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Are Your Goals Realistic?

Postby Lynn Terry » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:49 am

It is the New Year, and we all have resolutions and goals... and are expecting great things in 2006. But are our goals realistic? Are our resolutions even achievable?

Paul Smithson has just released a new report titled "Setting Goals".

You can download a copy here:
http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/f ... -goals.pdf

This is a very quick read - barely over 10 pages, including worksheets. I read through it over coffee this morning in a few short minutes. Go ahead and download a copy and give it a scan at least. You'll be glad that you did!

In this report, Paul shows us how to turn resolutions into achievable goals. You'll also learn how to have "balanced goals" - and why this is (so!) important.

Enjoy!
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Are Your Goals Realistic?

Postby Tony Williams » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:25 pm

:?:

I was just scanning the different topics and noticed this one. It's amazing how our founder and owner Andre Vatke of Leaders Club hit the nail right on the head with goals.

He said in a few training sessions that very few people talk about goals. Even more have them written down with clear and concise steps to reach them.

Thus, Leaders Club established an ISP (Individualized Success Plan)
http://www.LeadersClub.com/28785/html/m ... s_plan.asp

No matter how long you have been building your business - this plan puts you on a path to reach a 90 day goal.

Long Term Goals are important but they are usually based on unrealistic or bigger goals, such as - I want to retire in 5 years, I want a big house and a fancy car, I want to replace my current income, etc...

Putting your goals down on paper and setting them in 90 day increments puts some pressure on you but it also gives you time to see if your goal is realistically accessible by taking a look after 30 dyas to see you if you are any closer to that 90 day goal.

If you are not, then you need to find out what you need to do, learn, or seek out someone to help.

I've missed my goals a few times but know where and why. As I continually enhance my skills and personal development (something that my ISP pointed out as my weak areas), I get closer to my goals.

I see small successes and improvement being made. This fuels my motivation and keeps me from giving up like so many others have.

Yes there are many challenges and I also have came to terms with that also as the challenges will never go away.

With my goals clearly thought out and written down - I can overcome those challenges and even be prepared to face challenges much easier.

To sum up, my goals are realistic, clear, concise, and achievable.
As long as I personally take step by step actions to reach my goals, I will reach them.

How about you :?:

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Re: Are Your Goals Realistic?

Postby Lynn Terry » Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:33 pm

Tony Williams wrote:He said in a few training sessions that very few people talk about goals. Even more have them written down with clear and concise steps to reach them.


I have often wondered if I should change the title of this forum category (Quest for Success)... or if it just wasnt a popular topic. Interestingly, it's one of the quieter categories here at SSWT, though I had thought it would be one of the more popular.

I would venture to guess that your friend was right about that...

Personally, setting and achieving goals is a part of my daily life. I do have long term goals (detailed and realistic) and I set short-term goals that are the 'steps' to get me there. I'm in my 3rd year of a 10-year plan, and it feels good to achieve small goals along the way... and see myself getting closer and closer to that 'bigger picture'.
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Postby Barry Rice » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:54 am

Without an effective, written definition of success, supported by effective goals, you stand the chance of being in conflict with yourself and achieving nothing substantive.

Sure, you can set goals, achieve some and fail at others, or stop in the middle. However, if your goals do not support your definition of success you may always be in conflict with yourself and deprive yourself of actually living your success.

Society, and today’s educational programs attempt to lead us to believe, and strive for, success measured by money, status symbols, or the elusive “pot of gold” at the end of some distant rainbow. Further, society's value system seems to dictate that unlimited money and/or material 'toys' are the primary evidence of success. Those who have are treated with respect, even reverence. Those who don’t, unfortunately, are most often relegated to social insignificance.

Think about it. If you allow your desires and society's definition of success to overstep your willingness to pay-the-price for achievement, and you fail to achieve it, life may seem without purpose, which is emotionally draining. This is why it is so important to , FIRST, define the elusive word “success” in terms of your life . . . your future.

People who take their definition of success and goals lightly seem to design their actions - if they do any designing at all - after what they think society will think of them. They don’t examine their own wants and needs. The point to remember is that when you design, and accept, your own definition of success, you will not need to concern yourself with the definitions of others.

Defining what success will be in your future of independence is the first - and most important - action step as you are MOVING FORWARD OUT OF THE FOG. All of your subsequent actions must support your definition of success, not conflict with it. The goals you set, the plans you develop, and the actions you take, must be in harmony with your definition of success or you will likely go nowhere and, therefore, remain fog-filled.
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Additional 'food for thought'

Postby Liara Covert » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:40 pm

All the postings thus far offer food for thought. I also invite readers to consider the concept of harmonic wealth creation as part of a guideline for success. This concept has been touched on in books like The Secret. Before you're in a position to plan out which steps you'll take to reach a goal, its useful to recognize that each of us evolves on different levels, at different paces in different areas of our lives. Breaking each phase down incrementally is a fantastic way to isolate different kinds of success and make it happen. You boost your confidence and esteem in small doses which enables you to tackle bigger projects much more effectively. :lol:
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Great Stuff

Postby Tony Williams » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:41 pm

Greetings, 8)

Thank you Barry and Liara for your contribution. I have found myself getting away from my goals many times even though I knew were I wanted to go and how.

As I grow, change, and build a team, I see needs for revamping. Discipline is hard to teach and even harder to hold steadfast when teaching others to overcome challenges and also trying to help them reach their not so clear goals

But it is exciting to do.
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Re: Great Stuff

Postby Lynn Terry » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:02 am

Tony Williams wrote:But it is exciting to do.


Yes it is :D

Well said - I can relate to that.
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Postby TotalLifeSuccess.com » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:00 am

Are my goals realistic!? I sure hope not!

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Postby *Delecia* » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:26 pm

I am a big goal setting person. I make daily goals, weekly goals, and longer term goals. I would venture to say, alot of my goals would be concidered "unrealistic" by most people who are "in the box thinkers"... But'cha gotta have goals! :lol:

It's funny because my dad is a "business / mind set coach" of sorts and we have daily goal setting meetings before starting the work day and he even started teaching a goal setting class at our church.

Anyways... Goals are important!
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Postby Liara Covert » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:47 am

I think one great thing about goals is that they are as changeable as you choose for them to be. As you raise your expectations, or your circumstances change, you have the power to adapt your goals to suit your new needs. At the same time, if you get sick or some other unforseen reason comes up to prevent you frome following your initial timeline, you can revise it without having hard feelings. Goal-setting is all about doing what it takes to get to where you wish to be. The question is, do you know where this is? As you identify it, it will be easiet to get there.
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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:42 am

Liara Covert wrote:Goal-setting is all about doing what it takes to get to where you wish to be.


Great point... I think that many people dont plan long-term, or know exactly what the end result is that they desire. I always try to advise that "money is not the goal" and encourage people to come up with a specific vision of where they intend to be in 5 years, 10 years, etc.
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Postby Barry Rice » Sun May 20, 2007 2:34 pm

Exactly correct about "vision" first. And, always best if "vision" covers all 7 categories of the total living experience, to wit, money, career, family, social, physical, mental (learning new knowledge and skills), and spiritual. When all categories are considered - with vision-supportive goals and action-oriented goal achievement plans - living one's vision becomes almost routine. The EASY part is achieving goals. The HARD part - because of the "I want what I want when I want it" factor - is taking the time to go through the process of developing the vision, setting the goals and developing the plan.
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Big Goals...

Postby Mark P. » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:54 pm

Bob Proctor, a goal setting guru and a teaher of "The Secret" say's that if your goal seems achievable than it certainly is not lofty enough. You must set goals that would seem so big, you would have no idea how to reach it. Just know that you will! :D
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Setting Goals The Importance Of

Postby McCrorie » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:35 am

I have been in business for myself now for over twenty years and I would not have gotten this far and been so successful without having set myself some goals.
Goals give us something to aim for, they are great at helping anyone to become successful in life.
Having said that along with setting goals you should also have a good solid business plan to complement your goals. Without a business plan you have no direction in life.
Goals and a business plan go together like bread and butter, there made for each other.
Dream your dreams set your goals, compile a business plan and just get started is the key to success for me. People often worry too much about failure and procrastinate over meaningless things and never actually get started.
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Postby pilpil » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:23 am

I am a great lover of goals too. Otherwise it is like a ship sailing in the high seas in circles without a compass.
And I have written 'three secrets to achieving your goals' in ezinearticles.



Enjoy.

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