The goal-setting chapter in Brian Tracy’s book, ‘Maximum Achievement’, has been a favorite of mine for many years.
I also share Brian’s belief that “success equals goals and all else is commentary“.
But since goals don’t magically achieve themselves without effort and perseverance, how do you be(come) successful?
I like this answer from motivational speaker, Eric ‘the Hip Hop Speaker’ Thomas:
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
Of course, achieving BIG goals is never 100% sure, even with an iron will that mirrors your desire to keep breathing.
But the inverse is highly likely to occur i.e. no will, no success.
“Sleep? I don’t Sleep. Sleep is for Those Who Are Broke.”
To get an idea of how much you want to succeed at something, watch this five minute video with Eric’s answer (above) in your mind.
For the record, I believe it’s OK to NOT have goals – if that’s what you want. But it’s also OK to choose a path where talent, hard work and lady luck might take you a long way.
The choice is always ours to make.
- Mark McClure
PS – The young running back featured in the video has his own YouTube Channel.
Check out the trailer (released Jan 30th, 2012) for his latest documentary: “My Ambition”.