Goals Book Report

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How to Get Everything You Want - Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

T[here] they are, the twenty-one most important principles of goal setting and goal
achieving ever discovered. Your regular review and practice of these principles will
enable you to live an extraordinary life. Nothing can stop you now. Good luck!

Chapter 1 - Unlock Your Potential - Always remember that your true potential is unlimited.
Whatever you have accomplished in life up to now has only been preparation for the amazing
things you can accomplish in the future.

1. Imagine that you have the inborn ability to achieve any goal you could ever set for
yourself. What do you really want to be, have, and do?

2. What are the activities that give you your greatest sense of meaning and purpose of life?
3. Look at your personal and work life today and identify how you own thinking has
created your world. What should you or could you change?

4. What do you think and talk about most of the time—what you want or what you don't want?
5. What is the price you have to pay to achieve the goals that are most important to you?
6. What one action should you take immediately as the result of your answers to the above questions?

Chapter 2 - Take Charge of Your Life - You are completely responsible for everything you
are today, for everything you think, say, and do, and for everything you become from this
moment forward. Refuse to make excuses or to blame others. Instead, make progress toward
your goals every day.

1. Identify your biggest problem or source of negativity in life today. In what ways
are you responsible for this situation?

2. See yourself as the president of your own company. How would you act differently if
you owned 100 percent of the shares?

3. Resolve today to stop blaming anyone else for anything and instead accept complete
responsibility in every area of your life. What actions should you be taking?

4. Stop making excuses and start making progress. Imagine that your favorite excuses
have no basis in fact, and act accordingly.

5. See yourself as the primary creative force in your own life. You are where you are
and what you are because of your own choices and decisions. What should you change?

6. Resolve today to forgive anyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Let it go. Refuse
to discuss it again. Instead, get so busy working on something that is important to you
that you don't have time to think about it again.

Chapter 3 - Create Your Own Future - Imagine that you have no limitations on what you can
do, be, or have in the months and years ahead. Think about and plan your future as if you
had all the resources you needed to create any life that you desire.

1. Imagine that there is a solution to every problem, a way to overcome every
limitation, and no limit on your achieving every goal you can set for yourself. What would
you do differently?

2. Practice "back from the future thinking." Project forward five years and look back
to the present. What would have to have happened for your world to be ideal?

3. Imagine your financial life was perfect in every way. How much would you be
earning? How much would you be worth? What steps could you take, starting today, to make
these goals a reality?

4. Imagine your family and personal life was perfect. What would it look like? What
should you start doing more of, or less of, starting today?

5. Plan your perfect calendar. Design your year from January to December as if you had
no limitations. What would you change, starting today?

6. Imagine that your levels of health and fitness were perfect in every way. What
could you do, starting today, to make your vision for yourself into a reality?

Chapter 4 - Clarify Your Values - Your innermost values and convictions define you as a
person. Take the time to think through what you really believe in and care about in each
area of your life. Refuse to deviate from what you feel is right for you.

1. Make a list of your three to five most important values in life today. What do you
really believe in and stand for?

2. What qualities and values are you best known for today among the people who know you?
3. What do you consider to be the most important values guiding your relationships with others in your life?
4. What are your values regarding money and financial success? Are you practicing these values today?
5. Describe your picture of an ideal person, the person you would most want to be if you had no limitations.
6. Write your own obituary to be read to your friends and family at your funeral,
exactly as you would like to be remembered.

7. What one change could you make in your behavior today that would help you to live
in greater harmony with your values?

Chapter 5 - Determine Your True Goals - Decide for yourself what you really want to
accomplish in every area of your life. Clarity is essential for happiness and
high-performance living.

1. Write down your three most important goals in life right now.
2. What are your three most pressing problems or worries right now?
3. If you won a million dollars cash, tax free, tomorrow, what changes in your life would you make immediately?
4. What do you really love to do? What gives you the greatest feelings of value, importance, and satisfaction?
5. If you could wave a magic wand over your life and have anything you wanted, what would you wish for?
6. What would you do, how would you spend your time, if you had only six months left to live?
7. What would you really want to do with your life if you had no limitations?

Chapter 6 - Decide upon Your Major Definite Purpose - You need a central purpose to build
your life around. There must be a single goal that will help you to achieve your other
goals more than any other. Decide what it is for you and work on it all the time.

1. What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?
2. Make a list of ten goals you would like to achieve in the months and years ahead,
in the present tense. Select the one goal from that list that would have the greatest
positive impact on your life.

3. Determine how you will measure progress and success in the achieving of this goal. Write it down.
4. Make a list of everything you can do that will move you toward your goal. Take
action on at least one thing immediately.

5. Determine the price you will have to pay in additional work, time, and commitment
to achieve your goal, and then get busy paying that price.

Chapter 7 - Analyze Your Beliefs - Your beliefs about your own abilities and about the
world around you will have more of an impact on your feelings and actions than any other
factor. Make sure that your beliefs are positive and consistent with achieving everything
that is possible for you.

1. "Act as if!" If you were one of the most competent and highly respected people in
your field, how would you think, act, and feel differently from today?

2. Imagine that you have a "golden touch" with money. If you were an extremely
competent money manager, how would you handle your finances?

3. Identify the self-limiting beliefs that could be holding you back. How would you
act if they were completely untrue?

4. Select a belief that you would most like to have about yourself at a deep inner
level. Pretend as if you already believe this to be true about yourself.

5. Look into the most difficult situation you are dealing with right now. What
valuable lessons does it contain that can help you to be better in the future?

Chapter 8 - Start at the Beginning -- Do a careful analysis of your starting point before
you set off toward the achievement of your goal. Determine your exact situation today and
be both honest and realistic about what you want to accomplish in the future.

1. Determine the reality of your current situation relative to your major goals. Where
are you now and how far do you have to go?

2. Apply the zero-based thinking principle to every area of your life. What are you
doing today that you wouldn't get involved with again if you had it to do over, knowing
what you know now?

3. Do a complete financial analysis of you life. How much are you earning today, and
how much are you worth? What are your goals in these areas?

4. Do a complete skills analysis of yourself and your work. Where are you good? Where do you need to improve?
5. Determine exactly how much you earn each hour and what it is you do to earn that
amount. What do you have to do to increase your hourly rate in the months ahead?

6. Imagine your future was perfect in every way. What would have to happen to make that vision a reality?

Chapter 9 - Measure Your Progress - Set clear benchmarks, measures, and scorecards for
yourself on the road to your goal. These measures help you to access how well you are
doing and enable you to make necessary adjustments and corrections as you go along.

1. Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in
each area of your life. Refer to it daily.

2. Determine the most important part of your job as it affects your income, and
measure your daily activities in that area.

3. Set a minimum, specific amount for daily, weekly, monthly saving and investment,
and discipline yourself to put away those amounts.

4. Break every large goal down into measurable, controllable parts then focus on
accomplishing each part on a fixed deadline.

5. Make it a game with yourself to set benchmarks, measures, scorecards, targets, and
deadlines for every goal, and then focus on those numbers and dates. The goals will take
of themselves.

6. Resolve to accomplish at least one specific part of a larger goal each day, and never miss a day.

Chapter 10 - Remove the Roadblocks - Success boils down to the ability to solve problems
and remove obstacles on the path to your goal. Fortunately, problem solving is a skill you
can master with practice and thereby achieve your goals faster than you ever thought

1. Identify a major goal and then ask, "Why aren't I there already? What is holding me
back? List everything you can think of.

2. Look into yourself and face the possibility that it is your own fears and doubts
that are your biggest roadblocks to success.

3. Identify the constraint or limiting factor, in yourself or the situation, that sets
the speed at which you achieve your goal.

4. Develop several definitions of your major problem or obstacle. Ask, "What else is the problem?"
5. Define your best solution as a goal, set a deadline, make a plan of action, and
then get busy on your plan. Work on it every day until the problem is solved or the
obstacle is removed.

Chapter 11 - Become an Expert in Your Field - You have within you, right now, the ability
to be one of the very best at what you do, to join the top 10 percent in your field. Set
this as a goal, work on it every day, and never stop working at it until you get there.

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