Last Updated on 5 months by Greg Noland
Welcome to Day 19 of the 25 Day Success Challenge
So how did you go with Day 18 of the 25 Day Success Challenge?
Are you starting to take more action now? Have you had to go back to Day 1 because you realised you are NOT taking enough action? Being successful is serious business, that’s why so few people are successful.
It takes a special kind of person. Someone with specific knowledge and then they use that knowledge to take specific, specialized action. And this is what I want to discuss on Day 19 of the 25 Day Success Challenge, ‘Crucial Steps to Set and Achieve Your Goals’
Yes, it’s almost the end of the year, and so a lot of people might be preparing a set of goals for the first few weeks of January. Because let’s face it, that’s as long as most ‘goals’, or ‘new year resolutions’ last.
But what I’m talking about here are not ‘new year resolutions’. As an entrepreneur you must develop the skill of setting and achieving long-term goals.
How Do You Set Goals?
If you have never created goals before I advise you to read ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ By David J. Schwartz.
If you’ve never read this book you would do yourself a lot of favours by devouring the contents before the New Year CLICK HERE to grab your copy.
In his book David says “Success means many wonderful, positive things.
Success means personal prosperity.
Success means winning admiration, leadership, being looked up to by people in your business and social life.
Success means freedom: freedom from worries, fears, frustrations, and failure.
Success means self-respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, being able to do more for those who depend on you.
Success means winning.
Success = achievement and it is the goal of life! On attitude, David says the “Okay-I’ll-give-it-a-try-but-I-don’t-think-it-will-work” attitude produces failures.
Disbelief is negative power. When the mind disbelieves or doubts, the mind attracts “reasons” to support the disbelief.
Doubt, disbelief, the subconscious will to fail, the not really wanting to succeed, is responsible for most failures. Think doubt and fail. Think victory and succeed.”
Let’s get started on creating some S.M.A.R.T. goals.
Start by downloading our FREE S.M.A.R.T. Goals Worksheet HERE.
Read through the instructions and complete the Questionnaire, then come back here…
Ok, have you completed the S.M.A.R.T. Goal Questionnaire?
Are S.M.A.R.T. Goals The Only Way?
Of course not. There are plenty of ways to skin a cat, right? High performance coach and motivational legend Brendon Burchard thinks S.M.A.R.T. goals are lame. Why does he say that?
He thinks S.M.A.R.T. goals are very left brain, are dominated by checklists, and set goals which are too small. He offers an alternative with his D.U.M.B Goals. These can be defined as:
- Dream / Destiny
- Method Friendly
- Behavior driven – must have triggers to help you get into action
Brendon wants us to build empires and serve millions of people.
So I agree with him in this respect. But if you have never created any goals before the S.M.A.R.T. Goals technique is a good place to start.
Check out the full video by clicking this link: How NOT to Set Goals (Why S.M.A.R.T. goals are lame)
Your Task for Today: Make sure you have completed the S.M.A.R.T. Goals Questionnaire and get thinking how you can make a real, positive difference in the world.
Make sure you know WHAT fires your soul?
That’s all for today, now go and work on your goals.
Oh yes, and do 20 chin-ups! See you again tomorrow…