I know what is going through your mind on this very moment…. Goals! Goals! Goals!
Can’t they stop talking about goals? They say the mother of learning is repetition, and a short reminder about goal setting is part of repetition.
In his book “Beyond Positive Thinking”, Dr Robert Anthony talks about goal setting and a new look at it. Let’s look at some of the questions he asks in the chapter about goals:
# 1. Did you ever take a business trip without at least having some idea where you were going?
# 2. Did you ever play tennis without knowing where the tennis court was?
# 3. Have you ever left your house to do your weekly shopping without having at least some idea of where you were going to shop?
# 4. Have you ever taken a holiday without knowing where you wanted to go?
I bet that you can say yes to all of the above questions, but how many people you know can say YES to the next questions?
#1. Do you have goals for your tomorrow and the day after tomorrow?
#2. Do you live only in somebody else’s goal, such as your boss, or are you moving towards your own goals?
# 3. Have you ever written down your own goals for your own life?
Isn’t it strange that for our holidays we take merit goals, the games we play we have merit goals, and even the shopping we do we have merits goals, but we rarely establish goals for the most important journey of all – our own life.
Where you end up twenty or thirty years from now is all up to you, no one else. If you do have your goals in place for thirty years from now, That is really good and don’t take your eyes off your goal, and teach other people to understand this important principle about goal setting. If not, you need to set some goals for your life so that you will not end up in someplace where you do not want to be.
If you have not yet read this book, make it a goal to start reading it as the next “To Read” book on your list. If you love to get hold of Dr Robert Anthony’s book “Beyond Positive Thinking” You can just fill in my opt in form and I will send it to you.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”. ~ Tony Robbins~
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