Author: mike

Create Your Path to Success

What is the secret to realizing your goals?

There are key steps that can ensure one’s success in achieving goals.

In this article, we walk the path together step by step to answer the key questions…

Creating your path to success depends on walking on a firm foundation.

Knowing WHAT you want is only the beginning.

Visualizing what you want and repeating affirmations makes your intentions stronger. Yet, this is not enough. So what IS the secret to realizing your goals?

Let’s walk the path together. As we walk the path step by step, I encourage you to write the answers to these questions:

Step 1:

Where are you now?

What are your strengths, resources, and areas of improvement?

Step 2:

What do you want to achieve?

What is important to you?

Money? Relationships? Having fun? Creating a vibrant body? …Use your imagination to explore.

List everything you want without editing.

Step 3:

What do you REALLY want?

What lights you up and gets you excited?

What is your heart’s desire?

Step 4:

Now explore the risks, obstacles, or challenges that could interfere with achieving these goals.

Notice what is stopping you from having what you want now.

This is the most powerful question to answer because it is how you sabotage yourself from success.

By recognizing the challenges, obstacles or risks and addressing them in your Action Plan, you manage your productive tension to focus on your desired outcome.

What’s Stopping You?

Feelings of unworthiness?

Self-sabotaging mind talk?

Do you dress for success?

How is your love life?

Do you regularly express your love to the significant relationships in your life?

Release negative people from your life

Release self pity – Focus on gratitude instead. Make list of what is good in your life.

Attitude – are you usually upbeat?

Health: attitude, energy, mental clarity, and overall well-being are all linked to good health. Health is supported by

Exercise: Pleasurable forms can include weight lifting, dance, belly dance, Tango, golf, tennis, jogging, walking, cycling, yoga, and many other forms.

Diet: Well balanced diet is best. Studies have shown that excessive protein creates health risks/issues.

Medical exams: Regular checkups help you know where you stand and how to get back on track if necessary.

Spiritual Life: Your spiritual life builds your foundation.

Complacency or “Golden Handcuffs” – When we get too comfortable, we can set ourselves up to fail. If you are at the top, keep your edge and passion by giving yourself new challenges.

Do you have the passion to win or achieve a goal?

Step 5:

Select your favorite goals and write an affirmation for each following this format:

I have/am/achieve specific goal stated in present tense by specific deadline.

State your goals in specific, measurable terms so you can recognize their achievement.

Avoid the use of the words “try, not, don’t, can’t, shouldn’t…” The mind does not hear the “not” and cannot produce results with “try”. An example of an affirmation is “I achieve my monthly financial goal of $$$ easily by the 28th of every month.” Another example of an affirmation is, “This is my LUCKY day!”

Step 6:

Imagine yourself already having your goals accomplished.

What do you see?

What do you hear?

What do you feel?

What do you smell?

What do you taste?

Let yourself BE there now!

Step 7:

Create an Action Plan to achieve your desired results. Be specific about every step required. The goals need to be compelling to be achievable.

Step 8:

Reinforce your goals daily. Create a vision map with YOU in the picture and place it where you can see it daily.

Record your affirmations in your voice and listen to them daily.

Repeat your affirmations morning and night.

Focus on what you desire.

Step 9:

Be Accountable.

Find a coach who you will allow to hold you accountable in a supportive way

Ultimately, accountability is the key to success.

A coach supports you by inspiring pride and self-discipline.

For best results, the coach is someone who has no attachment to the outcome.

The coach walks the path with you — but not for you.

Ultimately, your success depends on your ability to monitor and manage your level of productive tension.

Create Anything You Want With These 7 Secrets To Goal-Setting

There is a right way to set a goal and a wrong way. Take the wrong way and you’ll get nowhere. Take the right way and you’ll hit the target every time.

Why is it that some people set goals and give up on them while others set goals and achieve them with amazing ease?

The answer almost certainly lies in applying the following 7 secrets of goal-setting.

1. Start With Your Strengths.

Although you can base your goals on anything you want, your chances of success are greater if, first, you base them on your strengths and second, on the current opportunities in your field.

To find out your strengths, do some self-research, such as a personal SWOT: your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

2. Put Your Goals In Writing.

Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants, can’ts into cans, dreams into plans and plans into reality.

The act of writing clarifies your goals and provides you with a way to check your progress.

You can even add reasons to give you more motivation. So don’t just think it – ink it!

3. Dream Big.

One of the factors that restricts the realisation of our full potential is the belief that we shouldn’t go for big goals.

Yet all the evidence of those who realize big goals is that we can always achieve far more than we think. David Schwartz says in his book “The Magic of Thinking Big”: “Big goals attract big resources like a magnet.”

4. Pitch Each Goal.

Once you have set your ultimate goal, you then need to set the intermediate goals that will get you where you want.

Don’t pitch these too easily or too ambitiously or they will drop into the Drop Zone.

Aim to make them challenging: out of reach, but not out of sight.

5. Express Them Right.

It’s important to express your goals in the right way.

  • never express your goal in terms of what you don’t want; always in terms of what you do want
  • express your goals in performance terms not reward terms
  • express your goals in terms of how others benefit
  • express your goals according to the principles which matter.

6. Set Goals In Terms of Behavior.

When we set goals for ourselves, they should be expressed in behavioral terms, rather than in terms of status, rewards or position. That’s because behaviour is something within our power, while status, rewards and position are not.

Formulating goals in behavioural terms also means we present a strong positive image of ourselves to our brains. The brain, not knowing the difference between a real or imagined experience, then seeks to act in accordance with the presented image.

7. Pursue Your Goals With Passion.

The driving force behind your goal-achievement is Desire.

You must desire your goals constantly, vividly and with a burning passion. If you do, you cannot fail to achieve them. It was said of Michaelangelo that he could blot out every distraction while working on a project such as the statue of David, until it was completed.

When you pursue your goals with these 7 habits, you’ll be amazed at how quickly they manifest themselves and how much more enjoyable the process becomes.

Create A Goal To Help You To Quit Smoking

This article describes how creating a goal or target can help you to succeed in life. I myself want to be successful in life and have read many books on the subject.

One lesson and something all the successful people I have read about seem to do, is that they are always setting themselves goals for the future.

Setting targets has among other things helped me to quit smoking cigarettes. I hope you enjoy reading my article.

One example I clearly remember from one such book, described a survey that had been carried out for schoolchildren who were in their final year of high school. One hundred people took part in the survey and they were asked to answer a number of questions.

The main question the people who commissioned the survey were interested in was about where the children wanted to be in five years time and what they wanted to be doing, for example in their business life.

Not all children of this age are that mature and in the end there were only five answers which were taken as being a true goal for the future. Five years later these one hundred people were contacted again and were asked to fill in yet another survey.

The results were quite staggering as the five children who had set a goal for the future had a higher combined net worth than the other ninety five added together. Money of course is not everything in life, however for me this showed, that is if you believe everything that you read, that you are more likely to be a success in life if you set yourself a goal.

I then looked at the aspects of my life with which I was not happy with. At that age, I smoked around fifteen cigarettes a day. This was something I quite enjoyed but which I knew was not healthy for me and something which also cost me a lot of money.

I set myself small targets, I would firstly reduce my intake to only ten a day and after two weeks reduce it down to five. I would then try to totally stop smoking after around a month.

This sounded so simple, however proved to be quite difficult. I was determined to stick to my goals and kept thinking of all of the benefits of quitting smoking. I am happy to say I was successful in my quest to stop smoking, even though it did take rather longer than one month.

I have since followed the same pattern in other areas of my life, to help me to lose weight for example. This attitude has helped me no end and I will continue to set myself more goals in the future.

Competition, Jealousy And Goals

Are you a competitive person?

The answer may surprise you! Find out why most people are more competitive than they believe, and how that competitive nature is actually a good thing when it comes to goal setting.

Naturally some of us are more competitive than others, but the vast majority of us have a good degree of competition hardwired into us. If you think you are not competitive in the least, ask yourself: have you ever felt a twinge of desire, jealousy or envy when looking at another person’s accomplishments or lifestyle?

If you said yes, you are competitive otherwise you wouldn’t care what others have.

Now before I offend anyone let me make it clear that I am not equating healthy desire or competition with vulgar jealousy.

There’s a fine line between unhealthy jealousy and a competitive spirit that pushes you towards obtaining the same as another individual has. Let’s break this down into a specific example:

First we have Joe, an average guy that struggles to pay the bills each month. One evening while watching television he catches The Apprentice, sees Donald Trump and starts thinking to himself: “I wish I had what he had. It’s not fair that he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth while I sit here at risk of losing my home.”

Across the town we have Mary, another individual that is barely able to keep up with the bills each month. She is also tuning in to the abovementioned television show, and she’s thinking similar thoughts, though they have a distinct difference: “I wish I had what he had. In fact, I’m going to sign up for a real estate course and learn the business such that years down the road I can match his success.”

In the above examples, both would like to obtain Trump’s status and fortunes, but only one has a realistic shot at actually improving his/her lifestyle. Joe is practicing sheer, unadulterated jealousy, which is an ugly and self-destructive attitude that leads him to rationalizing that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. In his eyes, life just isn’t fair, and there’s nothing he can do about it.

On the flip side, Mary recognizes that Trump is a savvy businessman that has made his fortunes via real estate. Sure, he might have had a head start with the properties inherited by his father, but anyone with enough determination and vision could potentially learn the real estate market and take their own slice of the pie. She is embracing her competitive spirit she wants what Trump has and she’s going to do her best to stake her own claim.

The above examples are highly exaggerated and quite frankly unrealistic for most of us as much as we’d like to become a billionaire, it’s just not going to be in the cards. But that isn’t to say we cannot become very wealthy and even hit millionaire status if that is our goal all it takes is a lot of hard work, determination and a healthy sense of competition.

Most of us would like something that another person has, and while religions and society have trained us to reject such feelings, they aren’t inherently bad.

If you allow your desires to turn into jealousy and envy then yes, you are walking down a bitter and self-destructive path, but if you instead convert your desires into an honest plan to match their achievements then you’re embracing your competitive spirit.

So reach for your desires. Embrace and nurture your inner competitive spirit such that it bubbles up and guides your actions each and every day. Competition is a wonderful motivator, and few of the world’s “elite” businessmen and individuals would have accomplished their goals and achievements without a strong competitive spirit..

Combining the Mind and Effective Goal-Setting

You need goals in your life in order to achieve your dreams and have the success you desire. Many of us spend our lives without any definite purpose, simply drifting from place to place. Setting goals help us to focus our lives and to advance confidently in a definite direction.

Believe it or not, but intelligence really has nothing to do with success and financial acumen but goal-setting does!

Set goals, follow them and achieve the success you deserve!

Goals are of vital importance in our lives.Many of us spend our lives without any definite purpose, simply drifting from place to place. Setting goals help us to focus our lives and to advance confidently in a definite direction. Without them, I don’t think our lives can truly be complete.

If you are looking for proof of the importance of goals, you need not look any farther than two pivotal studies on success and goal-setting, one completed by Yale University and the other by Dr. Lewis Terman of Stanford University.

In the first study, Yale University kept track of their graduates during a 20 year period and found that the 3% who set goals were worth more financially than the entire 97% of the students who did not!

In the second study, Dr. Terman of Stanford conducted a study of 1,528 students all with IQ’s above the genius level. His study found that intelligence had nothing to do with success and financial acumen but that goal-setting did!

So now we know that goal-setting is vitally important to our success, but how do we do it?

I first recommend that you take a day or two (longer if needed) to spend some time meditating about your passions in life. Start to make a list. Some wise men recommend that you try to write down 100 goals for your life.

Lou Holtz, the tremendously successful football coach at Notre Dame and more recently at the University of South Carolina, said that while still in his teens he wrote down over 100 goals for his life (one of which was to coach a college football team to a National Championship – which he did).

A few years ago at about the age of 60, Coach Holtz had achieved every single goal he had written down. So he had to write another 100 goals and I’m sure he’ll get those before long too!

I recommend that you try to write 100, write them out and break them out into long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals. You can write your own definition of the time periods involved, but I would recommend that short-term is up to 5 years from now, mid-term is 5 to 15 years from now, and long-term is 15+ years.

Now that you have goals, you need to start taking advantage of them! This is where most would-be goal-setters fail. Anyone can write a goal, but I’d wager that if you asked 10 goal-setters what their short-term goals were after a week of setting those goals, that 9 out of 10 would not be able to answer!

You need goals in your life in order to achieve your dreams and have the success you desire. But just as important is a system for keeping your goals constantly in your mind. We’re back to using affirmations and mind-imagery!

After you’ve written out your 100 goals, take all of them and write them in the form of 100 affirmations. Example, if your goal is to earn enough money to take your wife on a second honeymoon to the Caribbean, then you could write: “I am enjoying the company of my wife in the Caribbean sun by January 1, 2009 with the money that I gladly save and invest for my benefit!”

Then, follow the advice of Rod Moore of Self Management Systems who said: “Each morning, the first thing you should do is spend 5 – 10 minutes and invest it in programming your mind to go get the goals you have set for yourself.

By doing so, you are imprinting or programming your mind each day to focus on what you want. By doing this consistently your sub-conscious mind will begin to manifest your desires into your life.”

What I’ve found works best for me is to review my short-term goals daily, and then once a week review the mid-term and long-term goals making adjustments as necessary to the term of specific goals. I find that this keeps me focused on achieving the goals with the shorter term without forgetting about the goals on the horizon.

I want you to be tremendously successful and I believe that you will be with the techniques and exercises that we’ve discussed. Be a goal-setter, but don’t just set them and walk away. Set them and follow them and achieve the success you deserve!

Climb and Summit Mt. Goals

Climb and Summit Mt. Goals

Are you trying to reach a goal that feels like a large mountain to climb?

Climbing a mountain is much easier than one would think. You start at the bottom, you progress towards base camp, you hit the middle of the mountain, and then you reach the summit.

As climbers ascend, they come into contact with different elements such as thinner air and colder temperatures. If they climb the mountain too quickly, they will not be used to the new environment, and they will be out of their comfort zone.

The same principle holds true for those of you who are climbing your own mountains, and striving for goals. As you climb higher to reach your goals, you will experience a different feeling.

You may feel anxious, like the mountaineer feels at the bottom of the mountain, knowing that his journey has only begun.

You may feel overwhelmed like the mountaineer who is at base camp, knowing that he has many steps to climb. You may feel excited, like the mountaineer who has just hit the middle of the mountain, knowing that the peak is within reach.

You may feel proud of yourself, like the mountaineer who has reached the summit, knowing that he obtained his goal.

So, How Can You Climb The Mountain To Your Goals?

  1. Start at the bottom – establish what your goals are.
  • Write down your goals.
  • Avoid generalizations such as I want to be happy or I want to be rich. WHAT would make you happy or WHAT would make you rich?
  • If you want to be happy, write down how you will accomplish this. Will you take up a new hobby? Will you go back to school? Will you spend more time with friends or family? The more specific you can be, the better your chances of achieving your goal.
  • If you want to make more money, list details such as wanting to increase your income by 10% next year.
  1. Climb to Base Camp – devise a plan to obtain your goals.
  • Set a specific time period in which you want to obtain your goals – not just someday because someday leads to a town of somewhere.
  • If you want to earn a degree, knowing how long the program is and how many courses you need to take each semester is a great start.
  1. Take steps to reach your goals
  • What steps would you take to earn a degree?
  • Perhaps taking one to two classes to begin with would give you a good idea of what to expect.
  • Knowing what courses are offered indicates if the program is for you or if the classes you would be taking would interest you.
  1. Achieve your goals – reward yourself!
  •  Once you’ve earned (or achieved) your goals, be good to yourself. You’ve earned it!!!
  •  If there’s something that you’ve always wanted to do or wanted to buy, do it now!!
  •  Be proud that you achieved your goals. This is quite an accomplishment.

Just like climbing a mountain, realizing goals will not happen in one day. But, you can realize them over time. Although your summit may seem too high to climb at the moment, know that starting will be the hard part, and reaching the summit will be your reward.

Action Achieves Goals

It is very easy and a lot of fun to talk about dreams and goals and a great future.

Achieving these dreams is not so easy as all wise people know. We need to build our dreams on the solid ground of action rather than the shifting sands of talk. The Red Indians of America know how to summarize great truths in a few choice words.

In the perceptive western, “Broken Arrow”, Cochise, the wise Apache chief, scolds the wise American scout, acted by James Stewart:

“To talk of peace is easy; to live it is not easy. Are you a child that you thought peace would come easy?”

The Italians also have a way with words. Garibaldi, the great Italian soldier and patriot said much the same thing:

“Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.”

Talk is easy. Planning is easy. Making promises is easy.

Doing what we say is the difficult part. Carrying out our plans is not easy. Keeping our promises is the hard part.

Recently, a top instructor in my martial art, Choikwangdo, which is based in Atlanta Georgia, spoke about how some UK instructors go to Atlanta and are so inspired that they are totally gung-ho and ready to take on the world. By the time they get back to the UK and it is pouring with rain some of the inspiration has departed!

This happens at most seminars where a great dream is promoted. Every one leaves charged up and ready to achieve their dream but unless they take action immediately and regularly the dream will soon die. Talk is cheap!

I am old enough to remember the Charles Atlas’ promise. Buy his course and the next time the bully kicks sand in your face you will be ready! Many bought his course but how many practiced what he taught? The bully was still kicking sand in many faces!

We can excuse children for giving up when they discover that something is not easy and might even involve some hard and boring work.

An adult should know better and should think carefully before making any promises that involve hard graft.

On the other hand, promises can be useful as motivation to get on with doing what we promise. It is also fun to do things which we have not promised to do.

Businessmen and women who give their customers more than they have promised usually retain those customers for life. Many internet gurus sell their products together with a huge pile of bonuses.

Then they deliver more. Even after you have bought their product and downloaded the bonuses, they will send an email with more bonuses just to thank you for buying their product. These gurus know how to create lifetime good will.

“For each day of peace we will pile one stone upon another,” said Cochise.

The great chief knew the value of living day by day and the value keeping score and the value of celebrating each daily victory.

Proponents of the power of affirmation and visualization suggest celebrating in advance of the victory.

This could encourage the universe to create events which are in tune with the celebration and create a confidence in ourselves that will allow us to make full use of all our powers to help us achieve our goals.

In the end Cochise achieved peace. He knew what it would take.

It was Geronimo who continued the war.

Achieving Your Goal

Most marathons provide more than their fair share of heroes and heroines who provide great examples. The London Marathon in April 2005 provided one or two especially heroic examples.

The competitors have much to teach about achieving goals.

On Sunday 17th April 2005, Paula Radcliffe was running in the London Marathon and had to stop for a call of nature. Instead of running off the course and possibly losing the race, she decided to answer the call close to a drinks table at the side of the road.

She knew that this might well be filmed and broadcast to millions but was determined not to stop for longer than necessary. I am more impressed by her answering the call of nature in public than by the fact that she won the marathon.

Her priority was to win and not to save herself embarrassment. Her sheer guts and determination have never been more obvious.

Some really ignorant person wrote in to complain that Paula’s behavior was disgusting. She clearly had no idea what running a marathon can do to your body. The organiser offered the critic a place in next year’s marathon to provide a chance to find out!

Paula stopped 5 miles from the end of the race and squatted on the ground. She had endured stomach cramps for several miles before that and was losing 10 seconds every time her stomach cramped up.

Later, after she had won the Flora London Marathon in 2hrs 17 min 42 sec, a world record for a women-only race, she apologized for having to relieve herself in the street. She was embarrassed but was also smiling because she had achieved her goal of winning the race.

She commented: “I’ve got to apologize to the nation for having to stop but I was losing 10 seconds every time my stomach cramped up. I didn’t know how far I was ahead but I felt I just had to stop.”

In fact, Paula had more than a two-minute lead over Constantina Dita, of Romania. Paula had joked about finding one of the 950 Portaloos. “That would have been OK but I would probably have had to fight my way through the crowd and then sign a couple of autographs on the way out.” That could have taken at least two minutes and stopped her achieving her goal.

“I was annoyed because I was feeling good and looking forward to running faster in the second half of the race,” she said. “But my stomach got so bad I thought, why not stop, and then I would be able to concentrate on running properly again.”

In 1985, another top runner had felt compelled to take a toilet stop in London. Steve Jones relieved himself behind a sentry box at the Tower of London before going on to beat Charlie Spedding in the 1985 race.

However, he at least had some decent cover available and so I would not rate him in the same class as Paula!

Paula’s mind was focused firmly on the goal of winning:

“The main thing was to win the race – when you are in a race all you think about is getting to the line first and that’s what I had to do. Everyone is paranoid about it. You try to eat as plain food as possible but you can’t get much plainer than plain pasta. It’s the first time it has happened to me in a race.”

The organizer tried to shed light on the loo situation: “We had every single Portaloo in the country around the start, finish and along the way. The route is lined with houses and pubs so for the average person it’s not going to be a problem but there is no way that’s an answer for someone running at the speed of Paula.”

Paula’s call of nature has provided the world with an inspiring example of the kind of determination that might be necessary to achieve a big goal.

Clare Forbes, 10 years younger than Paula at the age of 21, provided another example of ferocious determination. She took 19 hrs and 10 mins together with a 3 hour break to cross the finishing line.

She was moving on artificial legs. 4 years ago she had suffered from meningitis. It was uncertain whether she would ever walk again.

She entered the marathon on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to raise money to help sufferers. She must also have inspired many other people with artificial limbs to realize what can be achieved with courage and determination.

Achieving Impossible Goals

Any one who has a goal or plan which is slightly out of the ordinary is likely to be given advice by a panel of ‘experts’. They may well tell you that what you are planning is impossible, dangerous and even ridiculous. In some cases they could be right but quite often they are not. The article tries to assess how much respect we should give to the experts.

“If the world were to blow itself up the last thing you would hear would be the voice of an expert saying it can’t be done.” –Peter Ustinov

Don’t pay too much attention to the experts. They told the Beatles that the time for a guitar group had passed! At least one of them, Paul McCartney, is still going strong. He played at half-time at the Super bowl in 2005. Not bad for someone whose time had passed.

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21. He was given two years to live. He went on to get married and have three children and became one of the greatest theoretical physicists that the world has ever known.

He is now Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge – the position once held by Sir Isaac Newton. At least 40 years have passed since he was supposed to have died.

Recently in the UK some mothers have been released from jail. They had spent years of sheer hell in prison for allegedly killing their own children.

The evidence against them provided by a leading ‘expert’ has been shown to be faulty. They are now free but their lives have probably been destroyed irreparably.

The expert has not even been sacked from his job.

The experts probably told Sir Ranulph Fiennes that running 7 marathons in 7 days soon after a massive heart attack was not a good idea. He did it anyway.

Sir Ranulph, who was described as the world’s greatest explorer in 1984 in the Guinness book of records, has the self-confidence to ignore the experts.

Sir Ranulph now plans to climb Everest by the difficult route. The experts are probably not bothering to tell him that a man with a heart condition should not try to pass the ‘death zone’ on Everest where oxygen is in short supply.

Sir Ranulph is not too concerned. He believes that, If you plan meticulously and take the right person and the best kit and accept the fact that luck is an element, you will do alright.

Recently Anthony Smith, a 78 year old UK pensioner, has asked for three volunteers over the age of 65, to accompany him on a raft made of gas pipes across the Atlantic.

Two of the gas pipes will be sealed full of air to provide buoyancy and the others will be filled with water for drinking and washing.

A woman of 24 volunteered for the voyage, despite the request for male applicants over 65. Her application was reluctantly rejected.

Anthony may or may not succeed but he has probably already had a boat load of experts telling him not to set sail. I have a feeling they may be right in this case!

I, for one, will not be volunteering to accompany him. Like Nelson, I suffer badly from sea sickness and can’t swim too well!

An expert told me, many years ago, that I was making a fuss after I had a minor operation on my toe. I was in severe pain for two or three days. My mother did not believe the expert’s assessment and eventually removed the bandage. My toe was black with gangrene.

The bandage, put on by another ‘expert’, had been too tight. I could have lost both my leg and my life if my mother had paid too much respect to the experts.

Frank Garon, the internet guru and philosopher, makes the key point that there are more than enough experts and critics to go around. We don’t need to become our own critic.

“The rest of the world will do the job, of trying to shoot you down, for you. You don’t need to do it yourself. You have to be your own cheerleader and your own biggest fan. Not your biggest enemy, and my fear is that maybe you don’t cheer yourself on enough or give yourself enough credit or enough of a chance.”

Obviously one should at least listen to the experts. Many of them do know what they are doing and could save your life or your money.

After all, an expert, Dr. Mike Stroud, accompanied Ranulph Fiennes on his marathon runs and great polar expeditions.

However, we should not automatically assume that experts are always right. Some of them are spectacularly wrong.

Achieve Your Vital Career Goals . Record Clear Goals and Follow the 15 Easy Steps to Career Success.

Remember that your career goals are most important to you and your success. By setting career goals you are on the road to obtaining your ultimate success.

By recording clear goals and following the 15 steps outlines you will focus your hard won efforts and maximize your winnings

Career Goal Setting involves recording clear objectives and the actions required to achieve them.  The main reason people do not achieve goals is that they do not set any

To begin with.  Use the following steps to focus your efforts and maximize your goal achievements.  You can also use this process to set or team or group goals.

1) Define your goals clearly in writing.  Writing down your goals increases the likelihood of achieving your chosen goals by at least 75 %.    It increases your sense of commitment, clarifies required steps in the achievement process, and helps you remember important details.

2) Identify and focus on the benefits to you as well as others of achieving your goals.  This is a most strong important motivator.

3) Define the purpose of your goals. Link your goals to a practical, specific purpose.  To boost your own motivation, base your goals on inspiration, not just on simple logic.

4) Identify your supportive forces.  Examples of supportive forces include instructors, books, training people who encourage you to persevere, skilled coaches or mentors , and printed as well as online research materials

5) Develop an action plan, set deadlines and act.  Establish sub goals. Divide each main goal into logical progressive steps.  Set deadlines for completing each step, and complete the steps on time.

6) Establish priorities.  Take action in order of priority.

7) Make a public commitment. If appropriate, share your goals with someone who encourages you to go the extra mile.  This will increase your sense of responsibility.

8)Be realistic about limitations.  Do not set a short term goal to get a job requiring more education.  Set separate goals to get an education, take an interim job, and then reach the ultimate goal.

9)Use positive self talk and affirmation statements.  Do this each and every day. As often as humanely possible. Do them compulsively as if you were a Moslem completing his 3 daily prayer routines.  Write down your statements and post them prominently in your bedroom, on your fridge and so that you can see them in the mirror in your car.

10)Use positive visualization.  This more than boosts goal achievement

11)Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice new skills regularly.  Get additional information, training, coaching and feedback on your progress.

12) Evaluate and revise goals as necessary.  Evaluate your ongoing progress. Experiment from time to time with new methods especially if you are not getting the results you want.  But most importantly remember to be patient.  Rome was not built in a day.  However if necessary you may want to revise your goals.

13) Persevere. Stay the course until you succeed.

14) Reward Yourself. Rewards are excellent motivators. As you make progress toward your goals, do something nice for yourself that you enjoy.

15) Record progress on your goals.  As simplistic as it seems, al long series of check marks on a calendar or a wall chart may actually, motivate you by providing a vital sense of accomplishment. Do not let missing an occasional daily goal deter you, however. Keep focusing on your ultimate chosen goals.

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