Successful people are people who live intensely goal orientated lives by implementing the discipline of goal setting. They normal have a written out goal statement or a list of clearly defined goals with specific measures to indicate to them when a specific goal has been achieved. This goal setting statement is not just a vague or generalized statement. If you study any number of self improvement books you will usually be advised that \"goal setting\" is one of the principal ways to ensure a successful life. This raises the question: \"Why do people often attempt goal setting, simply to be unsuccessful and be frustrated with the process and the outcomes?\" Brian Tracy offers four potential reasons in his book \"Goals! How to Get Everything You want, Faster than You Ever Thought Possible\" for why people fail at goal setting. Goals are not Important. The fact is, the importance of goals cannot be emphasised enough, however most people just do not recognize the importance of goal setting. This is most likely due to the fact that they were not raised in a home where goal setting and achieving the set goals was practised. They therefore did not learn the important skill of goal setting as part of their upbringing. Without the integration of goal setting as part of their lives people just do not value it as an important part of their success, or the lack thereof.
Through planning, your major definite purpose is turned into a multi_task project with step_by_step details, clear deadlines and sub_deadlines. The good news is that with practice, you can learn and master this skill. The more you practice, the better you become. Hence, you will be one the most effective and influential people. Always organize your thoughts on a sheet of paper. There can be sub_lists for every list. Until you\'re comfortable with your plan, keep updating and revising it. Any skill can be learned and planning being a skill is not an exception. Over the years, there have been many studies into the reasons why some people achieve more than others. In an effort to determine the common denominator of success. The common denominator was \"action orientation.\" Those who achieve success take immense action. They make their moves very fast and their hands are always full.