Goals By Brian Tracy
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Author : Brian Tracy
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Goals book Summary
“A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step”.
Success is goals, and all else is commentary. All successful people are intensely goal oriented. They know what they want and they are focused single mindedly on achieving it, every single day.
Your ability to set goals is the master skill of success. Goals unlock your positive mind and release ideas and energy for goal attainment.
One of the rules for success is this, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming from; all that matters is where you’re going.
Clear goals increase your confidence, develop your competence and boost your levels of motivation.
You Create Your Own World
Everything in your life started as a thought, a wish, a hope or a dream, either in your mind, or in the mind of someone else. Your thoughts are creative.
“You become what you think about — most of the time.” Your outer world ultimately becomes a reflection of your inner world.
Successful people is that they think about what they want, and how to get it most of the time.
Clarity Is Everything
Your inborn potential is extraordinary. You have within you, right now, the ability to achieve almost any goal that you can set for yourself.
You must develop an intense, burning desire for your goals if you really want to achieve them.
Your Worst Enemy
The greatest enemies of success and happiness are negative emotions, of all kinds. It is negative emotions that hold you down, tire you out and take away all your joy in life.
One of your most important goals, if you want to be truly happy and successful, is to free yourself from negative emotions.
Control Your Emotions
To keep your mind positive, refuse to criticize, complain about or condemn other people for anything.
Being angry with someone is allowing him or her to control your emotions, and often the entire quality of your life, at long distance.
Once you decide to accept complete responsibility for yourself, your situation, and for everything that happens to you, you can turn confidently toward your work and the affairs of your life.
Take The Wheel of Your Own Life
From this point forward, see and think about yourself as the master of your own fate. See yourself as completely in charge of your own life.
See yourself as the president of your own personal services corporation. See yourself as a powerful person, completely self determined and self-directed.
Think About The Future
We call this leadership quality “Future-Orientation.” Leaders think about the future and what they want to accomplish, and where they want to arrive sometime down the road.
Leaders think about what they want, and what can be done to achieve it.
Refuse To Compromise Your Dreams
When you practice idealization and future-orientation, you make no compromises with your dreams and visions for yourself and your future.
You decide what you really want, before you come back to the present moment and deal with what is possible for you within your current situation.
Peter Drucker once said, “We greatly overestimate what we can accomplish in one year. But we greatly underestimate what we can accomplish in five years.
Just Do It!
The primary difference between high achievers and low achievers is “action-orientation.” Men and women who accomplish tremendous things in life are intensely action oriented.
They are always busy. If they have an idea, they take action on it immediately.
When you have clear, exciting goals and ideals, you will feel happier about yourself and your world. You will be more positive and optimistic. You will be more cheerful and enthusiastic.
The clearer you can be about your long term future, the more rapidly you will attract people and circumstances into your life to help make that future a reality.
Clarify Your Values
One of the most important characteristics of leaders, and top people in every area of life, is that they know who they are, what they believe in and what they stand for.
If you have positive values, you will believe yourself to be a good person.
If you believe yourself to be a good person, you will expect good things to happen to you.
You can always tell how a person thinks, most of the time, by looking at the conditions of their outer lives. Your goals must be congruent with your values, and your values must be congruent with your goals.
Trust Your Intuition
Self-trust is the foundation of greatness. Self-trust comes from listening to your intuition, to your “still, small voice” within.
Men and women begin to become great when they begin to listen to their inner voices, and absolutely trust that they are being guided by a higher power, each step of the way.
How Much You Like Yourself
Your level of self-esteem determines your level of happiness. Self-esteem is defined as: “How much you like yourself.”
Your self-ideal is made up of the virtues, values, goals, hopes, dreams and aspirations that you have for yourself sometime in the future.
Think Only About What You Want
Remember, you become what you think about — most of the time.
Successful, happy people think about their values, and how they can live and practice those values in every part of their lives, every single day.
Truly great men and women are always described as having high levels of integrity.
Determine Your True Goals
Author Favorite word in goal setting, and in success in general, is the word “Clarity.”
One of the most important questions in goal setting is this: “What do I really want to do with my life?”
Many people make the mistake of over-complicating goals and problems. Your aim should be to simplify the solution and go directly to the goal, as quickly as possible.
Double Your Productivity
If you examined your work, you would find that 20% of what you do accounts for 80% of the value of all the things you do.
Identify those 20% of activities that contribute the very most value and then do twice as many of them.
Some Great Points From the Book :
- In setting goals for your life, short and long-term, you should continually ask yourself, “What do I most enjoy doing, in each area of my life?”.
- Think about what kind a difference you would like to make in your world.
- “Whenever you find something getting done, you find a monomaniac with a mission.” — Peter Drucker
- Wherever your attention goes, your life goes as well.
- Whatever your major definite purpose, write it down and begin working on it today.
- “The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.” Richard M. DeVos
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