Goals are a very interesting and necessary part of any person’s plan to become successful. Goals give you a reason to get out of bed and charge into the day. I have set goals since I discovered that I wanted to become successful. If at twenty-seven years old I had made a list of all the things I thought would make me successful and happy, I would have severely short changed myself, not only materially but also spiritually. The evolution that has taken place in my life between twenty-seven and sixty-eight years old expanded my consciousness and therefore broadened my vision, resulting in greater and more enlightened goals allowing me to achieve more than I could possibly have ever conceived at twenty-seven years of age.
This short introductory paragraph doesn’t even begin to broach the infinite subject of setting, accomplishing, resetting and evolving process that takes place in your life once you begin setting both short term and long term goals. A short term goal is one that can be achieved quickly, a simple modification of behavior or vocabulary. A long term goal can take years to accomplish. Many people don’t understand that their first attempt at attaining a goal should be one that is not too difficult. Also, you can have more than one short term goal operating which you are working toward at any given time. Each short term goal that you attain strengthens your beginning core belief system.
As I stated above, this is a complicated subject. I want to “Keep It Simple and Stupid”, ( better known as the KISS formula). But in order to really understand setting goals and incorporating them into your life as a reality so that your dreams come true, you must be aware of how it all starts in life. You may have started at your Mother’s knee and developed values that formed a healthy ego or began with no values or bad values that led to you waking up at twenty-seven years of age a loser with sick values — much like my own life. The result for me was that I had a sick ego which required a complete one hundred and eighty degree transformation in order to apply the Principles of Success in my own life.
In my next message I will talk about the history of creating values that lead to a healthy ego and a strong core belief system which will serve as a platform for stepping out into the world and becoming a successful person.