97% of people do not set goals.
Zig Ziglar says this is because of 'FEAR'
Most people, believe 'there is no use in setting goals - because nothing good is going to happen to them!' says Zig.
Zig also reports that :
the average 18 year old has been told 'no' or 'don't do that' 148,000 times!
That's a lot of reasons to believe that you can't do things!
And as we grow up, we slowly begin to think that we can't! And if we can't achieve things, then there is no point in setting any goals.
"A small band of like minded men and women can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has!"
Stunning human achieve is possible!
A small number of people achieve great things in life. Some start great charities that go onto touch the lives of millions of people.
Others achieve scientific breakthroughs that bring health to our world.
Great historical figures have held a vision that have released their people from slavery and fear - think of Churchill, William Wilberforce, Nelson Mandela or Moses.
There again, perhaps your goal would (simply) be to have rich and enriching relationships with your loved ones.
For some people, a great goal is to be thin and fit - or be able to wear that size 34 pair of trousers hanging in the wardrobe.
Other people want to achieve great career or financial success!
- but there again, so many people don't! Sadly, many many people go to their grave with their music still in them! They live a life - safely perhaps - but not boldly!
So, what is the difference between these great achieving people? And those who live a life of fear?
Well, I think it is summed up by this phrase:
"Our greatest fear is not that we can't be great - but that we might be more powerful that we could ever imagine"
And, "without clearly defined goals, you simply canít achieve the success you want!" (Zig Ziglar, again)
That's it - it just comes down goals! Here's another famous story about why you should take up goal setting;
A 30 year Harvard study of their graduates found that there were only 3% actually wrote down their goals. And guess what? These were the most successful!
You can be certain that every one of those students had repeatedly heard the value of goal setting.
Yet only 3% actually wrote down their goals consistently.
The study also revealed that this magic '3%' were not brighter than their fellow students!
Now, just imagine what you can do if you
...until they are accomplished!
write down your goals and, then,
focus on them every day, every week,
There isn't anything you couldn't achieve!
"It's like writing a business plan for your life!" Zig Ziglar
Tell us what got you interested in goal setting.