In less than 15 days from today (16/12/2014), the year 2014 will be over and 2015 will be ushered in. When you reflect back, what have you achieved? Have you been able to achieve up to 50 or 70 or 100 percent of your set goal? Or, is it that you did not set any goal at all for 2014? Too bad, if you did not set any goal last December. Well, you still have a second chance this time around to redeem yourself. I am here to help you set your goal for the incoming year. I am organising an international seminar for African youth on 27th December, 2014 at Owerri, the vibrant capital of Imo State of Nigeria. This is a prelude to a major seminar on science of success philosophy which I have scheduled to hold in Luanda, the capital city of Angola in February, 2015 and another in Gaborone, Botswana in April. I want to summarize hereunder, for those who may not be able to attend the Owerri meeting, the nitty-gritty of goal setting.
Let me start by posing this question: Why do some people achieve all their goals while many others simply dream of having a better life without realising it? The answer is that some people do not really know what they want in life. So, decide today what you really want. Let’s help you by asking the following questions:
1 What is your most important goal in your business or career right now?
2 What is your most important financial goal right now?
3 What is your most important family or relationship goal right now?
4 What is your most important health or fitness goal right now?
5 What is your most important educational goal right now?
6 What is your most important spiritual goal right now?
7 What is your most important social and community goal right now?
8 What price are you ready to pay to realise each of the above goals right now?
If you can answer these questions exhaustively and correctly, the next step is to commit to paper your goals. The very fact that you have committed a goal to paper automatically increases the likelihood that you will achieve that goal. To live a fulfilled life, your life must be in balance and moderation. Thus, you need to have goals in each sector of life so that you will be moving progressively towards objectives that are significant to you at all time. Organise your goals. Once you have all your goals in writing, the next thing is to organise them in order of priority. Select the goals that are more important than others and put them at the top of each list. Your major definite purpose is the one goal, the accomplishment of which will lead to the attainment of many of your other goals. Hence, Napoleon Hill said: “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Since you become what you think about most of the time, a major definite purpose gives you a focus for every waking moment.
The more you think about your major definite purpose and how to achieve it, the more you activate the Law of Attraction in your life. You immediately begin to attract people, opportunities, ideas, and resources that help you to move faster towards your stated goal. It is on this basis that Dr. John Demartini, the American self-made multimillionaire and consultant on financial and life mastery said that: “If you don’t put a value on money and seek wealth, you most probably won’t receive it. You must seek wealth for it to seek you. If no burning desire for wealth arises within you, no wealth will arise around you. Having definiteness of purpose for acquiring wealth is essential for its acquisition.” It has been said that in life, you get what you focus on. This rule applies to getting a desired new job, building a lucrative business, winning an award, but most importantly to acquiring money, wealth, and a rich lifestyle. You must decide today to be wealthy!