Gold from Goals

by : Shannon Herod

Goals are the cornerstone of any business venture and should be incorporated with your daily work routine. The reason for goals is to set a clear and defined path to your success and without them you are on a path to failure.

I have goals! I want to make money online you might say… but how. I will show you how to set a goal and put together a game plan to accomplish that goal.

I have put together a road map on setting goals that will propel you to success if done properly. A bold statement… I know… now lets begin.

A goal should be a clear and concise statement put in the present tense and can be measured. I want to make money online is not good enough. How much money, by what date, how will you make that money, all questions that need to be answered in your goal. I will make $1000.00 with my website within 30 days! That is a clear and concise statement put in the present tense and can be measured. This goal should be the product of all your shot term goals and you should be passionate about it. If you are not passionate about your goal you need to reevaluate what is important to you.

Now that you have a goal that is clear and concise statement put in the present tense and can be measured and you are passionate about you need to write it down every morning when you wake up. Next make a to-do list of everything you need to do that day to bring you closer to accomplishing your goal. This may sound petty but it is an essential step in hitting your goals, it keeps you focused and on the road to success. Writing your goal down gives you a visual of what you will accomplish and should be carried with you every where you go.

Visualize your goal 3 times a day. I suggest first thing in the morning, at lunch time, and when you lie down to go to bed. What do you mean visualize? I mean shut your eyes and see yourself with your goal. What are you wearing, where are you standing, who is with you, how does it feel. Do you get my point? I imagine myself getting out of a Dodge Viper wearing a three piece suit in front of my 4,000 square foot house with my wife standing in the door to greet me. We walk inside and I feel proud because my wife loves our house so much. Visualization gives you ownership of your goal and you will hold yourself accountable. Visualization is a strong tool because it will drive your wants into your subconscious mind where you make 80% of your decisions.

Now you are ready to commit to your goal. By this I mean tell any one that will listen to you what you are going to accomplish. Stand outside and shout it in the air, write it in the sand at the beach, put a big sign on that says I am a Goal Setter and a Goal Hitter. Don't be scared of what other people think of you, people love to pull other people down to their level. Make your goal known and strive daily to move closer and closer to achieving great success.

"I am not judged by the number of times I fail but by the number of times I succeed and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep trying"-unknown author

Strive to set goals and hit goals. You are the captain on your vessel to financial freedom, where you take it is up to you. Use your goals as a compass and you will always be heading in the right direction.

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