July 8: The importance of Goal Setting

If we can’t see it, we can never BE it.  Setting goals requires and includes a vision of ourselves and our circumstances that we want to EXPAND INTO.  When we begin to see what we truly desire, we know exactly what to do to get there, and if we don’t, we are certainly more likely to figure it out.

Jim Rohn is an excellent mentor.  We could all use an excellent mentor or two in our lives.  He speaks to us now from the grave.  He passed away in 2009, but his thoughts, words, and actions will live on forever.  The creative energy and strategies for a happy, successful, fulfilling life that he teaches, will live on forever.  One of his focal points is goal setting.  Something he was taught by his mentor, John Earl Shoaff, was this:

“The importance of setting goals is what it will make of you in the achievement of them.” -John Earl Shoaff

Mr. Shoaff suggested to Jim Rohn in his early years to set the goal of becoming a millionaire.  Mr. Shoaff asked to see his list of goals during one of their first meetings.  Jim told him he didn’t have a list.  Mr. Shoaff asked him if it was out in his car, or if he had left it at home.  Jim Rohn told him that he didn’t have a list of goals, anywhere, to which Mr. Shoaff told him, “Well, young man, then that is where we must start.”

Jim Rohn then consistently did the work, through the accomplishment of daily, weekly, and monthly goals, that it would take to become a millionaire, which then happened within the next six years of his life.  Think of it!  Between the ages of 19 and 25 he messed up.  He was in debt, not a penny in his pocket, victimized and playing the role of a victim, making excuses and playing the blame game.  He was in the habit of blaming everything on any excuse he could for not being successful in the richest land, with the most opportunities in the entire world.  Then, because of a shift in his mindset, philosophies, and beliefs, between the ages of 26 and 31 he became a millionaire!  He didn’t know how he would do it, but he was taught that if he worked on Self Development, and added value to the market place by becoming more valuable, that he would be compensated for the value he added.  He did it, and if he can do it, anyone can!

Through becoming what it takes to accomplish outrageous and challenging goals, working hard, and adding value to others, it makes us more valuable.

It is helpful to gain clarity on exactly what we want.  We can make goals to get what we want as quickly, honestly, and efficiently as we can.  The secret of making this an easy task and a reality is to break those goals down into daily, consistent behaviors and a daily check list/routine of things we can do, that will help us to eventually accomplish those goals.  We can choose each day to focus with intensity on those things, and do the work, then look back at how far we have come in a month, a year, and ten years from now.

It is important to always have another goal in mind.  It is helpful to always be reaching, stretching, and challenging our self.  We can choose to ALWAYS be upgrading.  This creates a consistent, expansive, empowering kind of momentum that drives us forward, even when we are exhausted.  Stagnation is dangerous to our Self Development.  Progression, improvement, and decided evolution are the only ways we will realize and achieve our visions, dreams, and goals.

Always live THIS day intentionally, and with purpose.  Enjoy EVERY moment along the way.

We will be amazed at the value we begin to add to our lives and to the lives of those around us, through Self Development and the accomplishment of our goals.  Other people will also be amazed at the changes in us, as well.  Confidence and pride will grow exponentially as we do, and our will, desire, and energy will be strengthened.  Life becomes such a beautiful experience, when progress is realized and worked upon CONSISTENTLY.

The importance of setting goals is what it will make of us in the achievement of them.

“There is no end to growth.  Our potential is LIMITLESS.  There is no finish line.  It is about PROGRESS, not perfection.”   Bob Proctor 

“If you set a goal, AND ALREADY KNOW HOW TO ACCOMPLISH IT, the goal probably isn’t any good.”  – Bob Proctor 


Today I will set personal goals.  If I have already, I will review them and re-commit to the achievement of them.  I will re-focus on them, looking forward to what it will allow me to be.  I will envision the value I can add in my life, and in the lives of others, as I consistently complete the work in the achievement of them.

One of my favorite books is by Jim Rohn, and is entitled, 7 STRATEGIES FOR WEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

To listen to some of Jim Rohn’s greatest, most helpful tips and tricks on goal setting, just type his name into YouTube, and enjoy!


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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

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