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Why Get Specific With Goal Setting?

Aug 13, 2008
What is being specific with goal setting and why is it important? Success is determined by doing things in the right way. When we do those things in the wrong way, we don't achieve. Here is something for you to try out.

* I Want Lots Of Money!
Most people hold a goal to make lots of money. We see them play the lottery, enter competitions, pray, wish, and even try some new age methods! However, often people will hold to make lots of money.

Try this. Whole heartedly wish for lots of money. You likely have been in such a situation. As goal setters, often we will have a financial goal. It is one of the most popular goals that people set.

Now what tends to happen is that we want lots of money. A few days later or even that same day, you may have found some change on the floor, a coin, perhaps a dollar. Now, we feel that our prayers weren't answered.

This may seem trivial; however, it is an important principle to realize. Half of the world population earns less than $2 per day! Hard to imagine, but true. One mans humble earnings is to another man riches.

We need to get specific. Goal setting is the same. Imagine going to a bank, and asking to clerk to give you lots of money! They will need specifics, and our minds work the same way.

You need to be specific. So, what is your goal? It may not be financial, it maybe something completely different, but what is it? Define it, and be specific. It is easier to speak about the money aspect, because if I say to you - $1,000,000, you know what I am talking about.

I would like to give you an extra piece to the puzzle, which many have failed with in the past, because they neglected it. And that is with focus. Your goal must always stay the same, and never jump around.

If you have been to several personal development seminars, then you likely have found that goal setting was part of the seminar. You set goals, and then went along lines that would enable you to create a vision or learn more about making it a reality.

Now, most people will have a new goal every time they go to a new seminar. And that is all good, if the goal has been achieved. For many people they have not achieved it before setting a new goal, and here is where the problem begins.

Having a system, where you write down your goals, and focus to completion, will bring much more success, over the long term. I guarantee it!
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