for probably 80% of success and happiness. Lack of clarity is
probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than
any other single factor. That's why we say that "Success is
goals, and all else is commentary." People with clear, written
goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people
without them could ever imagine. This is true everywhere and under
The Three Keys to High
You could even
say that the three keys to high achievement are, "Clarity,
Clarity, Clarity," with regard to your goals. Your success in
life will be largely determined by how clear you are about what
it is you really, really want.
Write and Rewrite Your Goals
The more you
write and rewrite your goals and the more you think about them, the
clearer you will become about them. The clearer you are about
what you want, the more likely you are to do more and more of the
things that are consistent with achieving them. Meanwhile, you
will do fewer and fewer of the things that don't help to get the
things you really want.
The Seven Step Process for Achieving
Here, once more,
is the simple, seven-step process that you can use to
achieve your goals faster and easier than ever before.
First, decide exactly what you want
in each area of your life. Be specific!
Second, write it down, clearly and in
Third, set a specific deadline. If
it is a large goal, break it down into sub-deadlines and write them
down in order;
Fourth, make a list of everything
you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your
goal. As you think of new items, add them to your list;
Fifth, organize the items on your list into a
plan by placing them in the proper sequence and priority;
Sixth, take action immediately on the
most important thing you can do on your plan. This is very
Seventh, do something every day that
moves you toward the attainment of one or more of your important
goals. Maintain the momentum!
Join the Top 3%
Fewer than three
percent of adults have written goals and plans that they work on
every single day. When you sit down and write out your goals, you
move yourself into the top 3% of people in our society. And you
will soon start to get the same results that they do.
Review Your Goals Daily
review your goals every day to be sure they are still your most
important goals. You will find yourself adding goals to your
list as time passes. You will also find yourself deleting goals
that are no longer as important as you once thought. Whatever your
goals are, plan them out thoroughly, on paper, and work on them
every single day. This is the key to peak performance and maximum
Here is how you
can apply this law immediately:
First, make a
list of ten goals that you would like to achieve in the coming
year. Write them down in the present tense, as though a year
has passed and you have already accomplished them.
(Then go back to
and work through steps 3 to 7!)
excerpted from Brian Tracy's "Goals"
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