What is so important in our lives that we would need to set goals anyway? Every leader we have ever heard of or who has spoken very much they always end up telling us we need to set goals. Any student of leadership has this one main concept embedded in their minds and that is the idea that we need to have goals. Are all these so_called leaders out there going to tell us that we can not nor never will accomplish anything of lasting or true value without goal_setting? What in the world is so important that we have to set goals for its accomplishment? When was the last time you set a goal to do something before you set out to do it? The answer: We have never completed a project or task without having a goal to do so.
Burning Desire _ \"Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.\" _ Wilfred Peterson. The first principle of goal setting is to have a burning desire. This is not something that you can train yourself to have, you either have it or you don\'t. You may be able to stay focused on your task or goal for a short time, but without a burning desire you will inevitably lose steam. Have One Major Goal . (In each area of your life _ spiritual, financial, health, etc.) \"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.\" _ Napoleon Hill. About 95% of all Americans do not have goals. Out of the remaining 5% of Americans that do have goals, most set too many goals. Why is this a problem? Because without one major definite purpose or goal you have no clarity; you are no closer to accomplishing any of your goals than the 95% of Americans that don\'t set goals at all. Your goals must be clear and specific.