3 Keys to Effective Goal Setting

Here's the transcript of today's video blog.

Hi, I'm Glenn Smith, The Growth Coach in Houston, TX. Having coached executives and business leaders for many years, I've come to realize most people do not come anywhere close to reaching their full potential. In fact, most people throughout their lives come to realize they have so much untapped potential. Many times, you'll hear it when they come to the end of their life; they express regrets, they say things like, "I wish I had taken more risks" or "I wish I had pursued more opportunities or ideas that for whatever reason I didn't pursue them." They key way to achieve the things you really want to achieve in life is to set goals, and that's what we're talking about today. I want to share with you some points that will help you in goal setting. One person said it this way: "Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement." And that's really true. To achieve your potential, you want to set goals. And what we have here today are 3 keys to effective goal setting. When you set a goal, you always want to include these three things:

1. Include an Action Word

What are you going to do? That's an action word.

2. Identify an End Result

Once you accomplish this goal, how will you know that you've accomplished it? You want a specific, measurable end result.

3. Put a Due Date On Your Goal

By doing this, you create a sense of urgency and a target for yourself. Napoleon Hill who wrote the classic book, Think and Grow Rich, nearly 100 years ago, interviewed many different successful people. He asked them one question. He asked, "What is the secret to your success?" And he said that nearly every person said the same two things. Number one, I wrote down my goals. And number two, I looked at them every day. And so by writing our goals down we get clarity. And we also have something to look at, something to visualize, and something to focus on. I want to encourage you to take these three keys, write down your goals, and look at them every day, and you'll be amazed at what you'll achieve. Thank you for watching.

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