I’d like to take credit for the title, but as you can see Thomas Edison beat me to it. As you go about making your resolutions for the New Year, have you thought about how to actually succeed at them? If you use the 80/20 rule – only 20% of people will set themselves apart by taking a chance and setting some goals this year. Of those 20%, only 20% will achieve them. For you math geniuses, that amounts to just 4% of the total (I had to use a calculator). That’s a pretty small percentage isn’t it? When you think about it, most of the worlds wealth resides in the top few percentage points of the population. I would guess that the world’s wealthiest people are in the 4% that are setting goals this year AND achieving them. So, how do you set yourself up with the best chance at achieving your goals?
Many people (80%) think that they will luck into money by winning the lottery. But do you really want to bet your financial future on a lottery ticket? If your reading this, I know you don’t! It is a sad testament to our culture though, that most people don’t realize they have the winning ticket in their possession. That ticket is called planning, perspiration and perseverance. There is no secret to success, except hard work.
As you go about making your resolutions this year, take it a step further and think through your plan of execution. What will you DO, to make your dreams a REALITY? Here are some thoughtful tips…
- Dream Big. If it ain’t big… it ain’t a dream.
- Create SMART goals.
- Surround yourself with likeminded people. You become like those you hang out with.
- Read. Read. Read. You will learn to think, like what you read.
- Get a support network. Success by yourself is a lonely journey.
- Never, Ever, Give up. Nick Vujicic’s inspiring video
All the best!
All the time!