Successful people and goals. What’s the link?



Goal setting is not new. For thousands of years successful people, prominent citizens and civilizations have used goal setting in some form to plan and then achieve incredible feats of engineering, exploration, discovery or war.

All of the great wonders of ancient civilizations would not exist if some visionary didn’t have the goal to build them. And of course, all the major military battles in history, from Roman times to modern battles, were all won (or lost) as a result of a strategy that evolved from a simple goal.

And today’s entrepreneurs and business-leaders – are no different. They achieve their successes by setting themselves strategic targets and taking action to achieve them.

For example, the late Kerry Packer (1937-2005) rose to become the wealthiest man in Australia and one of the country’s most successful people through his media interests, despite being reportedly dyslexic and, as Kerry Packer himself said “academically stupid”. Was this just good luck – partly, but he also had a strategic plan for this business empire that evolved from his personal goals (mostly to prove his father wrong, who had labelled Kerry the “family idiot”) and the goals he established for his business.

And who hasn’t heard of Donald Trump – that entrepreneur with the funny hairstyle? How did he succeed? You guessed it - GOAL SETTING! And now he’s sharing his know-how with the world.

I’m sure you can think of other people who have made it to the top - whether they’re a well known public figure, someone at work, or someone in your circle of friends – and I’m 99% sure they’ve all got where they are, not because of good luck (although this may help) but because of good life management. In other words – GOAL SETTING!

In fact, some entrepreneurs are even making a business out of goal setting and helping others achieve their life’s ambitions – arguably, Tony Robbins is the best known one of these [he was even the guest ‘life planning’ guru on the movie “Shallow Hal”]. We’ve all seen him enthusiastically preach the benefits of setting goals, and he is also an example of someone who teaches what he preaches.

While many people consider Tony Robbins to be the image of modern day motivational theory, Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) takes the honor of being the ‘founder’. Napoleon spent is whole like researching and writing about 'winners' – and their successful secrets.

And there are new up-and-coming ‘life motivators’, systems and achievement experts every time you google, so keep an eye open for motivational speakers like Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn, self-titled goal-setting gurus like Mike Litman and Brian Tracy, just to name a few.

Find out about “The Empowering Beliefs of Great Achievers”…

You can be successful too!

You don’t have to be a ‘Donald Trump’ to be one of life’s rising stars – and I’m not talking about the hair! Normal people like you and me just want the best for our family and to live a happy, comfortable life.

Or perhaps you’re more ambitious than that?

It doesn’t matter how big or small your ambitions are, the best (the only) way to get there is to embrace goal setting and implement an Action Plan built around your own personal goals. Find out HOW to set goals, by following the FREE Life Planning workbook offered by this site – click on the 'FREE Program' tab on the NavBar to find out what it’s all about.

And remember that there are many rags to riches stories, including some of the successful people mentioned above – so you too can succeed!

Remember that people with goals succeed, and people who succeed have goals.


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