The First Rule of Success
Write down your personal and professional goals and review them daily
I’m sure I’m not the first person to tell you that you should write down your goals, but are you? Alas, most people don’t do it, or do it once and never look at it again. There’s a magic power in writing down the words. Constantly viewing, visualizing your destination creates a bridge from here and now to your future. It’s your roadmap to your destiny. Would you ever foolishly get in a boat and set sail across the Atlantic without a rudder and a GPS? Earl Nightingale said, “People who have [written] goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple.” Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “You’ll see it when you believe it.” And let’s not forget the Law of Attraction: if you visualize the future with great passion and conviction, you will begin to attract the people and means to achieve it. They’ll come out of nowhere like the Hall of Famers came out of the corn field in Field of Dreams.
Goals should be formidable, but not insurmountable. They should be motivating and bring great value to your life; they’re not your everyday lower-level objectives, which belong in your daily to-do list. Goals must be constantly replaced, too. If a goal has been mastered, you need to pursue a new one—write it down! But not in concrete; you want flexibility, you want the goal to be amendable.
A life without goals is a sad blank canvas.
Ken Tasch is the inventor of the LAUNCH™ Selling and Business Capture System: a simple and easy way to significantly increase the odds of winning new business.
I retired this year from over 40 years of starting my own businesses and managing businesses for corporations. My goal is to help others succeed and grow to be everything they want to be; to give back and share my life experience.