Failure is Not an Option _ \"In achieving your goals, you may run into roadblocks. Don\'t let that stop you, go around, over, or under. If you are committed to your goal you will find a way.\" _ Catherine Pulsifier. By deciding from the very beginning that failure is not an option you set yourself up for success. Use your desire and drive to accomplish your goal; imagine how wonderful your life will be with the completion of your goal. Or perhaps contemplate the opposite: how unfulfilled and stressful your life is without it. Regardless of the method of motivation, you must never quit trying to reach your goal. Stay Positive _ \"Life\'s ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.\" _ Martha Sinetar. Despite all the previous steps that you\'ve followed to prevent any roadblocks from showing up on your path to success you will still inevitably run into them. But I have one piece of advice for you: don\'t get discouraged. Recognize that every set back and obstacle is an opportunity for improvement and learning. Recognize the benefits of being where you are right now: whether it\'s learning how to budget or live a healthy lifestyle; there is a positive to every situation.
Goal_setting is one of those things that people, it seems, are near unanimous on its importance to life, career, success, achievement. And there are a great many speakers who advocate goal_setting. The latest \'fad\' in this is The Secret _ Rhonda Byrne\'s now famous TV/Film Documentary which, in a nutshell, purports that people who envision what they want will attract its actualization into their life. Now, I\'m not going to detract from this appealing idea because there is something in it _ but it isn\'t new by any means, it\'s been written in the Bible for several hundred years. There are others including Zig Ziglar and Anthony Robbins _ both of whom quote an oft_used story about the effectiveness of goal_setting: This is the Yale Study of 1953 _ some say it is Harvard, and some challenge the year _ it matters not, since the study is an urban myth. Let me remind you of the story, you may have heard variations and the precise percentages vary: Yale researchers surveyed the graduating class of 1953 to determine how many of them have specific, written goals for their future. 3% of them had. Twenty years later, the researchers followed up with the surviving members of the class and discovered that the 3% with written goals had accumulated more personal wealth than the remaining 97% combined!