Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½People who donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t set goals wind up asking, Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½How come I never got what I wanted out of life?Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Those are the words of Theodore Carl Soderberg, author of the new book Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Uncharted Waters.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Soderberg isnÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t just a successful author. He has two honorable discharges from the United States Navy, has been on the silver screen in Basic Instinct and the Rock, has made a small fortune selling exotic cars, and has toured the world with the merchant marines.
How has he achieved every dream he has ever wanted? Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Setting goals. That really has been the secret of everything.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
Here are six tips to earn a successful life - one half hour at a time:
1. Identify What You Want Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ And When You Want It
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Figuring out your dream can be the hardest part,Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ says Soderberg. Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½So if you canÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t be specific, thatÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s fine.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ You donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t need to have a whole plan in place, says Soderberg.
You just need a firm idea in your mind of what you want Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ and a solid idea of when you want it by.
2. Schedule 30 Minutes For Your Goal Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Every Day
Set aside a half hour every day to do something to get closer to your dream. Every day you build on the progress you made the day before.
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½You donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t expect to do the whole thing in a day or in a week Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ but a little bit every day, that really is the key to being successful.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
3. Make Goal Setting A Lifestyle
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½The key here,Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ says Soderberg, Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Is to make sure itÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s at the same time every day.
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ If your Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½goal timeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ becomes part of your daily routine Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll be less likely to blow it off. Your scheduled goal time with yourself is as important as any commitment youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½d make to someone else. You wouldnÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t dream of blowing off a half hour meeting with your boss Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ make 30 minutes with yourself just as much of a priority.
4. Divide Your Goal Into Bite Sized Pieces And Tackle Them One At A Time
You canÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t expect to reach your goal without accomplishing the smaller steps building up to that success. Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½If your working on a big dream, break it down into little bite sized dreams along the way.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
5. Congratulate Yourself For Each Step You Complete
Half of keeping motivated is remembering what you are working toward Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ the other half is acknowledging yourself for the work youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ve already done. Soderberg insists you pat yourself on the back at least once a month.
Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½If that means buying yourself a flat screen or just nodding to yourself in the mirror, thatÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s up to you.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
6. Finish Up One Goal And Get Ready To Tackle A New One
At some point youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll accomplish whatever goal youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ve set out to achieve. So why stop now? If you stop dreaming of new goals Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ your life will get boring again.
Build on the goal youÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ve achieved, or write down a whole new adventure.
Investing 30 minutes a day in your future can change your life. A few months from now you could be thinner. Maybe you could have a retirement plan in place.
Maybe your life story could be written. It all comes down to deciding what you want out of life Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ and taking the action to make it happen. Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Once you have the dedication, and the half hour Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ the only question is: what do you want to achieve?Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
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