Goals are absolutely critical for your success – they start the process.  Setting a goal reveals your direction. It clarifies your choices.  It hones your focus.

Definition of Your Path and Your Direction

When you set a goal, you are by its very definition determining that you are going in this direction and you are not going in that direction.

Goal: the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.

The more specific the goal is, the more defined your direction and the more options you have eliminated. I believe that’s a good thing. Very often people become completely paralyzed because they have so many choices, they don’t know where to start and so they just don’t … start….

In my experience with clients and in my own life, it is better to start down a road in a specific direction and change your mind than it is to wait until you know for sure. Very often, if you begin to move in a particular direction, you can discover information that you would never discover if you wait.

Finding out that this path is the wrong path is extremely useful information. You can decide what you don’t want, which can lead you to determine what you actually do want.

The information, skills and experiences you get from pursuit of the goal will make you much clearer about what you want. And in the process those experiences will greatly enhance your ability to create success once you clarify your path.

Don’t be afraid to say, “I want THIS” just because you might not like it when you get it.  Or you might not get it.

It is better to pursue your goal with integrity and honor, even if you don’t reach it, than to wait, procrastinate and hold yourself back, because you are not 100% sure you’ll succeed.

Say what you want clearly.  And then go after it!

Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson All Star in Baseball and Football
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.

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