“Success is goals and all else is commentary. All successful people are intensely goal oriented. They know what they want and they are focused single-mindedly on achieving it, every single day.
Your ability to set goals is the master skill of success. Goals unlock your positive mind and release ideas and energy for goal attainment. Without goals, you simply drift and flow in the currents of life. With goals, you fly like an arrow, straight and true to your target. …
After countless talks on various themes, if I was given only five minutes to speak to you and I could convey only one thought that would help you to be more successful, I would tell you ‘Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.’
This advice, if you followed it, would be of more help to you than anything else you could ever learn. Many university graduates have told me that this simple concept has been more valuable to them than four years of study. This idea has changed my life and the lives of millions of other people. It will change yours as well.”
~ Brian Tracy from Goals!
Goals. How’re yours?
If you believe Brian Tracy, “Success is goals and all else is commentary.”
This book, of course, is all about helping us optimize our goal setting and achievement. I read it years ago and re-read it/created this Note as part of my prep for Goals 101. If you like the Note and you’re looking to master the art of goal setting, I think you’ll dig it. (Get a copy here.)
As I mentioned in the other Notes on Brian’s great books (see Eat That Frog, No Excuses, Focal Point), his books are incredibly packed with Big Ideas and provocative journal questions. The man is an inspirational *machine.*
In this book, Brian walks us through his twenty-one steps for setting and achieving goals—from Step 1 of “Unlocking Your Potential” to Step 21 “Persist Until You Succeed.”
I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!
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