“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
From my observations of high-achievers around the world, they’re ferociously dedicated and meticulously detailed in their approach to life and their individual endeavours. I personally wouldn’t be how I am today if I didn’t set goals. Setting goals is a skill, and like all skills it can be learned.
The purpose of setting goals is to give you a clear sense of direction. The people who develop it as a regular skill will accomplish more than they ever believed was originally possible for them. The process involves being strategic for closing the gap for where you’re today to where you would like to be ‘or’ to bring forth objects of your desires.
WHAT WILL MAKE ME THE HAPPIEST?
We’re happiest when we’re working towards something important to us. Happiness isn’t an accident, and the happiest people are very clear about whom they’re and what they want? They understand what fulfils them.
Dave believes if you’re not growing, becoming better, more skilled at any area of your life. It doesn’t matter who the individual is you’re not going to feel amazing about yourself. The more an individual engages with continuous leaning, continuous improvements they’ll feel not only more in control of their lives but experience more positive emotions. What in my life makes me happy? What was the happiest moment in my life? What would I like to accomplish?
WHAT ARE MY VALUES?
Your values are like a GPS system, they define who you’re and what you believe in and stand for as an individual. What kind of man has no creed? Ultra-successful people are very clear on their goals and values. This allows them to make clearer choices and develop better overall habits. Habits and behaviours don’t lie.
How can I improve if I’m making unconscious decisions?
My Personal Example; when the peer football group would turn on me in college, often multiple times a day surrounding me and physically harassing me (hit and spit on me) I would calmly respond with tolerance, kindness and non-violent leadership. This occurred daily for 18 months of my college school life. I was 16yrs old; the youngest and captain of the team, and that’s how you can lead by example.
The increasing clarity, direction and values I ingrained into my character were inspired from Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi. No individual can be stronger than his or her mental foundation. I can never repay them for the insights and further skill I developed from them.
What do you think it has done for my mental, emotional and moral conditioning?
It would be wise to select the people you want to learn from and look up to with care. Role models, teachers, colleagues. Because we learn from one another, and even though a lot of the time it can be from “what not to do” that is still learning.
CONFIDENCE: The inside-out approach
Self-esteem is the hallmark of a healthy personality. And your self-confidence rises more when an individual is living in alignment to their fundamental values. Therefore, value clarification is extremely important for character-development. It comes from within your own heart and mind, and living a life of integrity that’s reflected by your daily habits and deepest values.
- What are the most important things in my life?
- What is success?
- What is my definition of success?
To your future success,