The Objective of this Final Friday is to provide 100% of the Attendees with some ideas on how to make 2014 their most successful ever. Pat Howlett, inside919 Events, Final Friday Forum, January 31, 2014.
I had no idea the ride I was in for when I signed up in 2008 to learn and do business with the world's most learned teacher of Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich, Bob Proctor. And, I didn't care! It didn't matter that I had never even heard of the classic!
Most of my life I would be in action before I determine where I was going! The "fire, ready, aim" syndrome. Do you know it? I would be so fired up, like the Road Runner about whatever inspired me! It felt great being in action. I'm still that way today.
Of course two down-sides to this 'method' were:
What I learned about goal setting and achievement from Think and Grow Rich, I put into practice consistently over time. I did this for myself and a large group of folks locally, hungry to find out what was the key to setting a goal that would end up 'happening.' It is so simple it is ridiculous.
Yet don't you derive that same thing after you have spent years refining and honing your skills, in your field? Easy to say now.
Fifteen years already into personal development in 2008, I found myself in the weeds with this classic. This way of 'thinking' was foreign to me, not to mention Hill wrote in great detail with old examples. Not too interesting.
However, the answer to setting goals that yield the greatest results is on page 28 in the chapter on Desire!
"The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical actions:"
"It has sold more than 70 million copies since its publication in 1937 and continues to sell robustly today." (March 2011)
For years I have pondered this -- If the answer is on page 28 in plain English, why aren't there 70 million millionaires?
It's not about knowledge. We have plenty of that! It's about the application of that knowledge into our lives until it becomes a habit. It's doing what we already know to do.
The Study about Goals from the Harvard MBA program in 1979 showed that
"Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all."
Why don't people do what they already know to do?
Why do 80% of people earn 20% of the money and 20% earn 80% of the money? [Pareto principle]
3 BIG Reasons WHY ...
Wait a minute though ... in our defense, we have little or no information on the subject to begin with!
We were not taught this in school. My goal achievement was sporadic and I never could nail what it was about me (I knew it was me) that had me stop, be impatient, and want to sit back and 'wait' for riches to come ... until I learned and applied the ancient, tried and true principles in the classic.
My intention for Final Friday Forum is to give you information and insights that inspire you to to add to -- not replace -- what you do know about goal setting that works for you -- and be motivated to the point that the new information has you begin setting and achieving goals with ease, fun, and consistency over time.
I will also be listening to Pat's perspective on Inevitable Thinking. I'm intend to get as much information as I can because that is how I know I'll have my "best shot at success!"