Evaluate \"Even if we fail, we can evaluate what we have tried, see what we have done wrong, modify our method of attack _ and try again.\" _ John Cusworth _ Whether you achieved your goal or not is unimportant, but what is important is to take time to reflect back on all the things that you did to get as far as you did. Ask yourself, \"What did I do right?\" and \"What could I have done better?\" By honestly answering these questions you will already be much further ahead on your next major goal than you were on your previous one, and you will begin to find that each major goal you set will become easier and easier to obtain until it becomes almost effortless. Make Changes _ \"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.\" _ Albert Einstein . After you\'ve honestly evaluated yourself it\'s time to make changes. Sometimes they\'re small and easy adjustments, other times it can be painfully difficult. But if you desire to keep progressing and live a more fulfilling life, then changes must be made constantly.
You may see goals as somewhat limiting or stifling your creativity. You may take the position that if you commit to a goal you must stubbornly pursue it and close the door to other opportunities that may arise. While these are the most common reasons for foot_dragging, when it comes to goal setting, the reasons for not setting goals are almost endless. I even had one lovely lady tell me that she didn\'t set goals because she was afraid that if she wrote them down she would jinx her future success. She thought it would be \"bad juju\"! We can be very creative when it comes to finding excuses for not attending to this vitally important task. When you think about it, with all these reasons to avoid goal setting, why should you even set goals? Small business owners, business book authors and consultants are missing a vitally important piece of information about goals: they have a magnetic quality. That brings me to reason #7. This is the most important, yet seldom recognized, reason small business owners resist setting goals. You don\'t realize the power and full benefits of Magnetic Goals. When you define your own set of Magnetic Goals, use them as a tool, rather than just a \"I have to do because smart folks tell me to\" exercise, you will see for yourself the awesome power of Magnetic Goals to draw success to you.