Monday, May 21, 2007

Do You Know Where You're Going -- Do You Have Clear Goals?

Let me ask you a question.

What are your goals?

Here's another one. Where are you heading?

Are the actions you are taking right now, today, taking you closer to your goals or further away?

If you are involved in any type of business - whether your own your own business or in your job - you will be very familiar with the notion of setting business goals and objectives. These form the basis of the organization's business plan.

Athletes training for the Olympics are very clear about their goals. All of their training is focused on developing peak performance.

Yet in our personal lives, most people don't bother to bring the discipline of goal setting into their daily lives.

And so what is the result? They're generally not going anywhere. Certainly they're not going anywhere deliberately.

Instead, most people tend to kind of drift along.

That may sound harsh, but it is the truth. And you know it is.

Having clear goals is fundamental to your success in life. It gives you a sense of direction and a frame of reference with which to guide your decisions and actions.

Remember, until it's written down, it's merely an idea. But once you write it down, you have the basis of a plan.

So one of the most astute and rewarding investments you can ever make is the investment of a little bit of time to actually sit down and define your goals for yourself.

What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years? 3 years? 1 year? 6 months? 30 days?
What would you like to accomplish in your financial life? Your family life? Your education? Your interests?

This is your life we are talking about, so wouldn't you agree that these questions are important? Vitally important?

Surprisingly, many people I talk to have never taken the time to clearly define their goals. And so it can be very challenging to become clear about what your goals actually are.

It's your passions from which your primary goals will come. So take time to get in touch with your passions in life. Reconnect with them and then set specific goals for yourself.

Here's a great book that can help you become clear about your passions.

It's called The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny. You Can Buy It From By Clicking Here.

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