I’ve always been amazed at how many things I learned years ago continue to manifest themselves again and again. Universal truths, sometimes regardless of their simplicity, have a tendency to do just that.
Early in my career, I was fortunate to discover the wisdom of authors and speakers such as Earl Nightingale, Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, Wayne Dyer, Robert Schuller and so many others who contributed to my foundational beliefs. Basic wisdom and truths I learned at that time are still being practiced and proven to this day. The lessons have been passed on by a new generation of messengers … but the messages have passed the test of time.
For instance, I remember learning that “The way you see life will largely determine what you get out of it.” The example used to illustrate this truth was a simple bar of iron. Use it as a door stop, and it’s worth a couple of dollars. If used in the production of horseshoes, the value of that same bar increases to about $50. Remove the impurities, refine it into fine steel and create mainsprings for precision watches, and it’s worth a quarter of a million dollars!
It all depends on how you view that simple bar of iron. The same theory holds true in how you view yourself and your future. It’s critical that we establish major goals accompanied by deadlines. This requires preparation and a plan which leads to action. This formula is necessary regardless of your personal choices in life.
Sadly, goal setting is seldom taught in school, and in the few instances that it is shared, it’s done so sparingly! On a more positive note, we’ve been receiving increased interest from the business community in our goal-setting seminar, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal!” Apparently more and more leaders understand the importance of every employee knowing the critical steps of setting goals.
To insure future success … research, read, or attend a seminar to learn exactly how goal setting can and will impact your future in a more positive way.
This short video may inspire you to enhance your efforts to set the goals that will provide your desired success.