If you read any good book on self motivation one of the main things that they say is put your goals in writing. It is proven over and over that those who do are MUCH more successful. As you know the top 5% of our nation owns about 80% of the resources of our nation. It is also proven that among this top 5% over 90% have written goals. They may have done that because they are success driven, they also may have become successful because they had written goals. But the same data says that of people in the bottom 80% on income earners only 2-3% of them have written goals. This is a huge contrast. If there is anything that can determine success it may be having written goals.
I also have been talking to successful people, and almost all agree that you will not be really successful until you have a WHY, a reason why you NEED to be successful to meet the purpose of your life. Many tell you that you need to have a BIG why. You need it do be 10-20 years out. For many people they like to put their why as a photo montage on top of just writing it, have the photos of the car, the house, and the lifestyle you want. This makes it more real.
I take this much further, I also make a HOW. It is great to have a why, but with no plan you can never get there. Next I have Mid Term Goals, these are usually goals that are 6 months out, something that is hard enough that it will push me but not so hard that it is unrealistic. Some of them are Goals on what to do with the success we make, others are business benchmarks to make sure we get that success. Lastly, and most important, I have a Daily Action sheet, this is a list of activities, that I need to do daily in order to get to the Mid Term Goals. If I do this action then the goals should be simple.
Now I take all of these and put them in 28point font and print them out and hang them on the wall of my bathroom. It is a place where I have time to read a few times a day, but also a place where not too many others will see my goals. Because I am a business person, I try not to share my goals with W2 people, you know the people who work for someone else. The reason is simply because they don’t get it, and they almost always are more negative than positive. But because my readers here are NOT like that I will share my list HERE, simply click HERE to download it, edit it so that it has meaning for you and post it.
Action Plan for today. If you don’t have it already, then write down your Why, How, Mid Term Goals, and Daily Action, and put it somewhere you can see it daily. DO IT NOW, WHILE YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT IT
Tell me what you think, leave a comment, and you made your own signs I would really like to hear from you about what you put on your sign.