There are people out there that have made it big by some act of nature or fluke, but in most cases when you hear about the 'overnight success story', there was a lot of planning to make it to that one night.
Another key difference is to think goal setting is a passive activity. You just dont write goals down - you EXPECT them to happen and do what it takes to manifest them. There is a fundamental difference expecting and hoping, because if you write them down and arent whole-heartedly determined to do what it takes to make it happen, it wont.
- #1 Mistake most marketers make-
Thinking goal setting is a waste of time, and skipping it. DONT DO THAT! It is probably the missing piece that brought you here in the first place.
Getting goal setting to be a regular part of every day, every week, and every year, is what will make your venture a long-term success.
Write them down and post them where-ever you go, to remind yourself why you're doing the thing you are doing.
For newbies, this step is critical and will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Because if you go rushing into the I.M market without a plan, you'll end up spending $5K before you even realise you have no idea why and what you brought.
Goal setting isnt about improving your golf game - yet. Its simply just getting some fundamentals in place so that you can start you're venture that will be suitable and sustainable for you.
The bottom line is, if you dont know where you're going, you'll never know if you got there.