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Why You Must Know What You Want When Setting Goals

Sep 1, 2008
How many personal development, success, wealth, happiness, motivation, goal setting seminars are there every year? And how many has there ever been? At each of these seminars, you will find many who just don't know what they want, even though it is there 10th seminar. Why is that?

Fear, limiting beliefs, mindset and waiting for the right time always are found to be the heart of these people's problems. In fact, if you have been to many seminars and still can't seem to find that you want, then you may be seeing the truth in this statement.

All these seminars are there to help you. Many of them will always have a point to touch upon or focus on goal setting, and they give you exercises to set goals. But, guess what, many people still after going to many seminars, are not setting there goals and taking action on them.

Some will wait to get inspired, waiting for that right time. Little do they know that inspiration is like perspiration, it soon evaporates. You must catch it before it flees. You must take action on it, and consistently, if you ever want it in your reality.

You must know what you want. And here is where people sometimes feel as though it must have seminar after seminar before deciding. It is important if you can't find anything to goal set about; just find anything to start the process. Goal set to get a cup of coffee or something small like that.

I spent a long time pushing forward, however, life never pushed forward. One day I found myself at a seminar, and in this seminar I got a glimpse of why I wasn't achieving. I found that I feared success. Hard to imagine, but true. Then I found many others likewise unconsciously feared success. The fear that you may loose it, the fear that others may only want you for money. And then lets not begin on limiting beliefs - money can't buy you love. It's even a song, so now what we are going to do, when songs are being sung about it!

Stop! What do you want? What would you like at this point in time? If planning for decades ahead of time is too much for you, then step back. What do you want in a month? Where would you like to go today, as Microsoft often tells us?

You can change your life, little bit, by little. You can move towards your goals, but goal setting will never help you get to somewhere you don't know you want to go to. The process of setting goals needs an idea of what you want. This idea may not be exact, it may not be a clear picture, but you want something. And I am not talking about trying to get a car, a computer, etc. Though these are goals also, I want you to think about your life.

You can't buy a burger from McDonald's until you know what you want. Likewise, why are you even in McDonald's? You have a goal, you know what you want. Goal setting is crucial, but it will never work until you know what you want. Consider why you wanted to go to that seminar in the first place? With this in mind, you can take more benefit out of any course, out of any seminar, out of any book.
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