Setting Goals

Posted by Tom Locke on November 11th, 2015 filed in Business, Education, Life

Did you know that less than 3% of North Americans actually write down goals for themselves and less than 1% review them on a daily basis.

Why don’t most people set goals?  According to business coach, Brian Tracy (and I concur with him), the most important reason is fear of failure.  Simply put, people don’t set goals because they are afraid that they might fail.  In fact, the fear of failure is probably the greatest single obstacle to success in adult life.  It can hold you back more than any other psychological problem.

Per Brian,

“The primary reason why you fear failure is simply this: You probably do not understand the role that failure plays in achievement. The fact is that it is impossible to succeed without failing. Failure is an indispensable prerequisite for success. All great success is preceded by great failure. If you wish to fulfill your potential, you have to be willing to risk failure over and over and over, because there is no way that you can ever accomplish worthwhile goals until you have fallen on your face so many times that you have eventually learned the lessons that you need for great achievement.”

And many a successful person will tell you, “Show me a man who has never failed and I will show you a man who has never tried”.

So get out that pen and paper and write down some goals.  You will be amazed at what you will achieve.

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