1- Fundamentals: success is no more than the natural consequence of consistently applying the fundamentals of success to life. Half dozen things (there are always a half-dozen things that make 50% of difference). What are the half-dozen things that will make the most difference to the outcome?
2- Wealth: Wealth that comes from the conversation of effort and enterprise into currency and equity.
3- Happiness: It’s a method of thinking that organizes feelings and activities
4- Discipline: Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment, the glue that binds inspiration to achievement. Failure is not an isolated event. It's a consequence of little failures when they happen as a result of too little discipline. We fail to think… today, act… today, care, strive, climb, learn, or just keep going… today. Success it's the reverse. Don't say: “If I could, I would…”. Say instead: “If I Would, I could… If I will, I can”
5- Action vs Self-delusion: To make progress you must actually get started. To become wealthy, develop a wealthy plan. Anyone can. Start setting you first goal… today, start listening to motivational audios… today. It's a new day, a new beginning for your life.
Strategy One: Unleash The Power of Goals
Goals: What Motivates People
If you don't have a list of your goals, I can guess your bank balance within a few hundred dollars. If I had a list of goals my bank balance would change.
The power of dreams: all the factors that affect our lives, none have as much potential power for doing good as our ability to dream.
Spend some time designing your future. Stop worrying about things.
The future captures our imagination. Visualize them.
The power of well-defined goals: the better you define them, the better you describe them, the better you work on achieving them, the stronger they pull.
Reasons: Have enough reasons. Reasons come first, answers, second. When you know what you want and want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it.
Four great motivators: Different thing motivate different people
2- Feelings of winning
4- Benevolence: the desire to share one’s wealth
Nitty-gritty reasons: even anger and embarrassment, when properly channeled, can act as powerful nitty-gritty motivators to achieve. Massive success is the sweetest revenge. Have enough reasons.
Goals: How to set them
What do I want within the next one to ten years?- 10 to 15 minutes for the whole exercise. Write about fifty different items: to do’s, to be’s, to see, to have, to go, to share.
After you have completed your list, review what you’ve written.
Next put the number of years you believe it will take for you to achieve each item in your list. To the goals you believe will take approximately 1 years, write “1”, “3”, “5”, and “10”.
Now check if the goals are in balance, respectful of if you find that you have lots of ten-year goals, but very few one-year goals. This could be putting off having to act now by postponing the target date. The key here is to develop a balance between short-term and long-term goals.
Now choose the four goals from each of the four time categories (one-year, 3 year, 5 year, 10 years) that you consider the most important to you. You now have 16 goals.
For each 16 goals write a short paragraph which includes the following
A detailed description of what you want. How high, how long, how much, what model, what color and so on. Or a detailed job you want to start, salary, title, number of employees, budget under your control, and so on.
The reason “why” you want to achieve or acquire the item described. You really want it? Good reasons behind that.
Now write these 16 goals on a sheet of paper, and carry them with you all the time.
Review them once a week to see if they’re still important and if you are taking active steps toward their realization.
I define short-term goals as those which take anywhere from a day to a year to achieve.
These goals are more modesty, but with equal importance.
This kind of goals are “confidence builders”
Make goals for a day, a week and by month. Or you may position them as subcategories of your long-term goals.
Make losing goals painful.
Think in this:
Don't start your day until you have it finished
Don’t stat a week until you have it finished
Don’t start your month until it’s finished
Goals: Making them work your you
To have your goals transform you, you must set them high. High enough to excite your imagination and motivate your action, but don't set them so far beyond you that you lose heart before you begin.
The true purpose of your goals. The real value in setting goals is not in their achievement. The major reason is to compel (obligar) you to become the person it takes to achieve them. The greatest value is in the skills, knowledge, discipline and leadership qualities you’ll develop in reaching that elevated status. It's the experience in planning and developing experiences, it's the inner strengths, courage, commitment, willpower and so on.
What kind of person will you have to become to get all you want? Write the kind of skills and knowledge you'll develop to achieve it. Income rarely exceeds personal development.
Don’t become overwhelmed (abrumado): relax. Your ability will grow to match your dreams. The more your work in your dreams, the more new opportunities will present themselves to you. You don't have to be the person you were yesterday. You can make changes in your life. Your abilities will grow.
Asking: ask what you want. Ask and you shall receive. Asking starts the process of receiving. Ask with faith. Faith is the childlike part. It means believe that you can get what you want. Believe as a child believes. Believe without skepticism and cynicism of the adult in you. Many of us have become “too” skeptical. We’ve lost the wonderful innocent, childlike faith and trust. Don’t let this stop you. Believe and have faith in yourself and your goals. And get excited - just like a child. Childlike enthusiasm - there’s nothing more contagious. Children think they can do anything. They want to know everything. How wonderful
Goal setting and time management: unless you have goals, it's impossible to manage your time effectively.
Priorities: Majors and Minors.
Making a decision: An important part of setting priorities is learning to separate the minors of your life from de majors. When you make a decision ask yourself: Is this a minor or a major? Always with your goals in mind.
Time management: don’t spend minor time on major things. It's easy to get values all mixed up. Don't spend the major money on minor things
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