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Your FUEL for Growth

 

 

  In the previous installment, we reassessed and realigned   our “reference group,” or the associations that can help     or hurt us in achieving our goals.

 

  Now we need to talk about the most powerful          influence in your life: the information or input you feed    your mind.

 

  If we want to produce different results in life, we have to    think differently, to nurture a different mindset. As Einstein  said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same  thinking we used when we created them.”

 

 If your thinking is stinking so will your results. What you  think about, you create. This is why all the monumental  classic personal-achievement books have focused on  how you think:Think and Grow Rich, As a Man Thinketh, The Power of Positive Thinking, The Magic of Thinking Big, etc.

 

You are not what you think you are, but what you think… you are!

The most constant influence of conditioning that affects our lives, our results and our ability to achieve is the information we feed our mind.

 

 Read more here: darrenhardy.success.com/2010/02/db10-your-fuel-for-growth/

Remain F-L-E-X-I-B-L-E

Have you ever heard the adage, “I will accomplish this even if it kills me”? Well, in my early years of goal setting and achieving… I almost died! I also missed a lot of other opportunities along the way.

 

I became so focused, so dogmatic about the goals I had set and my specific plans to achieve them that my blinders kept me from 1) seeing easier and faster routes to my destination, and 2) that some of the goals that were important earlier in the year or at the beginning of the decade were less important than I originally believed.

One of the greatest challenges to success is learning how to stay focused on your goals while remaining flexible enough to adapt to needed change.

 

Your Achievement Management System

 Wow! We have covered some incredible ground thus far! You have your ambitious and appropriate goals that are based on your strengths and opportunities and have been whole-life balanced. You know who you want to become, who you want to serve and you have the strategic plan of action to achieve all your worthy goals.

 

Now it is time to create an execution system to implement your plan in the real world—your world.

Some of the best of intentions and greatest plans have failed because there wasn’t a system of execution to see them through. When it comes down to it, your new plans, your new actions, your new behavior, have to be implemented into your monthly, weekly and ultimately daily routine. A routine is something you do every day without fail… and eventually without thinking about it.

To read more darrenhardy.success.com/2010/02/db10-goal-setting-9/

 

Your Strategic Plan of Action

The difference between a dream or fantasy and a goal you will achieve is: 1) writing it down (what we have already done) and, 2) outlining a specific plan to achieve the goal (what we will do in this installment).Now it is time to formulate your strategic plan of action.

I explained early on in this series how goals work (you can review here). When you know what you are looking for, it gives your mind a ‘new set of eyes’ to see the world around you. You begin to notice the people, resources and even ideas needed for achieving your goal. But if your goal is defined only by an audacious and distant destination, your mind may be thrown off by elusiveness and ambiguity. It doesn’t know what to look for to help you get there.

To read more from Darren Hardy´s "Designing the best 10 years of your life", klick here darrenhardy.success.com/2010/01/db10-action-plan8/

 

GIVE what you WANT

On your journey to achieving your
goals, this one shift in your mindset
can radically change how the world
around you responds to and receives you.

The process of goal-setting can make you very myopic and ‘ME’-focused. If we really want to get what we want, we have to remember one of the oldest success principles: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Or as Zig Ziglar puts it: “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

Want to read more: Klick here darrenhardy.success.com/2010/01/db10-give-goal-setting7/

 

The MAGIC Factor to Achieving Your Goals

Typically, the first thought that comes to mind after writing down a goal is, “What do I need to do to accomplish this?” That, unfortunately, is not the right question to ask.

Let me give you an example—When I was single and ready to find my wife and be married, I made a long list of the qualities of the perfect woman (for me). I filled up more than 40 pages describing my wife to be in great detail—her personality, character, key attributes, attitudes and philosophies about life, tastes, interests, even what kind of family she’d come from, culture, and of course physical makeup down to the texture of her hair, etc. I wrote in depth what our life would be like and what we’d do together.

I then had my goal and it was specific, measureable, attainable (I hoped!), relevant and time-sensitive.

To read more, klick here:

darrenhardy.success.com/2010/01/db10-goal-settingpt6/

 

This is it—The GRAND DESIGN!

Tweet Are you ready? Ready to write (and right) your future? Ready to be bold, dream big and put it (your aspirations) on the line (literally)? Ready to proclaim your BHAGs (Big, Hairy and Audacious Goals)? This is it. It’s time for the GRAND DESIGN. This is actually the easy part. You knew about goal-setting before …

Your BALANCE Sheet

Tweet In the previous installments, we inventoried your current assets, liabilities, strengths and weaknesses. We also looked at your potential opportunities and threats to your future. Before deciding where to apply those assets and the focus of your creative effort, we need to total the current balances in each account of your life. This is …

Finding Your Unique Advantage

Tweet Review: INTRO, WHY & HOW, PART 1 and PART 2 We’ve examined your life thus far and have looked into your future and established what direction you want your life to take from this point forward. You now know what you stand for (your values); you know the mission you will crusade for (your actions); and you’ve clarified the …

Why You Exist — Finding and Defining Your Major Purpose

 

 

This is one of the most important installments of the process.

 

Here, we will delve into some of the great This is one of the most important installments of the process.

 

Here, we will delve into some of the great questions of our humanity and individual lives: Why are you here? What is your life’s purpose? What difference will you make? How will you be remembered? Who are you? What do you stand for? What values do you represent, protect and fight for? What are you willing to die for and live for?

 

To read more, klick here:

 darrenhardy.success.com/2010/01/db10-purpose-goal-setting/

 

For the worksheet, klick here:

 

www.success.com/pdf/DB10_worksheet_set_1.pdf