In the previous page of
this section I referred to a study that showed people who write
down their goals
are hugely more successful that those who don’t. In summary,
the Yale university study I referred to claimed, that the 4%
of people who actually took the time to write down their goals,
were worth many many times more that the other 96% collectively.
|Writing your Goals down
and reminding yourself of them
writing goals down seems to produce superior results. If we are
to write goals down how should we do this? In simple terms,
make your goal (vision) as clear and specific as possible. If
for example one of your goals is to have your dream car, rather
saying I want a new Mercedes, the goal should be phrased along
the following lines – I drive a new 2006 metallic blue
Mercedes 500SL coupe, with five point alloy wheels and top of
satellite navigation system.
Once you’ve written your goals down, don’t just stick
them in a file and put them away in a drawer. Put them somewhere
you will see them. My monthly goals are on my computer and the
first thing I do each morning is click on them and read them. Experts
on goals say the best time to remind yourself of your goals is
first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Zig Ziglar,
a leading personal development expert and motivational speaker,
said when he wanted to lose weight, he cut out a picture from a
magazine of a model advertising Jockey underwear and then put a
picture of his own head over the model’s and stuck in on
his bathroom cabinet. If you want that dream car, you won’t
be short of magazine pictures!
I’m sure many people reading this already write down their
goals. For those who don’t – an invitation to join
the top 4%!
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