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Goal Setting is Imperative to Your Success
By: Jon Robert Quinn
If you wanted to go to Disneyland for instance, you don't just get into the car and drive in a random direction and hope to arrive at your destination. You first know where you want to go. Then, you map out a plan to get there, whether that be getting onto the highway or taking a plane. Then, you know once you've made it to Los Angeles, to follow the appropriate roads to successful arrive at Disneyland. Success is no different.
Tony Robbins talks a lot about goal setting and says to think of your destination in reverse if you want to successfully meet your goals. For instance, if you want to save $10,000 next year and you randomly start putting $5 bills into a drawer, chances are you will fall short. Instead, think about breaking your $10,000 into months, weeks, and days. Earlier I talked about how I become #1 in sales when I did mortgages, I did the same thing. I broke my day into hours and minutes and had expectations for myself. Do the same thing with your goals.
If you want to save $10,000 in a year, you know that you need to put away $27.40 per day. If you are used to spending $30 on lunch everyday at work, maybe bring a sandwich from home instead. You can always skip your Starbucks trips and make coffee at home. Find a shorter route to work so you use less fuel. Watch less television and cancel your TV subscriptions. Quit shopping at Amazon before falling asleep at night. Impulse buys really take a lot of our money. Paying off credit cards so you have more liquid cash and reducing the amount you spend on interest is a great way to reduce monthly spending. Your goal of saving $10,000 really comes easy when you build the roadmap to get there.
We all have goals closing out one year and going into another. Yet, every year we continue to make resolutions for ourselves. It's not that we aren't motivated to meet our goals, I think it's just how we execute those goals. 41% of Americans make a New Year's Resolution. And, by year end, only 9% of them have kept their goal. This stems from creating good and bad habits and setting realistic goals with a plan to execute that goal.
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