GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Earl Nightingale often encouraged his radio listeners and his readers to set clear, meaningful goals in all areas of their lives, including personal goals, family goals, business goals and so on. Are your goals for 2014 clear, complete and meaningful?

Now is the time to examine your expectations, clarify your dreams and goals and establish clear plans for their fulfillment through the year.

I am sure that most of us have, by now, heard many stories and reports about how people who put their goals in writing enjoy greater success than those who don’t. Have you tried doing that? Writing your goals down? It is a very good habit to get into. …

Also, it’s good to have both short-term goals and long-term goals. Short-term goals give us something more immediate to focus on and a real sense of personal accomplishment once they are achieved. Long-term goals help us to be disciplined in our activities and give us something worthy to focus on those times when we start to get lazy or unproductive in our daily activities.

Personally, I don’t know how many times I have found myself drifting, not being productive, and then I remember an important goal and that helps me to get back on track. If your goals are not clear enough or important enough to you, they may not help you during those times.

Brian Tracy tells the story of writing a list of clear goals for the year, then promptly losing the list, quite by accident! However, well before the year was up, to his amazement he found that he had already achieved everything on his list. So, he promptly wrote down a set of new goals and got to work on them.

Earl Nightingale relates goals to personal happiness. Here is a quote that I particularly like:

To achieve happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.
~ Earl Nightingale

It’s not just goal-achievement that is valuable, but also the knowledge and satisfaction that you have something worthwhile to work towards and that you are taking positive steps to bring it about.

Since we are just starting a new year, perhaps now is the right time for you to consider your dreams, establish some clear goals, put them down in writing and make some definite plans for carrying them out?

It’s your future. Why not make the most of it? You will do that by planning accordingly and preparing effectively. Go for it!

~ ~ ~

* You might also enjoy these Personal Development posts:

~ Time for an Attitude Adjustment

~ How to Make 2014 Your Year for Higher Achievement

~ The Psychology of Selling is Your Key to Success

~ ~ ~

Breaking the Success BarrierBreaking the Success Barrier

~ ~ ~

Tagged with:

Filed under: Personal Development

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!