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Aim – Do You Have a Target Goal?

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The first step to success in anything is to define your desired aim.  You have to be clear about what you’re after.

What do you want to accomplish? What is your goal?

Without a definite chief aim, your efforts will be like a corked bottle lost in the sea. It tumbles and tosses with the waves drifting aimlessly never knowing where it’s headed or why.

Les Brown put it best when he said “If you don’t know where you’re going, you will end up somewhere else.”  Fundamental to all of Napoleon Hill’s teachings is the principal of deciding on your definite purpose.  Have a focus on your goal will let you concentrate your energy on that which really matters.  There are so many distractions today and it’s too easy to lose track of what we’re after and why.

“Until a man selects a definite purpose in life, he dissipates his energies and spreads his thoughts over so many subjects and in so many different directions that they lead not to power, but to indecision and weakness.”  – Napoleon Hill

It takes focus and clarity on what it is you want to accomplish.  Having a clear goal gives you power and purpose.  However, to maintain focus you must also say no occasionally.  Distractions will show up in the form of potential opportunities and unless you have a clear focus your aim, the temptation will through you off course.  The first step in the SHARK Belief process to clearly define your aim.

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“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for,

no wind is the right wind.”   – Seneca

Set Big Goals

Think Big

I challenge you to not only set clear and specific goals, but also to set big goals. Not simply because the prize is bigger or better, but because of who you will become in the process of reaching your goals.

The person you become as you achieve your goals is more valuable than the goal itself. Also, while big goals can be a little scary at first, they also excite us and keep us motivated.

Grant Cardone’s business book “The 10X Rule” is an excellent read and challenges you to go big on your goals.   His book challenges you to go HUGE on your goals and explains why you need to do so.

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Okay, so you have a big goal that seems scary and impossible.  What next?

Once you decided what it is that you want, plan it out. Divide your goals into small steps, then into even smaller, until you have a list of simple tasks to do each day.   And make them so easy and quick that it will be impossible to say no.  Create habits and routines that will lead you to take daily action towards your goals.

It’s the process that we need to work on daily while keeping our focus on the ultimate aim.  Read more about habits and routine and you’ll see who these all start to synergies to make your success a reality.  We may not notice a difference each day but the cumulative effect over time is extraordinary.

“The bigger and more unrealistic you goals are –  and the more they’re aligned to your purpose and duty – the more they’ll energize and fuel your actions.”   – Grant Cardone

Think Big!