Setting Illogical Goals
What sets the successful and the unsuccessful apart? It’s very simple, setting and focusing on the achievement of, very big and very clear goals.
“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.” — Benjamin E. Mays
Your goals must excite you and scare you at the same time!
There are logical goals and illogical goals. Most people set logical goals and never really achieve anything great. A logical goal is something you know you can achieve.
When it comes to goal setting you must set logic aside!
Would we ever have been introduced to flight, electricity, the automobile or the Internet had those incredible people that invented these things not had illogical goals?
Imagine how scary and exciting it must have been for Al Gore to invent the Internet! =)
It was illogical for the Wright Brothers to think we could fly. It was illogical for Edison to think he could illuminate the world. It was illogical to think we could communicate with these tiny wireless devices we all carry around today.
When you have a goal that grabs onto you and won’t let go, no one can stop you from achieving it.
When there is so much emotion, there’s no one and no thing that will get in your way. I am sure you are aware that there is no force more powerful than a mind made up.
It’s Not the Goal It’s How the Goal Makes You Feel
See, when you want something, say a million dollars, a house, a car or a beautiful yacht. It’s not the stuff that you really want; it’s how the stuff makes you feel.
When your goals are big, the true pleasure isn’t in actually acquiring the goal, it’s becoming who you need to become to be worthy of the goal.
Now, having illogical goals will cause you some issues from outside influences, you parents, your spouse, your friends and co-workers. This is where it gets tough; they may tell you you’re crazy. Do you think that the Wright Brothers were ever told they were crazy?
The key is to ignore what’s going on outside of you and pay attention to what’s going on inside of you. Let people say what they want, if your self-image is one that’s worthy of your goal, then nothing they say will even bother you. All the great visionary’s of our past were criticized, and called crazy. Guillermo Marconi who invented the radiotelegraph was admitted to a psychiatric institute for evaluation by his friends. His family thought he was insane!
See, the great visionary’s laughed back, because they understood that the naysayers had no purpose or vision and couldn’t see what was possible. You need to develop incredible purpose and vision that will set you apart and allow you to achieve incredible things.
Goal Achieving is a Lawful Process
Goal achieving is a lawful process and the very best place to start is to write your goals down and carry them with you in your pocket at all times on a “goal card”. Keep the card right with your money in your pocket; this will have a profound effect. Each time you touch it, thought energy will be produced and that thought energy will cause you to think about what is written on that card.
It is important to understand the power of written goals:
I think it’s pretty clear that a written goal is the key to success.
To Your Goals,