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Property Investing Goals - Why They Are Crucial To Your Success!

Apr 28, 2008
Making money from property can be a very straightforward process. Yes, there are risks involved and there is much to learn, but if you are not being as successful as you originally planned to be, then one of the reasons might be that you have not yet learned the importance of setting the correct property investing goals for yourself.

This article will help you to see the importance of setting the right goals, and perhaps more importantly, it will help you to take action to achieve your goals.

Most, if not all, of us have goals. Even if we don't say our goals out aloud, we still have them. Our minds frequently race with different goals and dreams that it would be nice to achieve. Many times we keep these goals to ourselves, we lock them away in a secret hiding place in our minds hoping that one day they can be achieved.

But if your goals are just stored away secretly, then they don't stand much chance of ever coming to fruition. You have to start off by taking them out of that special place and make them known. Write them down so your eyes and can see them. Let your fingers feel the pen writing them on a piece of paper. Then let your mind dream and imagine them complete.

Key things to consider when setting your property investing goals are:

1. How much money do you want to be making in say 1 years time, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years time?

2. Why do you want to invest in property?

3. Are you mainly interested in rental income to get you out of your day job as soon as possible or capital appreciation for the long term or a combination of both?

4. What exactly is your strategy?

These are just a few of a host of questions that you need to answer in order to be clear on where you are going. It is only after answering these questions that you can start to formulate your goals.

The biggest reason that setting property investing goals doesn't appear to work for many investors is because they just set the goals and then they try to use wishful thinking to complete them.

It isn't enough to just set the goal, YOU HAVE TO PLAN HOW YOU ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE IT.

If you have a goal of buying 10 properties this year you need to think of things such as:

* Do you have the finances in place to buy these properties?

* What methods are you going to use to find these properties?

* If your current method has only found you two properties in three years, then what new methods are you going to learn about and implement that will bring you much more?

* Do you need to increase your property education to be able to find these properties at bargain basement prices?

* Do you have the time to source these properties yourself or are you going to have to pay for someone to do it for you?

These are just a fraction of the things to consider when planning how to achieve the goals you have set.

There is one last ingredient and piece to the puzzle that makes everything else work. This is where many fall short; they set the goals but then don't do the most important thing - THEY DON'T TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!

Anthony Robbins once said, "A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."

It is a total waste of time for an investor to spend time setting goals if he isn't going to take action after he has set them.

I am not just talking about any halfhearted action either. What I mean is MASSIVE ACTION. If you set your goals, but still continue to do things in the same way you have always done, then why would the result be any different?

This is where most people sit back and say, "You see - goal setting doesn't work! I tried it and it hasn't worked for me." On the contrary, goal setting does work, but you have to give it a chance to work.

The bottom line is that if you really want to exceed your property investing goals, firstly you have to set some goals, don't just keep them in your head, write them down. Then you have to plan down to the nth degree how you are going to achieve every one of your goals. Then lastly you have to take MASSIVE ACTION.

Miss out any one of these steps and the likelihood is that you will be joining the millions of others, telling your story of how goal setting just doesn't work. Yet, there are others harnessing the power of setting goals and making huge profits.
About the Author
Carlton Johnson is the author of many articles and books on property investing. To learn more expert tips on how to achieve success through property investing, visit the investment property guru website where you can also pick up a free ebook titled "The Five Rules of Property Success"
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