Goal Setting and what YOU should know

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Do you know that one of the main differences between Successful people and other are ... ?

Successful people write there goals down. That's ism 5 minutes worth of extra time spent and you have a +-400% better chance of reaching your goals.

People who write down there goals and re-write and read it daily, quit less often and SUCCEED faster and more often.

So go NOW, spend 5 minutes of your time and WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS

Have a great evening
Nico
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkgorilla
    I do this whenever I set new goals for myself, and always post them around my work space so I see them everyday and it reminds me of them and motivates me. It's also good expanding on the goal, and it helps to visualize what benefits completing that goal will bring.
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    • nicosuccess, It really can't be stressed too much. It sounds so stale and worn out, but writing and repeating goals with some form of positive feedback is incredibly powerful in getting things done efficiently.

      I am getting a large property ready for possible sale and you ought to see the goals lists I have set down. Every day that list is consulted and something is advanced because of that constructive, effort-driven feedback of simply checking the list and reading it through to find that one thing that can and will be accomplished today.

      Thanks for the bolster. Can't hear about writing down and rereading goals enough!

      LLS
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  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    is okay if i write same goal every day until i achieve my goal? i think it's just about my financial, my healthy and relationship



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    • Originally Posted by conanedo View Post

      is okay if i write same goal every day until i achieve my goal? i think it's just about my financial, my healthy and relationship



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      I would try to break each aspect down into smaller goals. This can be more motivating as you achieve each mini goal and progress towards your larger goal.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by conanedo View Post

      is okay if i write same goal every day until i achieve my goal? i think it's just about my financial, my healthy and relationship
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      HI Conanedo,

      just remember goals is not about the money. The money will come naturally. I find that goals should be about your happiness in life, doing something you LOVE, knowing your place in the world and being able to surrouns yoursel fwith like minded people.

      Might sound a little cliche, but works for me

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      • Profile picture of the author conanedo
        Originally Posted by nicosuccess View Post

        HI Conanedo,

        just remember goals is not about the money. The money will come naturally. I find that goals should be about your happiness in life, doing something you LOVE, knowing your place in the world and being able to surrouns yoursel fwith like minded people.

        Might sound a little cliche, but works for me

        Thanks i thought i should write my goal like how much i will earn per day.. Maybe something more like "i want to be good internet marketer that serve many people with good quality" ?
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        • Profile picture of the author Shift5
          Write down your goals, how can you achieve your goals, and evaluate what may be delays or problems you might encounter(but don't let this stop you just prepare to face and solve it).

          Good Luck
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          • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
            Writing your goals down and picturing them in your head constantly can definitely get you to them quicker. Staying positive and taking action are also key ingredients in success.

            I try to wake up and think about all the good things I have in life to set me up for a positive day... everyone who has access to the internet has an opportunity and something good in their lives, no matter how bad the situation may feel there is a way out.
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            • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
              Originally Posted by AlexGeorge View Post

              Writing your goals down and picturing them in your head constantly can definitely get you to them quicker. Staying positive and taking action are also key ingredients in success.

              I try to wake up and think about all the good things I have in life to set me up for a positive day... everyone who has access to the internet has an opportunity and something good in their lives, no matter how bad the situation may feel there is a way out.
              Hear Hear
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  • Profile picture of the author JakeRhodes
    I also find it helpful to write down the steps I need to take to achieving my goal, along with the actual goal itself.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by JakeRhodes View Post

      I also find it helpful to write down the steps I need to take to achieving my goal, along with the actual goal itself.
      HI Jake,

      Good point, nothing better than having a proper plan to get to that goal.

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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Gersbach
      Originally Posted by JakeRhodes View Post

      I also find it helpful to write down the steps I need to take to achieving my goal, along with the actual goal itself.
      I agree. I do this then focus time and energy on a few steps. I underline the steps I can do within the next month or if they can be daily tasks or habits I circle them.

      Every day I re-write the goal and the steps, underline and circle. Only takes a few minutes and provides clearer perspective each day.

      Since doing this I get a lot more done and achieve the end goal much easier.

      I've tried to get into goal setting apps or lists like Lift and AnyDo but writing it down on a note pad works best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    I write down my goals and review them all the time. It is a great way to be successful that is for sure. If you are not willing to review them, then it is a waste to write them down. Or at least that is how I feel.
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  • Profile picture of the author mybrushset
    Writing the Goal down refreshes your memory about what and why you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aurelijus
    I read a story that students from some elite university in US were asked to write their goals down. Only 3% did. Apparently, those 3% made more money than the rest 97% COMBINED.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by Aurelijus View Post

      I read a story that students from some elite university in US were asked to write their goals down. Only 3% did. Apparently, those 3% made more money than the rest 97% COMBINED.
      That's exactly why mine is written down and ready daily

      Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnerHogan
    Successful people prepare for tomorrow. I am sure successful blind people don't write things down each day.

    There is nothing more you can do about today, but you can use today to make a better tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    I agree completely with writing down one's goals. Unfortunately, I'm not very good about writing them down...
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by tritrain View Post

      I agree completely with writing down one's goals. Unfortunately, I'm not very good about writing them down...
      Yip, unfortunately common sense is not common doing

      Start today, write them down, within 21 days you have have a habit. And not just any habit, this will help you SUCCEED.
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      • Profile picture of the author coconutisa
        While I agree writing goals will help getting your ideas onto paper, you have to still ACT or WORK them. Simply writing them and NOT doing anything or acting on them won't help to achieve your goals.

        Personally, I have achieved goals that I have NOT written down and goals that I have written down. In both the situations, it was ACTION, constant action in the direction of goals, enjoying the process, not attaching to the outcome were the reasons to achieve my goals.

        So, write down goals and take ACTION or DO something a little every day in the direction of achieving the goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrMoney
    Very true statement Nico.

    I write down my goals daily including the tasks that needs to be done on a notebook.

    Over the years, I have literally hundreds of pages of goals / websites to finish / work that needs to be done / products to be launched / etc.

    GET A NOTEBOOK! Internet marketing will be much easier this way
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    Seems that writing down your goals is a little over rated. Just a little. Of course it’s important. It’s just that I achieve so many goals that I didn’t have to write down first. Do you have to write a goal down to be able to achieve it? Of course not.

    It seems that the more complex the goal is the more clarity you get from writing it down, breaking down medium term goals with matching rewards, and short term or daily goals with small rewards. This helps to develop

    It is more important to know what writing down our goals does for us in order to be able to use this skill of writing to our advantage. At a certain point just writing stuff down doesn’t mean you’ll get it. Then we hear stories of people writing down many goals and years later seeing they achieved most of those things. Did writing it down do it? or did following through on the exact steps to producing the results they wanted get them the goal achievement.

    Writing our goals down can be a very cathartic experience. It can clarify things and help us to sort out what we really want. Writing down goals without having intense emotion tied to it lacks quite a bit as well. If you don’t set your intention to achieve the goal then writing it isn’t going to help much. Intention is the transition from an intellectual idea in your head to an emotional feeling that helps you remember to actually achieve your goals. What are you going to get out of it? The feeling of what you want to experience is incredibly far more powerful than writing it down.

    So yes, write some good goals down, especially to track them or map them out. Then move on to actually getting some stuff done.
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  • Profile picture of the author natebunger
    I think it's useful that you write your goals everyday as a constant reminder on why you are working really hard each day. It doesn't really work for me though and I know it's the same with others. I have a to-do list which is more or less the same. I write down what I plan to accomplish for the day because it keeps me organized.
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  • Profile picture of the author carolf
    I have a fantastic goal setting form that I use with my clients, you are all welcome to a copy just email me at carol@carolfinlayson.com
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I totally agree that goal setting and re-writing your goals everyday will enable you to focus more clearly on the vision and work your way into that goal.

    A person without goal will get tired and exhausted easily.
    Slow but surely, work on those goals
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by jay walters View Post

      I totally agree that goal setting and re-writing your goals everyday will enable you to focus more clearly on the vision and work your way into that goal.

      A person without goal will get tired and exhausted easily.
      Slow but surely, work on those goals
      Agree 100% ... in fact 150%
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  • Profile picture of the author Shift5
    I write the goal with a simple solution to it.

    Like, Goal = New Car , Step= Work Hard.

    So when times that I am unmotivated to work, I just look at this and get motivated.
    Very simple but it works for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author RWBiggs
    Great post.

    I remember back in 1978, I was reading 2 different books
    (The Magic of Thinking Big and The Lazy Way ....) or something
    like that and they were talking about goals.

    I actually wrote my goals down back then and have referred
    back to them every since. I succeeded in achieving
    almost all of those goals.

    Still working on a few. And creating or revising new goals every year.

    You've got to have a goal to move forward.

    Anyway, loved the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer1987
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    I love it so inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author nancy5677
    Awesome information thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author rbates
    Goal-setting, if done correctly, will give a person an entire set of organized parameters
    to follow. Then all he/she needs to do is to actually "Do" them.

    There is an entire psychological strategy behind goal-setting. It is also important
    to understand that most goals are broken down into smaller goals. With that in mind
    Here are the basics:

    1. Define what you want your end result to be. Your goal must be realistic.
    You will likely not make a million dollars in the next 24 hours unless you are
    already established with an extremely high income process.

    2. Set a specific time limit to reach your above goal. Again, most people
    cannot eat 76 hot dogs in only 60 seconds. Your time should make sense.

    3. List the tools that you need (and have) to get to your goal.
    Vehicle? bank loan? building? 10 weeks off of work? person(s)? pet canary?
    Whatever. You need to know what, and/or who is in your arsenal.
    You may need to set up sub-goals for using some of these tools.

    Actually, this is really all that you need. The next part is really making
    sub-goals of your time. Taking the main goal and breaking it down into
    time manageable portions of your day. If you do not reach a goal one day,
    you can change your goals for the next. This is why goal setting is actually
    a pretty easy thing to do. It often becomes too easy.

    Where most people run into problems is that they do not hold themselves
    accountable. The fact that goal-setting is so easy will allow a person to
    continually postpone important projects - he/she just moves the deadline
    a bit further out - every day!

    As I said these are very basic. There are books written on the how's and
    why's of goal-setting, and I have only given a simplified outline of the process.
    One more thing to consider is your personal limitations. If you are not very
    good at using your time wisely, then you may want to break down your
    goal into what you can get done in 15 minutes at a time, and work on
    getting things done more efficiently.

    It just dawned on me that I wrote an 11 page report on a 3-step
    goal-setting process. If you are reading this, and are interested,
    I will send a copy to the first 5 people who ask for it. I am limiting
    copies as I may WSO it. If you do get a copy, please let me know
    what you think of it.

    PM me w/subject 123 goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Yes. It's True, writing down your goals is great and does wonders!

    I have an app on my iPhone that allows me to mark down the things I need to get done.

    I have become much more productive , rather than trying to remember it all, I was all over the place.
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  • Making up your goals is the first step in motivating your self to become successful and to guide you on your dreams that you want to achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author abdovic
    The first habit that people who are successful is to be grateful and thankful . People who are grateful for all that tend to be happier in life. It can not be the richest person on the block, but still give thanks for what little they have. Some people have a lot of money , but always complain and are not happy. In the same vein , there are people who can not have great wealth, but live a happy and satisfied. When you are grateful , you are indirectly allowing the forces of nature to give you more . At least you're grateful for what little they have , and that means it is ready for more .

    Let me move to the next habit. It is recommended that you learn to read . Reading shows that you are interested in learning more about what is happening in the world . Do not just read about celebrity gossip too. Learn more about the world news , the latest events and content that will help , such as free personal development tips and motivational quotes . This will help you expand your field, open your mind and see things from different angles. You can even develop new hobbies and ambitions on the road.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by abdovic View Post

      The first habit that people who are successful is to be grateful and thankful . People who are grateful for all that tend to be happier in life. It can not be the richest person on the block, but still give thanks for what little they have. Some people have a lot of money , but always complain and are not happy. In the same vein , there are people who can not have great wealth, but live a happy and satisfied. When you are grateful , you are indirectly allowing the forces of nature to give you more . At least you're grateful for what little they have , and that means it is ready for more .

      Let me move to the next habit. It is recommended that you learn to read . Reading shows that you are interested in learning more about what is happening in the world . Do not just read about celebrity gossip too. Learn more about the world news , the latest events and content that will help , such as free personal development tips and motivational quotes . This will help you expand your field, open your mind and see things from different angles. You can even develop new hobbies and ambitions on the road.
      Love this. That is why I have swapped my radio for audio books. No reason to waste a second in the day
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      • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
        Originally Posted by ConnerHogan View Post

        ...There is nothing more you can do about today, but you can use today to make a better tomorrow.
        I might have to 100% disagree with this. Today is ALL we have. The past is history, the future a mystery. All we have is today.

        I've never written a date next to any goal in my life ever but I've achieved some extraordinary things that I would never have achieved if I had limited myself to a goal only my imagination could conceive. And as for dates on goals. I think they are silly, pointless and destructive. They do nothing but disappoint and make you feel like a failure because the overwhelming majority of them fail to be achieved so we move the dates and reset our "goals" and set off on another sure path to disappointment. There's a better way.

        I do it differently. I set a range of areas I'd like to improve in and go about enjoying my day. If I feel like doing something to further my progress in a certain area I do it - if not, I don't.

        Personally I think (and know from my experience watching many other "goal-addicted" folks) that putting dates on (some fantasy) goals is counter productive. Obviously "must pay the rent by Thursday" is a proper dated "goal". I'm referring to the fantasy goals that have no real urgency apart from the fake urgency we place on it ourselves. I do believe that writing down your desires might help some people but it's more often than not an exercise in self satisfying behaviour as many psychologists have pointed out. Sometimes writing down your goals satiates you so much that you might almost feel like you've already achieved it.

        There's a saying among traditional hot rodders; "don't tell me what you're going to build, show me what you've already built". I think there's a lesson in that for all the "goal spruikers" out there (no offence to the OP). Maybe it's just better to shut up and do something instead of just talking or writing) about it. A list of achievements is far more impressive (to your bored public as well as you subconscious) than a wish list with, destructive and toxic fake dates.

        That's what works for me and those I consult with on the topic. Liberate yourselves...drop the dates and enjoy your lives. It's instant relief. If you have dates on your fantasy goals, cross them out and write A.S.A.P! instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    For me, the hardest part is seeing this immense goal in front of me. While I like to strive for greatness, I do believe a main goal needs to be broken down into a set of mini-goals to ensure that a person stays focused.

    For instance, many people aim for 10,000 dollars a month as their goal. However, reaching this goal takes a very long time. Breaking this down into 2,000, 5,000 , 7,000 and 8,500 in the form of mini-goals along the way allows me to see success and find satisfaction in meeting these goals as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
    I can personally vouch for it. This really works. I have started writing goals for myself and i am feeling the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author abdovic
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
    Winston Churchill
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  • Profile picture of the author workdfitness
    Yes this is so true. People who succeed write their goals down. I think it just makes it more real when you do that. Especially if you do it every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author horizon206
    "If you pursue your goals your goals will pursue you,
    But when you meet is up to you."

    Yes I also agree there is power in righting down your goals.
    It is also powerful to practice these 3 things as well.
    1)Read your goals out loud to yourself
    2)Then say "I will achieve said goal by said date"
    3)Then take a few minutes to visualize yourself achieving the goal and what you will feel like when the goal is achieved.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      Originally Posted by horizon206 View Post

      "If you pursue your goals your goals will pursue you,
      But when you meet is up to you."

      Yes I also agree there is power in righting down your goals.
      It is also powerful to practice these 3 things as well.
      1)Read your goals out loud to yourself
      2)Then say "I will achieve said goal by said date"
      3)Then take a few minutes to visualize yourself achieving the goal and what you will feel like when the goal is achieved.
      Great way of using your goals to motivate you, Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Writing goals down is definitely important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deionatrix
    Great advice! I used to not set any goals for myself at all, and just have a general sense of what I wanted to achieve, but setting a specific goal helps to keep focus, and quickens the time in Which the goal takes to achieve!
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  • Profile picture of the author shahriyar
    Originally Posted by nicosuccess View Post

    People who write down there goals and re-write and read it daily, quit less often and SUCCEED faster and more often.
    True, I agree. I use a small notepad to write my "to do list" every day and it helps a lot. I use it like a little check list which I tick as I finish each task.

    The days when I don't do this, I usually end up wasting a lot of time on non-productive things.
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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    Yes, it's good to have a vision, but it's even more important to write it down.


    Nice share, Nico!
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