You have likely heard of the SMART (or S.M.A.R.T.) system of goal achievement based on setting goals which are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. While this is a very useful way of looking at goals, I believe it misses out on MANY other key factors that you will want to consider if you wish to achieve huge goals.
Over the next weeks, I will share with you a FOOLPROOF way to achieve any goal, based on a system that is well illustrated within my book Keep Any Promise: a blueprint for designing your future.
I will use the example of a HUGE goal I set, and share with you how I went about thinking through and achieving this audacious goal.
When thinking about the results or goals you want to achieve, start by focusing on those goals that have the most meaning to you. Think of those achievements from which you have the most to gain. You will discover a simple truth: our minds do not change their deeply-ingrained ways of thinking if we set small goals.
The 12 Steps to Achieving Your Goals – STEP 1
You have likely heard of the SMART (or S.M.A.R.T.) system of goal achievement based on setting goals which are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. While this is a very useful way of looking at goals, I believe it misses out on MANY other key factors that you will want to consider if you wish to achieve huge [...]
Finding Your Life Purpose
Do you ever wonder why you were put on this earth? What is your Life Purpose?
Join any group of people, and try and determine each person’s life purpose. You will most likely find it impossible!
Better still, state your life purpose succinctly to each person, and ask them to do the same: to articulate their life purpose.
The likely result? I’ll bet that very few of the people in the [...]
Living a Life of Purpose and To Its Fullest Every Day
Last Friday, I attended the funeral of Zafar Abid, a friend and member of my design team, who passed away with cancer at the young age of 33. The day of his funeral service was also his 33rd birthday.
My team and I were especially saddened at losing a close friend and a wonderful human being, but our heart goes out to his parents, who had lost another son due to [...]
Achieve Your Goals – Learn the 12 steps to achieving your goals
Do you know the number one reason you fail to achieve all your goals? Or fail to keep all your new year’s resolutions?
It’s very simple, and if you knew this one little secret, you could easily achieve ANY goal you set.
The reality is that most people create goals somewhat like this:
1. I’d really like to lose weight/get fit/look better/feel better.
2. Wouldn’t it be nice if I had more money, a [...]
Can You Really Think and Grow Rich?
As you probably know, the concept behind the Law of Attraction is not new. Most ancient religious texts talk about the importance of how thoughts influence our actions. Descartes famously said, "I think, therefore I am." In the 1930s Napoleon Hill wrote the book "Think and Grow Rich" that has gone on to influence millions of people even today. “The Secret” is only the most recent variation on this theme.
I confess that I don't really [...]
A Bad Economy is the Best Time for Reinvention: Part 2 of 2
Think of your life as a building project. No architect would attempt to build something without a blueprint, so why would you approach your life plan without one? The details may change over time but it will always remain the building block on which to focus your energies and base your decisions. [...]
A Bad Economy is the Best Time for Reinvention: Part 1 of 2
The numbers are frightening. Millions of people are out of work or crossing their fingers they won’t find a pink slip in their next paycheck. Many have watched their retirement funds slip away. More North Americans than ever face foreclosure. Who wouldn’t be afraid?
Do you wish you could close your eyes and wake up on the other side of this mess? If you did, you’d miss one of the greatest opportunities of your life. Did [...]
Let your greatness light up the world
Welcome to the first post in my blog! The blog is based on my fundamental belief that each of us has a bright spark in us that has the potential to brighten the world – if only we let our inner light shine strongly. I hope to share with you success stories of real people just like you and me, so that you too can be inspired to let your greatness light up the world. [...]