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I'd like to share something with you I read recently in a magazine. It is about one of the finalists in this year's SA chapter in the World Entrepreneur of the Year
. The sub-heading of the article is, "From broke to R48m turnover in six years". This is a story of what is achievable, and the great thing about this is that it's done now, in our present time!
Keith Michael was broke, and asked his manager for a R500 loan. When his manager refused him the loan, he was so upset, the next day he resigned. Keith said, "more out of stupidy than bravery."
On a suggestion from a friend, Michael decided to become a print broker, and set up shop using the R17000 from his providend fund, plus a month's salary of R5800. He bought a fax machine and a 486 computer. Michael says he pretended he knew something about the printing business. He would write down a printing term, and learn about it later.
Michael then progressed steadily, buying better and better equipment. His business ended up making a turn-over of R48m last year. Now that's impressive, in anyone's language.Goal Setting ObstaclesMy biggest obstacle in reaching my goal is...
"I don't know how to set and reach my goal."My suggestion
It is not uncommon for you to feel you don't know how to set (and reach) your goal, because we are not taught anything about practical goal setting in school. And then in our adult life, we need to seek out the information, and to be honest... most of the goal setting stuff available is either a load of junk, or it is so unrealistic
that we end up feeling totally frustrated and disheartened.
The really good news is that you CAN set your goal. All it takes is a little time and some thought. OK, the "little" time is not quite accurate, as this depends on your goal.
Take a sheet of paper and write your goal at the top of the sheet. Draw a line down the center of the sheet, from below your goal.
Now spend some time and in the left hand column under your goal, write down the steps you need to achieve your goal. Keep going until you cannot possibly think of a smaller step. In the right hand column write down what you need to achieve that step.
I want to write my own book.
1. Outline of the book.
2. Chapter outlines.
3. Write chapter drafts.
1. Create a bubble outline of the book.
2. Determine the content of each chapter.
3. Write draft of chapter 1.
You now have your goal path set.
To reach your goal, start working on your requirements, one at a time, from easiest (smallest)
to the next.
I hope this helps with your obstacle. And remember, always Enjoy the Ride!
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I hope to hear from you. Any comments, questions, or chat will be appreciated.New articles
These are some of the new articles on the eaziGOAL site.How to Use Fun (Instead of Fear) to Motivate Yourself to Incredible Levels of Health and Success
by Cliff Kuhn, M.D.
Book review: We Got Fired!
by Harvey Mackay
I've also made a start on the Goal Setting Glossary
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May you experience only the best that can be.