Goal Setting & Goal Getting

Jeff Herring
 


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The Law of Can't - You cannot achieve a goal that you do not have. That sounds so obvious, but we so easily forget it. We have wishes, desires, or dreams, but then don’t turn them into goals. And then we wonder why we don’t make progress toward our wishes, desires, and dreams.

The Law of Ink - Here’s a quote from pastor John Rickenbacker, “The dullest ink is stronger than the sharpest memory. ” In other words, write your goals down. Commit them to paper.

The Law of Work - Richard Bach said “there is no such thing as a wish without the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. ” Goals require work. So do many things worth doing.

The Law of Dreams - It’s been said that “a goal is a dream with a deadline. ” One of the keys to successfully achieving goals is to have a deadline that other people know about. This will help hold you accountable. And then if you really want to change your life, achieve the goal before the deadline.

The Law of One at a Time - When you are first learning how to set and achieve goals, it’s best to start out with just one. This will allow you to:

  • focus on one goal at a time

  • avoid getting overwhelmed

  • experience the success of achieving a goal

  • build momentum for the next goals

    Remember, we all have to walk before we run. As you strengthen your goal setting muscles, you’ll be ready to add more and work on several at the same time.

    The Law of Slipping - This is where lots of folks begin to lose sight of their goals. No matter how much we want to change something, it’s human nature that we will slip up now and then. The danger when we slip up is to say “Well, I blew. I might as well just give up. ” Wrong. You fell off the horse, brush your self off and get back on it. This leads to. . .

    The Law of Persistence - Entrepreneur Robert Allen says “In the battle between the rock and the river, the river always wins. Not because the river is stronger, but because the river has the power of persistence. ” Stick with it! Don’t die of thirst a few feet from the water fountain.

    The Law of Getting - While you are busy setting goals, make sure you remember this is all about getting goals. And then once you get them, to enjoy them.

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