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Set Stretch Goals To Achieve More!

May 19, 2008
To create powerful goals that get you results, an important element of the goal is that it has to be a "Stretch Goal"

I believe that the key to driving ourselves to create exceptional results in our lives is to set for ourselves "Stretched Goals."

So what are "Stretch Goals"?

For example, if you were making 2000 dollars a month in income, an incremental goal would be to make 2300 dollars. This is not a "Stretch Goal"

Most people I know tend to subscribe to set for themselves "Incremental Goals" "Incremental Goals" are goals that are well, about 10 to 20 percent higher than your current results you are producing in your life.

On the other hand, a "Stretched Goal", is to set for yourself an outcome that is way beyond your current level of ability and skill. So if you are making 2000 dollars a month, a "Stretched Goal" would be to aim for 10000 dollars a month.

There are two main reasons why "Stretched Goals" are extremely powerful. The first reason is that "Stretched Goals" are big and therefore they are more exciting. The thought of achieving something so much bigger than what you have right now fires up your imagination at the same time giving you the energy to go for it.

"Stretched Goals" are goals that seem almost impossible to achieve at the time you set them. But the thought and the possibility of achieving them gives you that drive, gives you that passion, to want to go and do it now. It is truly this excitement and this passion that all of us need to drive us to consistently take action.

The main reason why most people do not take action and go for their goals is because it does not excite them at all. To them, their goals are boring; they are a chore to them.

Stretched goals are also extremely powerful because they literally stretch our abilities and skills way beyond our current level of ability.

The moment we set a "Stretch Goal" our minds know it is impossible to achieve it if we keep to our current level of beliefs and strategy. It forces us to think out of the box and come up with beliefs and strategies that are totally different.

Setting crazy goals has been one of the main reasons why I have been able to achieve so much as compared to my peers. This was the key ingredient that allowed me to achieve so much within a short period of time.
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Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and a self-made millionaire by the age of 26. Discover his million dollar secrets and claim your FREE bonus report 'Ultimate Success Formula' at Patterns Of Excellence.
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