Personal Goals – The Key to Achievement

Welcome to Achieving Personal Goals!

If you’re like a lot of the visitors to this website, there’s likely something in your life you’re not happy with or you’ve got a desire to improve an area of your life. If you’ve decided that the answer is to learn more about how to set and achieve your goals, then you’ve come to the right place.

“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” – Brian Tracy

Stay focused on your goals

A Little Background

About 5 years ago I was at a point where I needed to make a change in how I approached the things I wanted in life. Up to that point I hadn’t done much in the way of planning and goal setting to intentionally guide my life, and I realized that if I was going to change my situation, I would need to start setting and reaching goals in all areas of my life.

GoalsAfter reading the research and stories about people who had reached their goals, I compiled what I learned into a list of key concepts and principles. Now five years later, I can tell you it’s changed the way I approach things significantly (this website is a result of those changes).

I encourage you to sign up for my free email series (in the right hand column) where I’ll send you tips, ideas or insights about the goal setting process with frequent reminders to help you stay focused on your goal. Automatic reminders are a great way to stay focused on our goals, and more importantly the tasks we need to do to reach them. There are other tools, suggestions, information (free video), software and other resources throughout the site too, all intended to help you get where you want to go, and all things I use (or have used) on my journey.

These Are Not My Ideas

As you will see, the ideas here are generally not mine. Most of what you’ll read here comes from research studies (science of goal setting) and the wisdom of successful men and women throughout history. I’ve tried to add value by compiling the important ideas that worked for me, and weeding out those that didn’t, or by adding an insight to something I hadn’t previously thought of. As Jim Rohn says, there are no “new fundamentals”. People have been trying, succeeding and failing for thousands of years, the steps for success and achievement have already been identified.

The Action Plan Checklist

The core of the goal setting process is the “Action Plan Checklist”, shown as a series of steps on the left side of each page. In addition to that step-by-step process, there are also plenty of other pages here that describe some of the key principles for achievement and success. Everything from the importance of habits, goal setting tips, motivation and an explanation of SMART goals is covered. But the purpose of the site is “getting it done” – achieving your goals. Go to the next page (page 2 below) for an overview of each step in the plan.

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