In this post we're taking a look at a chapter inside of Brian Tracy's 'Maximum Achievement'. He's written over 80 books and this is his all time bestseller. In there is his 12-step system for goal achievement.
First step is desire. Brain Tracy calls this the motivational force to overcome fear and inertia. Why is desire important?
"An intense burning desire for a specific goal enables you to rise above your fears and move forward over any obstacles."
If you've got desire, that's a good step for making your goals come to life.
Next is belief. "You must absolutely believe that it is possible to achieve your goal." He says belief is the catalyst that activates your mental powers and that your goals be realistic. He gives an example where he was making $40,000 a year and his goal was to make $400,000 the next year. He failed because he didn't actually believe he could do it. Next year he instead made his goal to go from $40,000 to $60,000. He achieved that goal quite easily but likely wouldn't have if he didn't have the belief.
Identify the Information for your goal. What talents, skills, abilities and experience or ability is required to achieve your goal? To get more fit, it'd be good to understand what are some of the activities and exercises to achieve that goal. Could it be weightlifting, running, swimming or maybe better information on physical upkeep?
Identifying the people whose help and cooperation is required. This might be family you might have to borrow some seed capital from, or maybe it's your boss because you need some time off, maybe it's bankers to help finance your dream or maybe you need more customers. Begin to organize relationships that enable the achievement of those goals.
Make a plan. This is the easiest step because a plan is about taking the answers from all those previous steps and combining them. Prioritize by figuring out what is the most important thing to do, then ask yourself what's the second most important and then you keep asking down the line until you've listed every activity based on its value to the completed goal.
Visualization. Create a clear mental picture of your goal as it would appear if it were already achieved. He says your subconscious mind is activated by pictures and if you look at any kind of Olympic achievers or people that have won gold medals and done all kinds of wonderful achievements one thing they've all done is they've made a picture in their mind.
Never Quit. Back your goals and plans with persistence and determination and he says as long as you refuse to quit you must eventually be successful.
- Write it down
- How will you benefit
- Analyze it
- Give it a deadline
- Identify the Obstacles
- Identify what info you need
- Who can help?
- Make a plan
- Don't Quit
Brian Tracy Goal Achievement System Review Video.
For more on goal achievement consider checking out Brian Tracy's courses on goal achievement and maximum productivity.
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