What is the REAL Secret to Goal Success?

Success Had disapointing results with your personal or business goal success?

It is commonly agreed that goal success involves setting specific, measurable and time-targeted objectives for something you want to achieve. 

Goal setting is obviously an important key to success.  But there is something more involved that many people forget to focus on.  Goal success depends on  having a realistic goal plan that puts you in action moving toward your goal.

Your first step in goal success requires that you set an achievable goal.


1. Decide exactly what your goal is
This is your first job, and there really is NO short cut.  Be as specific as possible.  Your success will be a measure of your clarity – since an achievable goal plan cannot be created around a nebulous “dream.

2. Be willing to pay the “entry fee”
Success takes dedicated planning and effort. In a way it’s like building a house. In the beginning all you have is a rough concept. Then you develop a complete goal plan – and you immediately move closer to success. Creating a detailed step-by-step goal plan is the key here. Even Psychology Today cites the importance of developing a goal plan.

3. Focus on your goal every day
It is important to focus your mind consistently on your goal. Goal boards, post-it notes, and even on target screen savers can help. Consistent daily focus is absolutely necessary to “burn in” the new neural pathways you need to have goal success. This should be reflected in your goal plan. Success is an every-day event.

4. Get passionate
Having real passion for your goal. Be sure you have selected a goal you truly care about, or you may never get past the first “bump in the road.” Have you selected a goal you have passion for?

5. Act
The second key to goal success is ACTION based on a goal plan. This is where the development of a formal goal plan comes in.

8 Top Strategies to Achieve Uncommon Success

June 25, 2009 by  
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dreamlandscapeThere are 8 proven strategies highly successful people have always used to overcome obstacles to their goals. Properly applied, these same principles can also serve as a catalyst for your success.Â

1. Get Aligned
It’s important to first clearly define exactly what you are truly passionate about then find a way to become successful at that passion. Only passion stirs up the kind of energy you’ll need when you hit those inevitable bumps in the road. Set passionate goals.

2. Focus on your Priorities
Many people try to fit their dreams into their life complaining there are not enough hours in the day to make it happen. If you want your dream to become a reality, make it a priority. Otherwise it will never be more than a pipe dream, and you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment.

Making something important happen in your life requires more than just a goal it requires a REAL plan of action to get you on target! Create a realistic goal plan that fits the reality of your life.

3. Don’t Force It
Don’t try to force something that isn’t happening. Go for the type of inspired, joyful action that comes along with pursuing a goal in true alignment with your dreams. This causes things to flow along easily and without energy-consuming efforting.

Contrast this to forcing yourself to take an action you really don’t want to take. Most likely this will take you twice as long, and you’ll bump up against obstacles. Whenever possible swim with the current  not against it. And stick to your goal plan.

4. Manage your Stress
Stress throws us off balance and into an older, less productive portion of our brain. It prepares you to fight or run. But it does not prepare you to successfully achieve a goal unless that goal is to escape a tiger.

5. Build your Strengths
Success comes easier and more quickly when you focus on your strengths, and delegate in those areas where you are less capable. Your natural talents are those things you do so easily and naturally. They contain the seeds of your greatest potential accomplishments.

t’s very important to identify and work on your natural talents and abilities. This is where self knowledge pays off in big dollars and accomplishments. And don’t forget to also your build your mind power.

6. Disarm Your Inner Saboteur
Fear of failure is the biggest internal fear most people will ever have to face. It is why so many ideas never get beyond the idea stage and why most new projects are started, but never finished.

It’s okay to have these feelings, but it is important to identify them for what they are. Most fears of failure go all the way back to childhood, and are not even accurate for who you are today. Drag them up into the daylight, and take serious action to face them head on.

7. Develop Resilience
The truth is you will have setbacks along the way. This is inevitable. The sooner you accept that, the better. Often if you look closely, you will find these setbacks are directly related to your innermost thoughts, fears and beliefs. This is because we create what we focus on, including those things we don’t want. Â

Don’t get stopped by these bumps in the road. Learn from them. As you work through them you will become the person you need to be to create your dreams.

And along the way, be sure to refine your stress management skills. This is an essential key to resilience!

8. Use the Power of Visualization
The muscles we use to physically take action in our lives begins in the mind. That is why all great golfers, tennis players, basketball players, dancers, etc. visualize themselves performing successfully.

An experiment conducted by Aussie psychologist Alan Richardson reported a 23% performance improvement among people who visualized every day for 20 days. Richardson found that the most effective visualization occurs when the visualize feels and sees what he is doing. Use visualization to power-up your success.

Solving the BIG Prosperity Mystery

June 10, 2009 by  
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money10Why do some people seem to just soar toward prosperity, while others struggle and never seem to achieve their goals? There’s a mystery about prosperity that many people overlook the secret of where it all really begins.

Where Does Prosperity Begin?
Do you have a desire to create prosperity in your life? Then you’ll want to consider the mystery behind prosperity. The mystery is this: You have to start with one very important decision! What are you offering to give, in return for achieving your goal of prosperity?

The road to prosperity begins with that decision. This is the ultimate beginning of prosperity, unless you manage to win the lottery or inherit money, of course.

Can making this decision pose a problem? Yes. We’re talking about creative thinking on the prosperous level the type of thinking typical of people who ARE prosperous. The challenge is this: What do you do to achieve this level of thinking before you’re prosperous?

Cultivate a Beginner’s Mind
Your mind is infinitely more subtle and creative than you realize! And sometimes it pays to sneak up on it when trying to solve a problem of this nature. What would this involve? Looking for an answer with a totally open and flexible beginner’s mind.

Suppose, for example, you’re an expert in vertical take off and landing aircraft. And perhaps you’re searching for a new, creative approach to hovering you can sell to the aircraft industry.

Obviously you could drag out technical texts and the latest journals in your field and pour over them. That would be a good starting point. But suppose you instead chose to be a beginner, and make the assumption that anything is possible regarding hovering your key to prosperity.

I wonder what insight might come to you if you asked yourself how a mosquito approaches hovering or how a speck of dust manages to weightlessly float in the air current above your desk?

Is it lighter than the air? No? And yet it floats and hovers. Since you are a beginner, can you assume your aircraft could do the same thing? Could it defy gravity?

Another approach is to pick one common assumption in your field that everyone subscribes to. What if they are all wrong? What if the truth is the exact opposite. Black is white, and white is black.

What would this mean? How can you apply it? Do some beginner’s mind brainstorming, and don’t reject your crazy ideas. Reflect on them.

Boost Your Mind Power
A great way to build prosperity mind power is to continually feed your mind new ideas and concepts. Get onto the cutting edge of your field of interest. In our rapidly exploding information age, knowledge is the key to success.

The interesting thing about building up your knowledge in your field is this: The more you know, the more competent you will become.

And the more competent you become, the greater your sense of self-esteem and confidence. This equals increased personal power the sure mark of an achiever on the road to prosperity.

BUT many very successful people insist it’s equally important to read and study totally outside your field. Read a comic book. Watch a garden program on TV. Go to a horse race. Challenge your mind to grow and expand. Bill Gates plays chess and bridge.

Be Willing to Cut Your Losses
According to the American Management Association, at least 70% of the decisions we make regarding our lives and our businesses or professions will turn out to be wrong in the long run.

So how is it that some people still manage to end up so prosperous? The answer is simple. Those who rise to the top in life are willing to cut their losses if a decision proves wrong. They are willing to admit they made a mistake, and move onto a new path.

To rise to the top in your own life, develop the skill of looking carefully at your decisions. If new information or results light proves your decision isn’t working, be willing to abandon it and try something different. There’s no sense kicking a dead horse, after all. The horse won’t get up and pull your cart, and you’ll just bruise your toes.

Your Most Valuable Asset
The greatest source of wealth you have is right there in your skull. And remember that modern neuroscience has now proven that our brains never cease to grow and change regardless of our age.

What you need to become truly prosperous is a flexible, active, creative brain and the courage to commit to your ideas.

Since there is virtually no limit on the knowledge you can acquire, and the creativity you can develop, why not just go for it?

What you have between your ears is far more valuable than your bank account. Money is always out there looking for ideas. Your personal ability to build your brainpower, and unlock your creativity, is the true key to prosperity. Period.

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