Mar 29, 2015

5 Great Tips To Make Your Goals Your Reality

We have Dreams 
But dreams are not enough  to get us success.
Dreams require right efforts otherwise it becomes mere wishes.
To make your dreams come true, you require GOALS.

What are Goals?
In simple words when we put a date in front of our dreams, it becomes Goals.

Goals are a great tool for motivation. But if you don't use them correctly, they can also be a source of frustration. Goals are only empowering if they are used properly. So how do you make a goal into something that is a benefit for you?

Goal-setting strategies are important especially for to help you create the type of success you desire and deserve. Here are five goal-setting techniques to help you realize them.

1. Balance Your Goals: In your life you will have personal development goals, personal finance goals and things goals. Don't neglect any of them. It is ok to want things, but don't forget to balance those pursuits with your own growth as a person. All of these goals are important so be clear about all of them and make them real for you.

2. Plan Actions From Your Goals: Goals are not items for your to do list. Your goal is what you are striving for. Plan specific actions that lead you towards those goals. Use the goals to provide your compass for those actions. When you plan actions for the day you can easily tell if they're going to be effective if you have clear goals to compare them against.

3. Share Your Goals: If you were an archer, would you keep it a secret that your goal is to hit the bull's-eye? Too many keep their goals a secret. Share your goals with people who will support and encourage your aims.

4. Write Down Your Goals: Make your goals real by recording them. Put copies of your goals on index cards and keep copies in the car and in the bathroom and review them regularly. Make them the center of your focus. Don't just set them and then ignore them. Your goals are like a compass to tell you which way to go. The exciting part is that you get to chose the alignment of your compass.

5. Don't Give Up: Your goals and the actions you take to get them are different things. Don't be afraid to try something, fail and try something else. Take effective and massive action to meet your goals and understand that any true goals will take many steps to achieve. Sometimes you will make a misstep, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the goal. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's only those who abandon their goals who don't achieve them.

Our Thinking

I belong to a middle class family where everyone is an employee. I grew up and was shown the same path ... of becoming an employee. I joined Army. A great organisation to be in. I spent 22 years in it. An adventurous life. Financially I was just comfortable enough to lead a middle class lifestyle but my wife and their family were not very pleased because they were all living a much higher lifestyle. They encouraged me to look at options. With some initial resistance, I did start looking for options and this also was limited to becoming an employee.
I retired from Army and was jobless for 1 year. With responsibilities and liabilities, this becomes very uncomfortable. After some time I was being told to pick up any job that came my way. It was like from "Frying pan to Fire". My patience paid and I got my dream job. I was on the top of the world. I was with the fastest growing company and the CEO is today the second richest man in the world.
I was in close contact with him and some times I used to wonder as to what is the difference between him and others which includes me also. How is he so successful and I am a high middleclass only? I always believed it LUCK, IQ, MONEY POWER etc. Why ??? The group I was associating with were all employee class and with similar thinking.
It was in 2002 that some one encouraged me to read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" It opened up my mind a little. Slowly I began reading more of such books. Magic of Thinking Big is another book that affected my thinking.
There was but just one person who used his charm to encourage me to read these books. In due course of time he got me in "Amway" but the smartest thing which he did was to get me to a big seminar. The seminar really left an impact on me.
I did not duplicate my mentor and started building the business my way. (Most of us do that only??). The results were obvious. It was only after many years that I realized that I do not have that much power individually to influence the thinking of any person as the BOOKS or CDs or the SEMINARS. I simply have to promote them, use them as tools and let them find the right people to work with. All I had to now do was keep listening, reading and attending seminars and encourage others to do it and duplicate it. I now have a reasonably good size of AMWAY business.
I have now been able to analyze the difference between the 2nd richest man of the world and me. IT IS OUR THINKING.