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Share your goals

Share your goals

by Roman on May 20, 2008

This is INSIGHT 4 from a set of rules about how to get rich

Don’t brag about what you haven’t done yet

After you have defined what does being rich mean and how rich you want to be I bet you feel like bragging – I will have 2 million dollars by 2013″.

Sure it feels good to say something like this but for other people it sounds the same as saying “One day I’ll be rich and famous”.

I have a few friends who like to talk a lot about the things they will start doing. It’s nice to know what your friends are doing but when the same person comes out with a way to get rich for the 10th time in a month I can’t help but say to myself “Yeah, sure you’ll do it”. Don’t be the “Yeah, sure” guy.

Share your goals (but not too much)

Sharing your goals with friends is a good thing as long as you don’t take it over the limit. It’s easy to “deny” the promises that you have made to yourself but sharing goals with friends help to keep you accountable. If you know that you are going to meet the friend to whom you talked about opening your own business you can be sure that he will ask you how it’s going with that. Doesn’t it feel bad to tell him that you haven’t done anything to get started? I know it does!

Choose who you share your goals with

Share your goals with positive people. If you see others approving your idea it will give you extra strength to make it come true. Negative people on the other hand – they’re a bunch of whiners 😈

Letting a negative friend in your goals can be a bad thing. Negative people have a tendency to find reasons why you can’t do something instead of finding reasons why you should do it. Depending on the negative person and yourself – it can have a bad effect on achieving your goals

Find a skeptic

I know what I just said about negative people, but I want you to forget about it for a minute 😆

The following paragraph is only true for a special kind of people and you have to read it to find out if you’re one of them.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Find a negative person
  2. Tell him what you are going to do
  3. He will say you can’t do it
  4. Do it anyway – prove him wrong!

I have been a door-to-door salesman(selling educational books) in the US for two summers and have talked to more than 5000 thousand families about education. Working 6 days a week and 13.5 hours a day is the most difficult thing I have ever done.

One thing I found out is that when the going gets tough the things you thought that will motivate you rarely do. That is why the Southwestern Company I worked for suggested us to find a skeptic – someone who will not believe in you. Thinking about the fact that when you don’t achieve your goals your skeptic can say “I told you so” can be a gift from heaven that keeps you going. Bare in mind that this might or might not work – everyone is different.

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Adam Primero May 21, 2008 at 11:00 am

Ah yes, success is the best revenge.
I don’t know if you intended for a person to put their goals here. If not let me know. I figure if I post here, I have to do it, right? Hopefully, people will join me in the public display of goals.

“I want to have !0,000 subscribers by August 1st 2008
Learning how to reach their goals!”

Whats yours Roman?

Roman May 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Great idea Adam! If we are talking about blogs, then I have a goal similar to yours, but it’s more “action oriented”
My goal is to write 3 posts a day to FinancialJesus.com every working day until September the 1st.
If I do that, I know that the readers will follow. So I really have not set myself a visitors goal.
One of the things I learned selling books door-to-door is that you should only concentrate on the things you can directly control. I can control how many hours I spend with the blog, I can control how many posts I write and I can control my own attitude towards everything I do. I really can’t control how many people read my site – I can only influence it with my actions!

Adam Primero May 22, 2008 at 10:26 am

Thats a great point Roman. I see what you mean about control. If you check my blog it has the “think big” post. I cant think that I control the 10,000 goal, but, I am going to do all that I can control to reach it. 3 posts a day? Some days I struggle to post one. I am doing a ton of research at the moment for a roll out next month.
Keep the faith!

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