Are you setting goals?

by CDawson Banned
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Have you ever noticed that it feels great when you get a lot of work done in a small amount of time? I've recently noticed that having a checklist or some set of goals for the day really helps in getting the work done rather than goofing around on facebook or reading on the forums. Most of us that have seen success know that it takes work to see results, so why not have a plan to see results as quickly as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Ferreira
    It's harder to get things done when you don't have anyone bossing you around. I've also found out that when I write down what I want to do for the day and cross things from the list as I go. I usually get more stuff done.
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    • Profile picture of the author jcoxpgh
      I use remember the milk and add everything i have to do. Before I start I tag five items and focus on those five tasks. I keep repeating the process till everything is done or i've ran out of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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      Originally Posted by Pedro Ferreira View Post

      It's harder to get things done when you don't have anyone bossing you around. I've also found out that when I write down what I want to do for the day and cross things from the list as I go. I usually get more stuff done.
      It might be harder but isn't it more enjoyable not being bossed around and being able to work at your own pace.
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      • Profile picture of the author Pedro Ferreira
        Originally Posted by CDawson View Post

        It might be harder but isn't it more enjoyable not being bossed around and being able to work at your own pace.
        For sure Wouldn't have it any other way...
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    I do set goals for myself every day. Because when you can cross off something that you did on your goal list, it does feel great. I try to have goals in every aspect of my life. I feel that that is important. I make goals for my work, my personal life, my family, everything.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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      Originally Posted by Heart Cardio View Post

      I do set goals for myself every day. Because when you can cross off something that you did on your goal list, it does feel great. I try to have goals in every aspect of my life. I feel that that is important. I make goals for my work, my personal life, my family, everything.
      Yes, goals can help you get places in life not just making money on the internet (not saying you shouldn't always have a goal for it). Sometimes it's hard to get motivated but once you do it's all worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
      Originally Posted by Heart Cardio View Post

      I do set goals for myself every day. Because when you can cross off something that you did on your goal list, it does feel great. I try to have goals in every aspect of my life. I feel that that is important. I make goals for my work, my personal life, my family, everything.
      Have to agree this is the only way to go. Setting goals is like getting a road map. You know where your journey will start and you know where it will end. I see people who never set themselves goals and wonder why they don't achieve. Setting goals and taking action are the KEYS to success
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    I don't post in here as much as I use too but there is power in setting goals. I do weekly goals and I make them public.

    Every week I write a blog post letting people know if I achieved the goal or did not. Then I go back a few weeks and see the bigger picture. The progress I've made week after week.

    Its powerful stuff you guys and I suggest you all do the same

    - Isaiah J
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  • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
    I am always settings goals. The trick is to set the right amount. Too many and nothing gets done. Too few and life gets boring and too narrow
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  • Profile picture of the author LexiB
    I like to refer to them as "targets" instead of goals. When you miss a goal, it sucks. When you miss a target, if it's small enough, you still win. It's basically the same thing with a different mindset.

    My grandfather was a competitive shooter back in the day and he always tells me to "aim small, miss small". When he means is that if he was going into a competition that required him to shoot a 1" target at 100 yards, he'd practice a 1/4" target at 100 yards. He aimed small so that in the competition even if he missed his "aiming point" he'd still be within the 1". He won almost every competition he entered.

    I set my targets/goals the same way.

    And by the way, writing down or setting goals does nothing at all. It's the first action you take after setting the goal that puts the ball in motion. That's really all that counts. A goal without action is a fantasy.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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      Originally Posted by LexiB View Post

      I like to refer to them as "targets" instead of goals. When you miss a goal, it sucks. When you miss a target, if it's small enough, you still win. It's basically the same thing with a different mindset.

      My grandfather was a competitive shooter back in the day and he always tells me to "aim small, miss small". When he means is that if he was going into a competition that required him to shoot a 1" target at 100 yards, he'd practice a 1/4" target at 100 yards. He aimed small so that in the competition even if he missed his "aiming point" he'd still be within the 1". He won almost every competition he entered.

      I set my targets/goals the same way.

      And by the way, writing down or setting goals does nothing at all. It's the first action you take after setting the goal that puts the ball in motion. That's really all that counts. A goal without action is a fantasy.
      I like that analogy.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    Most people who don't set goals end up awry and most are lost. It's how important that you set goals for you to have a direction.
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    • Profile picture of the author namktqs
      Have plan of list works for a day as good, however I just want talk my opinion, we notice about how we feel when done list things. So we want done something and if we keep that as habit of done something everyday. That is good help we moving faster with any our goals else. That good habit make we become successful people.
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  • Profile picture of the author lpalad
    Originally Posted by CDawson View Post

    Have you ever noticed that it feels great when you get a lot of work done in a small amount of time? I've recently noticed that having a checklist or some set of goals for the day really helps in getting the work done rather than goofing around on facebook or reading on the forums. Most of us that have seen success know that it takes work to see results, so why not have a plan to see results as quickly as possible.
    Hi CDawson,

    Millionaires and Billionaires think on paper. You will find the most successful people simply list all their things to do, prioritize them before they begin to work because you simply discipline your mind to work on one significant task one time.

    I have been using this method to maximise my time plus applying the 80/20 rule. I gather you are familiar with the 80/20 rule?

    Keep doing what you are doing because it is the best time management EVER been discovered.

    All the best,

    Leo
    www.beyondsuccessssystem.com
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  • Profile picture of the author barefut
    I was just thinking about this today. You have to have goals, but you have to be committed to achieve these goals, which usually involves many mini tasks
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    • Profile picture of the author WarrenPeterson
      Originally Posted by barefut View Post

      I was just thinking about this today. You have to have goals, but you have to be committed to achieve these goals, which usually involves many mini tasks

      Yes. I teach goals to my clients, and during the process we break down their big goals into the smaller goals that are required to reach the big goals. This is a critical element to actually using goals as the tool they are.

      I live in the mountains, I have a goal of climbing a 14,000 foot peak next Summer (can't be this Summer, as I am rehabbing a knee). That big goal has lots of small goals that need to be met first, such as the knee. All big goals are the same way, there are plenty of smaller goals to reach along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    I feel a great sense of relief when my things are completed on schedule. I think it has something to do with planning long term and short term goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    I have had one main driving goal the last year and a half ,, to get focused on what i wanted to do ..and i had an idea about what i was going to do.. but complete denial that i could do it .. but the pieces have come into place over that time .. and it comes back up over and over..

    Now that i have gotten focused and i am figuring out how to support myself to get going .. about 20 minor short term goals have set themselves .. things that clearly have to get done to get doing what i want to do ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Qikest
    Goal setting is good but sticking to the goals is even more important. We built a Udemy course on the subject - http://www.udemy.com/goal-sticking. There is Kindle book also on this subject - Goal Sticking: How to Go Beyond Goal Setting and...Goal Sticking: How to Go Beyond Goal Setting and... .
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  • Profile picture of the author a1pena
    Goal Setting is the life blood of my business. If i go into a day blind with no to do list I am a fish out of water. Just as important as goal setting i believe is, visualize, belief and work ethic!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    Well first you have to set goals, that's the most important, then you proceed with the planning and of course you make actions, these three are the essential part to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author mert
    I have a to-do-list for any day of my week. It helps me to see if I am productive at the end of the day. And Yes, I feel better with setting my goals. Good post CDawson!
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  • Profile picture of the author uzojvp
    Am just so tired now. Am at the verge of giving up. Have held on for so long!!
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  • Profile picture of the author aerm85
    My first goal. fired my boss... Checked....
    Second goal be a very good Myself-boss ...

    thanks for share..
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  • Profile picture of the author David Michael
    Don't set goals, score them!
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  • Profile picture of the author humboldt84
    Taking action is the most important step, but you have to have goals written down so you know which direction to divert your energy!
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    "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." -Zig Ziglar
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  • Profile picture of the author designitbuddy
    I thing Planning is most necessary. Without proper planning nothing is possible or in other words its just the wastage of time. Time allocation, settings objectives and goal will lead a person to do each and every task well on time.
    Most of my friend angry with me because I don't compromise on my planning and I have found it more beneficiary.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    Creating a checklist is a good way to get things done. As long as you do not create one that is so crazy long, that you feel like a failure when you don't get through it.

    Keep a simple To Do list and be happy with each accomplishment that you are able to achieve.

    This is how I am trying to get things done. Still very much a work in progress
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