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Goals Step 1: Don’t mistake movement for achievement

You need to understand there are major and minor things in life. Same as in every other pillar of our identity.

Learn how not to spend MAJOR time on minor things.

If you spend MAJOR time with minor friends, that wouldn’t be so smart, isn’t it?

If you spend MAJOR money with minor things (like movies, phones, and candy) rather than personal development (training courses, seminars, books, and so on…), that would be…unwise, no?

Here is a goal achieving tip: Define your goals.

Define them till the last drop of details.

  • How much?
  • How big?
  • What size?
  • When? What day, what week, what month, what year, what time?
  • What colour?
  • What model?
  • How thick?
  • How heavy?

Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s possible to be busy all day.

There is a law about this. A guy named Parkinson discovered it.

What is it about? Simply put:

Work complicates to fill the available time.

If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.

Work contracts to fit in the time we give it.

Data expands to fill the space available for storage.

Read more about it here.

If you don’t have a lost of goals, to motivate you. To keep you going.

You come home exhausted, and only then realize that very little of your day consisted of productive activities in the pursuit of your goals.

How many hours you spent today on your goals? Let’s talk percentages, to wake you up a bit.

Don’t get faked out by being busy.

The man says: I’ve been going, going, going, working hard all day. I’ve really put in the effort and the hours.

But here is the MAJOR question: Doing what?

It isn’t going hard and hard all day that counts. It’s the doing what? It’s the value that counts.

Another value is concentration.

This is one of those difficult things. Especially in a society where there are so many voices asking for our attention:

  • the television voices
  • the radio voices
  • your family voices
  • your friends’ voices
  • your neighbors’ voices
  • social voices
  • business voices
  • advertising
  • commercials

Isn’t it amazing? You can turn on the televison, and the commercials keep coming.

How do you turn them off in your mind? That is the challenge to be mastered.

The best use of time, comes from putting plenty of value in it.

And concentration means to take that challenge seriously.

It’s called careful investment for maximum results.

Concentration…the big sports stars will tell you the cost of not concentrating. Just a little slip of concentration and they put one by your feet. And there goes the first place. And therefore your big money.

So put on the effort. Concentrate. When writing a letter? Making a call? Having a conversation? Trying to solve a problem? Concentrate.

You won’t believe the effect this will have on your life.

Now there is a time to let your mind wonder. But it’s a time you designate specifically for that purpose. At that appointed time, you can go for a walk on the beach. Or that drive to the mountains. Away from business. Let the breezes blow and your mind sore. Do some dreaming. That’s healthy.

But do it at that pre-planned time.

At all other tasks, concentrate.

The simple art of setting goals:

  1. Decide what you want.
  2. Write it down. Make a list.
  3. Keep the old lists.
  4. Check things off your list.

Life philosophy of Jim Rohn

Enjoy life,

Ionut Furnea

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