People with clear, written goals accomplish more

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

– Brian Tracy

 Anyone can wish they were millionaires, it’s easy to wish that you have the cure to cancer or that you will invent the next breakthrough technological device but I find that it’s not so easy to have clear, written goals. Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to get the people around me to write down their life goals and it’s amazing how hard it is for some and how unclear these goals can be.

Goals must be clear to really make a difference! That does not mean that you must know how to accomplish them, it means that it must be easy for us to know whether you have accomplished them or not. For example one of my goals for “iwordsofwisdom” is to have 100 quality words of wisdom to inspire and motivate my readers to a better, more fulfilled life by the end of 2013. Right now there are over 40 of them here and I am on my way. Once you have conceived the goals – WRITE THEM DOWN.  Then share them with your mentor.

Have you written down your life goals? The best way to do it is to write down 100 things you want to do or experience, you want to be and you want to contribute to the world before you die. Start the list today!

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2 thoughts on “People with clear, written goals accomplish more”

  1. Hi Ade,

    I write down my daily goals but nothing more and I’ll tell you why.

    Three times my life has changed drastically and the snap of my fingers. Totally out of my control and was not planned. I never saw any of them coming so every goal I had, each time was just thrown out the window so I learned from not once, not twice but three times that writing them down doesn’t work.

    I don’t necessarily have a clear vision for my life in general. I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’m surrounded by family and friends that love me dearly and to be honest with you, everything else is just the icing on the cake. Oh sure, we’d all love business success but in my heart I’m already successful so everything else is just a gift.

    There you have it, my own slice of wisdom whether it’s right or wrong I own it.

    Thanks for this post though and do enjoy your day.

    ~Adrienne

    1. Thanks Adrienne for taking the time to read and comment on my post. I really appreciate it.

      I can see what you mean by not writing down long term goals. However from reading your blog, I see that although your goals may not be written, you have them. You want to be happy, healthy and surrounded by people who love you and have a successful business. Some of us have the ability to visualize our goals quite clearly without writing them down, but for me I find it so much easier to write down my long term goals and review them from time to time so that I don’t get distracted by the thousand and one ideas floating around :).

      Now our plans for achieving the goals are sometimes out of our control. You really don’t know what tomorrow holds for you but you can know that regardless of what happens, you will continue to move towards your goals howbeit through another path.

      For example my goal of writing 100 posts on this blog by the end of the year may not be accomplished, but it is just a small part of a larger goal of being able to help more people by using the internet. If for some reason I am not able to write anymore, then maybe I can still speak and so on. And if my life ends suddenly, I know it would have been a fruitful life.

      One wise man once said that “. I believe that what we become as we attempt to achieve our goals is a big blessing!

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