In the absence of a clear direction for your life, you will either meander aimlessly or you will build a career that you don’t feel good about.
You may make some money, and you may do some interesting work, but the end result will not resemble anything you ever made a conscious decision to build, and ultimately you will be left with the sinking feeling that maybe you took a wrong turn somewhere along the way.
This allows you to measure your progress and know with a high degree of certainty whether or not you’ve actually achieved your goal. If you do nothing or if you act without clarity, then you are almost certainly a victim of “being outgoaled.” In other words you are spending your time working on other people’s goals without even knowing it.
You are happily working to enrich your landlord, other businesses, advertisers, stockholders, etc.
Part of the reason is a lack of knowledge about how to set clear goals.
You can go through years of schooling and never receive any instruction on goal setting at all.
If you don’t take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you’re trying to accomplish, then you’re forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do.
Hunt, a man who rose from a bankrupt cotton farmer in the 1930s to a multi-billionaire when he died in 1974, was once asked during a TV interview what advice he could give to others who wanted to be financially successful. First, you must decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish. And secondly, you must determine what price you’ll have to pay to get it, and then resolve to pay that price Clear goals and objectives are essential to the success of any business, and this is no less true of building your own career.
An example of a clear business goal would be that your gross income for the month of April this year is 00 or more. It’s been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it.
That is something you can calculate precisely, and at the end of the month, you can give a definitive answer as to whether or not your goal has been achieved. Goals must be in writing in the form of positive, present-tense, personal affirmations.