Setting Goals is Powerful _ Why do we need to set goals and use them? Are they important? The answer is that when you set objectives for yourself, you create the future in advance. You form your destiny and shape your life. Whether we know it or not, we all have goals. As a result, know that your goals are affecting you. The problem is that some people have lousy goals. Those get you through the day, the week, the month or help you pay the bills but are not the kind of objectives that inspire you or make you jump out of bed in the morning. These goals do not create the drive you need to achieve something greater. You must realize that very few people have a particular plan or even written goals. So, when you set goals, I mean real aims, you can create the power to grow, develop and expand your success. You must have something out there that is compelling enough to draw you forth and transform your life.
Motivate Yourself to be Disciplined _ \"Desire is the key to motivation, but it\'s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal _ a commitment to excellence _ that will enable you to attain the success you seek.\" _ Mario Andretti Think of reasons to accomplish your goal rather than excuses not to do them. As you do the tasks that you hate but bring you closer to your goal you will feel more satisfaction, accomplishment, and peace in your life. It will be difficult at times to keep pushing forward, especially if you do not see results immediately; keep going anyway. A great way to do this is to remind yourself of why you want to accomplish your goal and to always keep the end in mind. Accountability. \"When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.\" _ Thomas S. Monson. This is why participating in a mastermind group can be so beneficial; it gives us someone to report to who will not only encourage our progress, but hold us accountable for what remains to be done on achieving our goals and related indicators. Remember, the more accountability, the greater the results.