Importance Of Goal Setting: Goal Setting For Success


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"Visualization is a key ingredient in successful goal setting.”

When we use creative images to visualize the things we want to accomplish, and add our powers of concentration and positive emotions to those images, we create a force that propels us toward our goal.

"If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy and work; that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings."

Whatever it is that we focus on, we gravitate toward it. In a nutshell, this represents the importance of goal setting.

People who spend their days wallowing in self-pity and "poor-pitiful-me-isms", tend to get more of what they are focused on.

In contrast, those who ensure they maintain their attention on how to achieve big things, create new products, and who talk about big ideas - those are the people who experience the benefits associated with these more constructive efforts.

Used in the right way, visualization can bring wonderful, positive change into your life.

Remember the tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp. In the original version the Genie didn't limit young Aladdin to only three wishes. Rather, the Genie simply said, "Your wish is my command."

"Your wish is my command."

As you listen to that tiny inner voice you must view this voice as your very own personal Genie who is constantly telling you, "Your wish is my command."

As we delve deeper into the importance of goal setting, you must understand that the things you say and think about, whether aloud or just in your mind - take up your time and become your focus. If your thoughts dwell on the negative, you will attract negative things into your life. If you focus on making positive progress, your world will respond in accordance with those thoughts.

"Your wish is my command."

If your thoughts could be seen by the public, posted in the town square, or were to be read aloud by your neighbors, what would those thoughts say about you? What would they say you are wishing for?

It's important to do a self-check often. That tiny inner voice has to be managed pro-actively by you. So what are you commanding your environment to send you more of? Hopefully good things!

Success Lesson #8: The Magic Mirror

"Although men are often accused of not knowing their own weaknesses, perhaps only as many truly know their own strength. It is in men as it is in the soil, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner is unaware."
- Dean Swift

There is a legend of a wonderful magic mirror which pilgrims used to journey from all parts of the world to look into. The mirror was supposed to give back a picture of themselves as they really are, not as they or their friends or their enemies thought they were.

A man approached the mirror. This man who was extremely modest and inclined to depreciate himself, who never thought that he would do anything worthy of notice to the world, was greatly amazed to see a side of himself which he had never before seen.

There in the magic mirror, clearly outlined within his own figure, was that of another being, - strong, self-reliant, a radiant picture of manhood, which showed none of the weaknesses, defects or deficiencies, none of the inferiority, with which he had always seen in himself.

As the picture becomes clearer to him, he realizes that the person staring back at him is his better self, the man who he could be and should strive to become.

"Perhaps the greatest goal of every human being is to serve his fellow man, and in doing so he becomes his best self."

The man suddenly knew that this was the man that was still within him; who was in waiting and hoping to be seen by the world.

This was the reflection of the superb man that his Creator intended for him to be.

Afterward the man found that the more he sought to measure up to the man he was so impressed with, the more others began to see these same traits in him.

Finally, the image of the perfect man he so constantly held in his mind began to materialize, and eventually the new bolder man took the place of the timid man.

If today someone told you that you could look into this magic mirror, based on your current belief system, would you immediately recognize the man or woman staring back at you? This is just one more reason that you need to embrace and understand the importance of goal setting.

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"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."

- Steven Brennen

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