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Do You Know What You Want When Setting Goals?

Sep 11, 2008
For most people, knowing what they want is a question which eludes them. Asking many people about what they really want, you will find they don't really know. Yes, we all get the inspiration on the TV but for the most part, these products are not what people want. As you read this article, you will discover the truth about what you want.

About 20,000 advertising messages come to us daily. This is a big number! And from lenders offering your mortgages, to the latest credit cards, and cars, we are constantly bombarded with messages which most likely will not help us.

Setting goals is about knowing what you really want. But, often goal setters can get into a position of doing what the Jones's are doing. For example, it is a fundamental in western societies that you must either aim for or is expected that - you will own at least 1 car, at least 1 home, and have a family.

People strive for this; however, some people don't really want that. Some people may want to travel by other means, live in different places, and do things differently. This is goal setting at its best.

And even though we will all want the good things in life, we have a different take on what our ideal lives will be like. And here is where goal setting becomes an important aspect in taking control of your life, into a direction of your choosing.

To look at goal setters, we find that we can find 2 main types of goal setters. Those who set goals based on material wants, and what would get others to get impressed, also known as ego goals; and the other is the desire goal setter.

There is a fundamental difference between the ego goal setter and the desire goal setter. For example an ego goal setter will set a goal to make $1,000,000, purely for splashing out, and boasting. The desire goal setter will have a goal which is based on a higher principle.

It is best to look into the desire type of goal setter. This is important, because in all I have seen, it is the desire based goals which are almost guaranteed to become reality. Desire goals are goals which generally come from deep within. Like the love of a woman or man, you generally can't put your finger on that love, and why you have it. It seems like a desire that is deeper than you.

Finding these kinds of goals is what can make important changes in your life for the better. Many people will set goals, but few achieve. So far, the majority of the successful have been through the desire based goals.

And these goals are truly amazing. Try tapping into this power. What is your desire? What do you really want? And I don't mean having a Lamborghini, so you can drive around impressing everyone, but that thing that matters to you on a deeper level.
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