In clear words, Brian Tracy is saying this to me, you and any one who cares to listen about goal setting from his classical book:
- Take charge of your life. Really, no one cares about you or will ever, more than you.
- Clarify your values. What do you esteem so highly?
- Define your purpose or mission. What’s your life’s vision even as an MTN staff or you’re working in Access Bank or in that dry cleaning firm?
- Clarify your belief. What do you believe in? What are your convictions?
- Write down what you want to achieve. Yes. Write down your goals. At this point it should be for 2020.
- Associate with the right people. I’m sure you’ve heard you’re the average of 5 persons you spend your time with.
- Manage your time. Hmmm… If you have the best goals and refuse to align your time with it, you’ll most likely see no result.
- Make a plan of action. Nothing happens until something is done.
- Review and visualize your goals daily. This is the power of visualization. What if you keep your goals on your wardrobe door, where you can see it like I do?
- Do something everyday. Take a step daily about your goals.
- Remain flexible at all time. Yes! This means be ready to learn along the way.
- Persist until you succeed. Goals need patience. Yes, they do.
“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” Brian Tracy
“You will become as large as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration.” James Allen
“The biggest single obstacle to setting goals is “self-limiting beliefs.” Brian Tracy
“We greatly overestimate what we can accomplish in one year. But we greatly underestimate what we can accomplish in five years.” Peter Drucker
“The primary difference between high achievers and low achievers is “action-orientation”. Men and women who accomplish tremendous things in life are intensely action oriented.” Brian Tracy
“Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building.” Stephen Covey
“Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.” William Moulton Marsden
“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Napoleon Hill
“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.” Richard M. DeVos
“No one is better than you and no one is smarter than you. People are just smarter or better in different areas at different times.” Brian Tracy
“Your main job in life is to create the mental equivalent within yourself of what you want to realize and enjoy in your outer world.” Emmet Fox
“Your problem is to bridge the gap between where you are now and the goals you intend to reach.” Earl Nightingale
“If you believe you can do a thing or you believe you cannot, in either case, you are probably right.” Henry Ford
“In our economic system, your income will be determined by three factors: first, what you do; second, how well you do it; and third, the difficulty of replacing you.” Brian Tracy
(I have 14 quotes already… Well, I’ll leave it still…)
- If you knew you have six months to live, how would you spend your last six months on earth? Who would you spend the time with? Where would you go? What would you strive to complete? What would you do more of, or less of?
- Imagine that you have all the inborn abilities to achieve any goal you want, what would you set?
- What kind of mindset has held you back in 2019? What new information or revelation do you need to change it?
- What price will you pay to achieve the goals that are most important to you 2020?
- What would you do if you won a million naira cash, tax free, tomorrow? (Are you doing anything about that same thing now?).
- Do a complete skills analysis on yourself and your work. Where are you good and where do you need to improve?
- With what you know today, what would you not get into again if you could rewind time?
- What one skill, if you developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on your career?
- Who do you need to create relationship with in 2020 to improve my life?
- Where do you need to go to more in 2020 to improve yourself?
- Where do you need to stop going to in 2020?
- Do you have goals for 2020 ready? (If yes, what if you look at it everyday before you go out and before sleeping? If no, what if you write it now?).
Trust me, 2020 will be exciting if you create deliberate goals. And another year will come after 2020. So, don’t allow external pressure control you.
Shield yourself with your goals.
If you need the book, you can get it here.