MORE ON GOALSETTING and GOAL ACHIEVING: The technique of Visualisation

Written by Craig Lock

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In setting goals we need to allow for our future growth and development. If you want to grow, you've got to eat your "veggies" and use your potential torepparttar fullest.

Life is one long journey of self discovery. It is also a great opportunity for self improvement - to grow day by day, even though you might haverepparttar 102023 occasional stumble. If you accept yourself and are happy justrepparttar 102024 way you are, that's fine by me too.

"Plantrepparttar 102025 right seed to getrepparttar 102026 right plant" - anon

"Keep your mind on what you want and off what you don't want" - Napoleon Hill

"You will become as small as your controlling desires; as great as your dominant aspiration" - James Allen

Now that we've defined and set our goals, lets look at ACHIEVING them by getting and then staying FOCUSSED...


There are a number of important factors that make people successful in achieving their personal goals... and I believe goalsetting isrepparttar 102027 key ingredient to personal success. What else determines whether we will achieve our goals? I thinkrepparttar 102028 following attributes are critical:

* A strong belief in oneself and one's ability to succeed

* Good self esteem

* Self confidence

* Self discipline

* A burning desire to achieve your pre-set goals

* A sound strategy with a great deal of thought given to PLANNING

* A desire to give something back to society and invest in people; ie. to make some contribution to your "little patch" ofrepparttar 102029 world. This leads intorepparttar 102030 next one...

* Having worthy goals which benefit one self and others

* A winning focus and a positive attitude. This is very very very important.

* Consistancy and commitment

* The ability to avoid distractions, ie.repparttar 102031 ability to FOCUS

* Affirming oneself daily that you are of value torepparttar 102032 world

* An ability to take calculated risks. I've taken a few chances in my time (perhaps too many) ... maybe you have as well.

* An ability to learn from your mistakes and to overcome repparttar 102033 fear of making mistakes

* The ability to handle stress well (I'm not so "hot" on that one!).

* Taking frequent exercise - because a healthy body keeps repparttar 102034 mind healthy

* Taking time out for relaxation

* Self motivation, and most important of all,

* Personal integrity and a sense of ethics. Who says millionaires and other successful people lack integrity and rip off gullible people inrepparttar 102035 street? I for one, definitely don't believe it. I think quite a few businessmen may be ruthless, but most of them have high moral codes of behaviour. But most importantly, they haverepparttar 102036 "bucks" to improve people's lives inrepparttar 102037 long as they are not too stingy.


Remember, it is vital to live a balanced life. So look at your goals in all areas of your life: material, physical, career, psychological and most importantly, spiritual. I think it's terribly important to BELIEVE and have FAITH that things will work out in repparttar 102038 future for you. That BELIEF (either in yourself or in a Higher Being) will largely determine your happy or unhappy your life will be.

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Written by Craig Lock

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3. Telephone interruptions

4. Cluttered/cluttered desk

5. Procrastination

6. Visitors

7. Lack of Self Discipline

8. Ineffective delegation

9. Attempting too much

10. Inability to say 'No'

The 80/20 Principle:

20% of activity gives 80% of results and 80% of activity gives 20% of results (known asrepparttar Pareto Principle). * Focus onrepparttar 102022 important few activities, notrepparttar 102023 trivial many. * Don't procrastinate * The key is self discipline. * "First we make habits, then habits make us."

"When we control our time, we master our life"

Good luck

This extract is from Craig's first published book HANDBOOK TO SURVIVE - a collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world. It's a book Craig wrote that transformed his own life. You can do the same by ordering at: or

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