Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Zig Ziglar - Ten Steps to Achieving Your Goals

I am clearing my inbox after quite sometime and am going through another 'Zig Zig' phase of discovery :)

....Here's one more great article.

The Gist - Commitment, Plan (detailed and broken-down), Execution based on Values, Ready for challenges and changes, Team work, Visualization for inspiration....

Training Lesson - Ten Steps To Achieving Your Goals

You've got (less than) 90 days to accomplish your goals for 2005!

We're now into the final quarter of the year, and that means there�s less than three months before 2005 is history. How are you doing on accomplishing the goals you set for this year? Right about now, many of our readers can use a little goal-setting boost, and so here's Zig Ziglar's 10-step formula for accomplishing goals.

1. Make the commitment to reach your goal. 'One person with a commitment is worth a hundred who only have an interest.' Mary Crowley.

2. Commit yourself to detailed accountability. Record your progress toward your goals every night, and list the six most important things you need to do the next day. Daily discipline is the key to reaching your goals.

3. Build your life on a sold foundation of honesty, character, integrity, trust, love, and loyalty. This foundation will give you an honest shot at reaching any goal you have set properly.

4. Break your intermediate and long-range goals into increments.

5. Be prepared to change. You can't control the weather, inflation, interest rates, Wall Street, etc. Change your decision to move toward a goal carefully--but be willing to change your direction to get there as conditions and circumstances demand.

6. Share your 'give-up' goals (i.e., give up smoking, being rude, procrastinating, being late, eating too much, etc.) with many people. Chances are excellent they're going to encourage you.

7. Become a team player. Remember: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

8. See the reaching. In your imagination see yourself receiving that diploma, getting that job or promotion, making that speech, moving into the home of your dreams, achieving that weight-loss goal, etc.

9. Each time you reach a goal your confidence will grow so that you can do bigger and better things. After accomplishing any goal, record it in your journal, Weekly Planner or Palm Pilot.

10. Remember, what you get by reaching your destination isn't nearly as important as what you become by reaching your goals--what you will become is the winner you were born to be!

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