Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fast-track your success with these 7 steps

Step 1 - Decide exactly what you want. This immediately moves you into a separate category of people because most people have no idea of what they really want. Clarity is the most important single quality of goal-setting and the most important single quality of success. Be specific about exactly how much more money you want to earn in a specific period of time and combine that with exactly what level of health and fitness you desire.

Step 2 - Write it down. Only three percent of adults have written goals. Most people spend more time making a list of groceries before they go shopping or planning a vacation than they do in planning their lives. One of the most important keys to success is to "think on paper." A goal that is clearly written and described on a piece of paper takes on a power of its own. It is now something concrete that you can touch and feel and work with. You begin to expect to achieve the goal and you start to attract people and circumstances into your life that are consistent with the attainment of the goal.

Step 3 - Set a deadline. If it is a large goal, set a series of sub-deadlines. A deadline acts as a "forcing system" on your subconscious mind and begins to move you toward your goal rapidly while it moves your goal toward you. Sometimes you will achieve your goal well in advance of your deadline. Sometimes goals will take much longer than you expect. But you must have a target time before you set off.

Step 4 - Make a list of everything you could possibly think of that you will have to do to achieve your goal. The more comprehensive your list, the more motivated you will become, the more intense will be your desire and the more you will believe it possible.

Step 5 - Take your list and organize it into a plan. It is a list organized by priority and importance. You decide upon the one thing that is more important than anything else that you can do immediately to begin moving more rapidly towards your goal.

Step 6 - Take action! This is the big killer for most people who are procrastinators. When it comes to taking action, they always have a reason or excuse to procrastinate to put it off until a later time. When you launch toward your goal, you will begin to feel the desire and power that goes along with goal setting.

Step 7 - Do something every day to move you toward your major goal. Never let a day go by without you engaging in some action that helps you move another step in the direction of what you really, really want in life.

This simple seven step act will change your life and your future in ways that you cannot even dream of today.

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