on schedule. If your goal is big enough, set sub-deadlines.