I think that works some of the time. I’ve written things down that I wanted, put no effort into accomplishing them and sometimes never even thought about them again—until they happened.
So yes, I think there is power in just being clear on what you want and expecting it.
But for important goals, I think your confidence and your expectation of achieving them go up dramatically when you have done the proper planning.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything”.
He understood that especially in the heat of battle, no plan is perfect. But planning does focus you on the process and can avoid many of the pitfalls and obstacles that can get in the way.
How do YOU set and plan your goals?
Do you decide on what you want and then hope it will happen? Do you write them down? Do you formulate a plan of action? Do you know the critical elements of that plan?
My experience has shown me that less than 3 percent of people have a written plan. And I’ve seen studies that only about 3 percent of people ever achieve any significant success.
Coincidence? Maybe, but I doubt it.
Does a clear, specific and well-thought-out plan guarantee success? No, it doesn’t. But I’d bet on the plan over the no-plan every time.
A couple of years ago, I got together with several of my esteemed colleagues and a handful of my high-achieving Diamond Club Members about this whole idea of goal plans.
What we came up with is a goal planning system. We then beta-tested it with our entire Diamond Club team and made further revisions. The result is The SuccessNet Goal Planner. And it’s a good one—a VERY good one.
We borrowed the best of the best, innovated, kept it simple and made it easy to use.
Here's just some of what you'll get from this system:
clarity on what you really want out of life
raise your belief as to what's possible
more balance in your life
feel more confident and have more passion
prioritize your goals and work on what's truly worthwhile
checklists to keep you on track, focused and consistent
access to other valuable resources
and much, much more . . .
And as the first featured product of our 15-week, 15-Year Anniversary Sale, you can get two for the price of one.
You have our permission to share it with your spouse, a colleague or your mastermind partner without violating the copyright.
Members get $10 off this 2-for-1 deal. And Inner Circle Members get it at no cost.
Click here for more information and links to member discounts.
Remember, you get two for the price of one. Who knows how much of an impact you could have on the person you share it with. And you will certainly be able to achieve your goals easier, faster and with less risk if you collaborate with someone else.
Or upgrade to Inner Circle and get it as just a small (but valuable) part of the member benefits.