The following story comes from marketing and success consultant Dan Kennedy
“I routinely have seminars of 200-300 people and this particular one was on goals, you know the stuff we’ve heard thousands of times. I asked everyone in the audience to write down their goals for the next three years in their business and come back with them the next day, if they did we would give them a $100 bill each. Three people came back with their goals.”
Think about that for a second, if someone was going to pay you $100 for just writing down either your life or career goals could you do it? I bet not. I mean we’ve heard it so many times before that we need to set goals to be successful and to have successful big goals we need to have many small goals, why aren’t we doing it?
I think we can even make it simpler, why not write down what we want. What we want out of life and career. Once we write it down, it is real but we have to live by it. We can’t say I want big arms and stick with kickbacks and little weight movements. Our actions need to match our intentions.
I know a lot of people have a hard time deciding what they want out of life so I can make it even easier. Decide what you DO NOT want. It’ll motivate you more. If you don’t want to be unhappy, don’t be around people who make you unhappy. If you don’t want to lose muscle mass when you diet, don’t do things to the extreme.
Goal setting is easy, find the things you want to do or better yet find the things you don’t want to do but for god sake make up your damn mind.