This is the seventh in a series of posts on Your Self Improvement Project inspired by a post by Darren Hardy on his blog. I am looking at things I can learn and you can learn from selected books as part of that project.
Goals by Brian Tracy
By mastering the process of creating, clarifying and using goals to guide your activity you have the potential to use the one resource that is most limited, your time, to achieve the most possible. This is the thesis of Brian Tracy’s book on Goals.
Here are my three top lessons from Tracy’s book:
- Write Out Your Goals: If Tracy was given only five minutes to speak to you and he could convey only one thought that would help you to be more successful, he would tell you “Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.” This is the most powerful teaching in the entire book.
- Your Thoughts Dictate What You Accomplish: “It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from; all that matters is where you’re going. And where you are going is solely determined by yourself and your own thoughts.”
- Taking Action is the Key to Achievement: The primary difference between high achievers and low achievers is “action orientation.” Men and women who accomplish tremendous deeds in life are intensely action oriented.
In a future post I will discuss in more detail an action plan to implement these principles.
What do you think? Do you utilize these ideas?
You can view past articles in this series through the links below.
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.