Achieving Goals and Objectives for Success

Section 12.1: Success Is Right Now

It's time you begin achieving goals on a regular basis so you can live the life you were meant to live. The biggest obstacle people face is procrastination. In the following information, you'll learn how to avoid procrastination. 

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Too often people adopt that famous excuse... "I'll do it tomorrow". 

If you truly want to make progress and achieve your goals, you must stop putting off goal planning!  You owe this to yourself, your team and the organization you work for to start early and invest the time necessary to ensure your goals are well planned and achievable. 

Unfortunately, the longer you are willing to put things off, the less likely it is that the task will get done - or if it is done, the task is finished in a hasty manner.

Those people who habitually procrastinate greatly limit their potential to achieving goals successfully, and they limit the opportunity for great blessings and opportunities to come into their life. Having a thoughtful goal plan in place will provide you with the leverage you need to stay on track.

"Beware of forming a habit of procrastination, for it is the great goal killer! Your reserve power will stand in the background until your self-faith calls it into action."  - O.S. Marden

The obvious question then is "How do I avoid or conquer the bad habit of procrastination?" 

Great news! Our Goal Setting for Success ebook is the answer to this problem, and you now have it at your fingertips so you literally have no excuse. Plus, once your goals are written out and a clear plan of action is laid out, the thought of putting anything off will be the farthest thing from your mind. 

Below is a list of the top four things you can do (many of which you are already doing as a part of reading Goal Setting For Success), to win out over the tendency to procrastinate creating and achieving goal plans.

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Below is a list of the top four things you can do (many of which you are already doing as a part of reading Goal Setting For Success), to win out over the tendency to procrastinate creating and achieving your goals.

These four important actions include:

  • Get Yourself Organized! - when your day is planned, when your life is organized, you immediately limit the chances that procrastination will enter your life. Organization and goal planning will empower you to stop the bad habit of putting things off.
  • Break Tasks Down - By breaking down a large goal (which can be overwhelming) into smaller tasks, you can more clearly see how to achieve your goal commitments. When we break goals down into bite-sized tasks, you will believe that the larger goal is realistic.  That inner belief will provide you with the leverage you need to continually push forward.
  • Public Proclamations - When you announce your intentions to the world, you add a healthy dose of pressure to the situation. This "peer pressure" is purposefully created to give yourself the necessary push to continue onward whenever you experience a weak moment.
  • Accept the Challenge! - Begin to see procrastination as a "Little Monster" that you are determined to destroy. Whenever it raises it's ugly little head, accept his challenge. Whatever it is that the little monster is trying to convince you to put off until a later, DO THAT THING IMMEDIATELY. Get on with the process of completing tasks so you'll be closer to achieving goals and dreams. In effect, squash the beast right then and there. In doing so, you will gain self-esteem and over time the little beast will have less and less influence in your life.

Most people who procrastinate do not work successfully toward achieving goal plans. They do not invest enough time on self-improvement and personal development. By virtue of the fact you are reading this guide, you are already well on your way to conquering this destructive habit.

"Without goals, and a plan to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination."

- Fitzhugh Dodson

Success Lesson #24: Winning Out In Middle Life

No matter what your age, if you have your health, there is a career somewhere waiting for you. If you don't find it, it is your own fault.

Are you one of those people who when they reached a certain age began to settle down to elderly ways? Did you drop the practices of your younger days and excused yourself from doing all sorts of things on account of your age?

"Success is not a question of age, but of self-faith. Before we can win out in life we must believe in our power to win."

- O.S. Marden

If you've formed the habit when asked to do anything new or unusual of replying, "Oh, I am too old for that"; "It is too late for me to attempt it"; "I could have done that years ago, but not today"; "Achieving goal plans are for younger people" - then be knowledgeable in the fact that no reasonable employer will want you.

It is pitiful to see a person in middle life looking and acting much older; going around wearing a hopeless expression; often cynical and pessimistic, indifferent to the things that interest everybody else."

We understand more clearly today the tremendous force of our thoughts and convictions in materializing the things on which we concentrate. Your thoughts determine who you are and how successfully you will go about achieving or not achieving goals and dreams.

Your thoughts determine where you are going in life.

"Remember always that the world will see you, no matter what your age, precisely how your see yourself. You will be taken at your own valuation."

If you hold the thought that your ambition is waning, that your faculties are deteriorating, you will soon become convinced that it is no use for you to enter into competition with younger men and women, and you will begin to take a back seat in life. You will voluntarily fall behind.

There is no greater cure to the aging process than joy, hope, good cheer, gladness, faith in God and self-confidence. If you would remain young then maintain these youthful traits - cultivate them.

When you learn to think of yourself as always young; always learning; always growing, you open yourself up to a whole banquet of new beginnings.

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