LAWRENCE BERGFELD Bronx, New York, USA
Imagination is believing the GOAL will be accomplished BEFORE being seen. Begin with the END in mind. Lets say you want to build a house. How many bedrooms do you want to have? How many bathrooms do you want to put in there? What color do you want the walls of the house painted? What color would you like to have the bedrooms painted? Do you want to have a staircase that goes upwards or do you want to have a spiral staircase? How many floors will you have two or three? Remember to accomplish goals you must have a DEADLINE because the definition of a GOAL is a dream with a deadline. And as Napoleon Hill says Plans without action are USELESS. Therefore Plan, Do, Review and Adjust, just like Jeff Olson said.
Another example is the Great Sarah Thompson of visualization. At one convention I recall her winning her Mustang in some drawing. She visualized it and saw it being done. That lady knew how to set goals and more importantly ACCOMPLISH them. She also mentioned at convention what she tells her team. The difference between a wish and a decision. The meaning of decision like Vince Lombardi says in his book What It Takes To Be Number One is to cut out other options. Same with Committment being ALL IN. A coach once asked Vince Lombardi for a few hours off for Christmas. He told the coach "Do you want to be a Santa Claus or do you want to be a coach?" You can be one or the other but you can't be both!!
Zig Ziglar once said lets say your boss planned a trip to Accupoco? We leave at 9 AM Sharp. What are you going to do today so that you can make it tommorow. List it on paper and check it off when you are done. Once you are done then its time for the fun. No different than your to do list!
Last but not least. You can do anything but you can't do everything. Choose carefully what are your priorities. Because in the end there will two things you will be saying to yourself. "I wish I had" or "I am glad I did."