Written by Craig Lock

Oh no, not another article on goalsetting!

'There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose,repparttar knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it.' - Napoleon Hill (author ofrepparttar 102113 classic book, 'Think and Grow Rich')

'Nothing happens, no forward steps are taken until a goal is established.' - David J. Schwarz (author of 'The Magic of Thinking Big '- an excellent book byrepparttar 102114 way!)

' Your life is controlled by your thoughts. Your thoughts are controlled by your goals.' - Earl Nightingale

' When we have no personal goal which we are interested in, and which means something to us, we are apt to go round in circles.' - psychologist Maxwell Maltz

'The key to peak performance is not potential or skill, but motivation and dedication....having clear performance goals and putting inrepparttar 102115 training effort to achieve them.' - Dr Sven Hansen '

I would like to repeatrepparttar 102116 critical importance of committing your plan to writing. It cannot be over-emphasised!' - Paul J. Meyer of Success Motivation Institute

'Learn how to set your goals: a. Write down your goals b. Give yourself a deadline c. Set your standards high.' - Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone (co-authors)

UNDERSTANDING GOALS Setting goals isrepparttar 102117 first step towards ACTION. They get you into motion. The energy of motivation should be harnessed by being transformed into clear goals and a clear PLAN to achieve them. Goals are dreams which come true ...and they are far easier to achieve once they are focussed. Goals therefore help to fulfil one's PURPOSE in life by giving expression to your core inner values,repparttar 102118 'real YOU'. Psychologists have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proved to berepparttar 102119 most effective way to help them cope with personal problems by:

1. Crystallising one's purpose in life - through adding meaning . 2. Helping make difficult decisions. 3. Giving direction to your life and keeping you on track by concentration. 4. Resolving conflict 5. Building confidence and 6. Adding to your self respect (or sense of value = self worth)

The power of imagination in goal setting comes from having BIG HOPES AND DREAMS. I believe too often we underestimate our capabilities. Userepparttar 102120 amazing power of your CREATIVE IMAGINATION to think what you REALLY WANT OUT OF LIFE.. Then visualise your dreams actually coming to pass.

Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more powerful than knowledge". Very true, as I believerepparttar 102121 human imagination is our greatest asset. Thoreau once wrote these beautiful words:


Written by Philip E. Humbert

Every successful person understands that they can not succeed by themselves. Success is always based on effective partnerships.

Every business needs customers. Every manufacturer needs suppliers, and entrepreneurs depend on partners for financing, marketing, and production. Evenrepparttar solitary "day trader" depends on thousands of people who maintainrepparttar 102112 systems that permit them to work "alone."

But there are even more basic partnerships that often go unnoticed, and like any partnership that is ignored, they can fall apart with disastrous impact on your business, and your life. I'm talking aboutrepparttar 102113 "internal" partnerships that are absolutely fundamental to your long-term success.

Here are 4 vital "partnerships" that must be maintained and nurtured for your business to flourish:

1. The partnership between your "Head" and your "Heart". People stuck in jobs they hate are examples of allowing this partnership to erode. Whether it'srepparttar 102114 lure of profits orrepparttar 102115 loyalties of a family business,repparttar 102116 results of following a path without passion arerepparttar 102117 same. We make money, and spend it on therapists. We haverepparttar 102118 prestige orrepparttar 102119 money, but find no joy inrepparttar 102120 process. The "logic" of your head andrepparttar 102121 "passion" of your heart must partner together for long-term success.

2. The partnership between your "Goals" and your "Values". How often have you defined a goal, committed to its achievement, and then failed to follow through? Often, this is because your values were not aligned withrepparttar 102122 goal. If your goal to earn more conflicts with your value of spending more time as a family,repparttar 102123 value will win every time! Values go deeper than goals, and when there is conflict between your goals and your values, you will fail to reach your goals, and feel badly about it, every time.

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