“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill
I’m currently reading a book called The Gorilla Mindset. The reason I’m reading it is simple: I want to learn how to execute my plans and reach my personal goals. Thankfully, the book has helped enormously.
From my book, I’ve learned the importance of a strong mindset and how it affects my overall outlook at life. A mindset can make or break anyone. A person with a mindset that says, I can’t, will always fail. It’s like what Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” It’s extremely critical that a person’s mindset is a positive one that inspires positive action.
Sadly, having a positive mindset is pointless without having specific goals. You can be as disciplined and hardworking as you want, but without clearly defined goals, you’re probably just wasting your time. That’s why people who define their goal as lose five pounds have an easier time than those who vaguely say I want to lose weight. Having clearly defined goals allows you work toward your goals in a more efficient manner.
With all of this in mind, I have chosen to write out every one of my goals with a pen and paper. All of my goals, however specific they might be. I encourage you to do the same.