Brian Tracy’s How To Achieve Your Goal

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Brian Tracy’s formula for goal setting and goal achieving begins with deciding exactly what you want. Sit down with a pen and a notepad. Journal about what is it that you want in your life? Write it down. Many people do not write down their goals. And only a handful who actually write down their goals achieve what they set out to achieve. If you want to achieve your goal, make sure you write it down.

Second, set a deadline for your goal. Just writing down your goal won’t be as motivating if you don’t have a deadline. If your goal is to write a book, set a deadline for when you will finish writing. At least, come up with a deadline for your first draft. A goal without a deadline is simply a daydream, a wishful thought. There is power in setting a deadline to your goal.

Third, think about everything you can and should do to achieve that goal. It doesn’t have to be the perfect list as of now. But it’s important that you come up with a list of things you can and should do. The list can grow as time goes and you find out more about the process of achieving your goal. But at this point, brainstorm every activity you can think of that will help you achieve the goal.

Fourth, organize the above list of things by sequence and or by priority. That is, if your goal is to write a book, you first need to have your first draft of 40,000+ words. Then, you need to send your draft to a professional editor. Next, you hire a professional designer for your book covers and designs before you send it to the publishing company. And you might want to come up with a pre-launching event to promote your book. Organizing what you need to do by sequence can help you focus on what needs to be done so you can actually get it done.

Lastly, do something every day that moves you toward achieving your goal. This is the most critical part of the formula. Planning and thinking won’t get you to your goal. Only taking a specific and tangible action will. Doing something daily and consistently is key. If you want to write a book, you must sit down at least a couple of hours writing. No matter how small step it is, it’s necessary that you do it daily to keep the momentum going.

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