Do you know what make life different? The answer is goal setting.
I remember a famous Harvard business school story. They evaluated a group of students in college, and then re-evaluated them 10 years later. The study found out that the students who had been the most successful in life weren’t the ones who had achieved the highest grades. They were the ones who had specific goals, 10 years ago.
Successful people are successful because they willing to do the things unsuccessful people cannot do.
They fight against the odds. They sacrifice. They are not shackled by fear, insecurity or doubt. They feel those emotions; drink them in and then swallow them away to the blackness of hell. They are motivated by accomplishment, not pride. Because pride consumes the weak; kills their heart from within. If they fall they get up. If they were beaten they learn and return. They never stop setting goal and getting better. They never give up unlike the unsuccessful people that have no goal setting.
You can see that the big difference between successful people and unsuccessful people. Successful people have their goals in mind. They know where they want to go and finally they get there. So you need to start with a target, a destination, a goal.
You may ask me: “How to achieve goals? It is easier said than done.” You are right. Many people fail not because they don’t have goals, they fail because they haven’t achieved their goals, giving up during the journey. They forget that there is no elevator to success. There is a long road from goal to success. Goal Setting is the secret to success.