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Success and making progress is all about making decisions, setting clear goals and plans for how to reach them. We want to share some articles about goal setting, values and choices in life. They are located in the left menu.

Inspiring articles!

A study from ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) shows that of people who decide when they will do activities in order to reach a goal, 40% achieve their goal. If they also plan how they will do it and also commit to someone else, the percentage for goal completion will raise significantly. Clearly defined and powerful goals raise your consciousness and belief systems toward positive changes in your life.

In spite of such proof of success, most people don't have clear, measurable, time-bounded goals to work toward.

In the bestseller "Goals!", Brian Tracy teaches you how to identify in the clearest terms the things you want out of life, then how to make the plan to help you achieve those things. Brian Tracy says there are four reasons why people don't set goals:

  • They don't realize about the importance of goals. If the people with whom you spend the most time - family, friends, colleagues, and so forth - are not clear and committed to goals, there is a chance that you will not be, either.
  • They don't know how to set goals. Some set goals that are too general. These are, in reality, fantasies common to everyone. Goals, on the other hand, are clear, written, specific, and measurable.
  • They fear failure. Failure hurts, but it is often necessary to experience failure in order to achieve the greatest success. Do not unconsciously sabotage yourself by not setting any goals in which you might fail.
  • They fear rejection. People are often afraid that if they are unsuccessful at achieving a goal, others will be critical towards them. This is one reason for keeping your goals for yourself and your close relations, e.g. a coach. Let others see your results and achievements once you've accomplished your goals.

Make a habit of continously goal setting and achieving, for the rest of your life. Focus on the things you want, rather than the things you don't want. Resolve to be a goal-seeking organism, moving unerringly toward the things that are important to you.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

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