know yourself is the first
and most important step to pursuing your dreams and goals."
– Stedman Graham
Defining what you want is the critical first step in almost
any situation. "You can have anything you really want but you
cannot have everything you want."
COCA Principle of Achievement
Top 10 Essential Requirements To Be
A Great Strategic Thinker
Essential Element #6: You must have clearly defined and focused
milestones and goals. And these must be subject to frequent review to
ensure your thinking is validated. Great strategic thinkers have an
innate ability to identify the potential twists and turns and “potholes
or landmines” that could destroy the possibility of reaching the desired
Behind Every Great Success Is a Great
– Diana Scharf Hunt
Successful people aren't
inspired from birth to
achieve goals. They did what they did for a reason. But not just any reason.
It was a reason so strong it overpowered any obstacles standing in the way.
A reason that drove them past their fears and on to success. With a strong
enough reason, the motivation to act will follow naturally.
3 Pillars of Inspiration
Do you know what you want? It's pretty hard to
develop a powerful reason behind a goal you don't have, which is why the
first thing you need is a clearly defined goal.8
The Wheel of Personal Success
Combine Your Life Vision & Life Strategy
To get the most out of
life, ask yourself if you have both a
vision and a strategy. Think about
vision for your
future – Do you really know what you want to achieve? Have you
really thought about who you want to become? And what about your
strategy for getting there – Have you set goals? Have you made plans for success?
Clarifying both your vision and strategy will help maximize your
motivation and your success, not to mention your health and
Stretch goals energize and push you to work
harder at meeting more difficult targets and to achieve more than if you had
set an easier goal. When you set a stretch goal for yourself you know that
you may not meet it 100%, but by coming close you will likely achieve
Find the Balance
is a key element of a
Finding the right
balance in your body, your mind,
your life, and
you refine your goals and hasten you towards them. It will lead to on
your journey to improved
Case in Point
Warren Buffett – the 2nd richest man in the world and the most
successful investor – said his companies ability to generate such large
profits is the result of being able to focus on
what is important,
and not paying attention to things that would distract the company.
What Goals are
Behind every great
success is a great reason.
Goals worth achieving are mission-oriented goals. Channeling your
into a specific direction and action makes the difference between being an
idle dreamer and being a person with a mission.
achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another"
– Alexander Graham Bell
Visualize Your Goal
Take a few minutes right now to achieve your
goals in your mind. Imagine a life that is exactly as you want it. What
would you do each day? With whom would you do it? Nothing is too crazy or
ambitious. A few seconds is all it takes to put you in a state of excitement
and enthusiasm. If you can see your goal in your mind, you can make it a
reality. Visualization is the
first step to bringing a dream to life. If you can see yourself happy,
successful, healthy and loving life, you can make it happen. The first step
is to visualize it.6...
Your intention is a
synergistic combination of three elements: desire, belief, and
acceptance. It determines
motivation and how successfully you attain your goals...
Critical Thinking: Socratic Questions
Socratic questioning is at the heart of critical thinking
they enhance your critical thinking skills.
Socratic questions challenge
accuracy and completeness of
thinking in a way that acts to move
people towards their ultimate goal...
The Power of Focus
Whatever you focus on – you will attract as your subconscious mind will make
notes of what you are focused on and you'll start to notice things related
to your goal. So if you want to achieve success then define exactly what
success means to you and focus on being successful and the ways you can
achieve success and achieve your goals.
Case in Point
Why Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants are always packed?
"They have outlets all over the world, and they are successful because
set a goal and achieved it: they
have persuaded people to got there to eat. They are a global
because they can be trusted to deliver predictable nourishment conveniently
and at fair value – and they keep their promise. The very nature of business
and branding is that you keep your promise to the customers.
Customer Success 360
The Low of Forced Efficiency
This law says that, "There is never
enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to
do the most important thing."
The key question you should ask is
"What is the most valuable use of my time, right now?" This is
the question that dominates time management. This is the key to
overcoming procrastination and becoming a highly productive
Define and Prioritize Your Personal
The first step is to clarify your values. You ask yourself, “What values and
virtues do I most admire and wish to incorporate in to my life?” If you want
to discover your strengths in the work world, first you would define your
values as they apply to employment. Often, both companies and individuals
will choose values such as
quality, respect for others, service, profitability,
entrepreneurship, and market leadership.2
The second step is to use those values to define your position with regard
to your life and work. The values you choose, and the order of priority you
place on your choices, will determine your approach to
your life and work.
Your next step in
personal strategic planning is to create your personal mission
statement. This is a clear, written description of the person you intend to
be. This is often even more important than setting specific financial or
The Foundation of Leadership: Achieving
By: Brian Tracy
When you set clear goals and become determined
and purposeful, backing those goals with unshakable self-confidence, you
develop charisma. When you are enthusiastic and
excited about what you are
doing, when you are totally committed to achieving something worthwhile, you
radiate charisma. When you take the time to study and become an expert at
what you do, and then prepare thoroughly for any opportunity to use your
knowledge, skill or experience, the perception that others have of you goes