Why the secret to success is setting the right goals

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John Doerr: Why the secret to success is setting the right goals

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Why most people don’t set goals?

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.”

  • Research shows that only 3% of the adults have written goals.
  • Most people don’t set goals and that is why they under achieve.

  • Some of the reasons people don’t set goals are:
  • They assume that they already have goals.
  • Goals require commitments.most people are not willing to put in the effort.
  • They don’t believe goals can make a real difference in their lives.
  • Your goals must be in written and if not it’s only a wish.
  • Success takes tons of discipline.

“To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.” – John Glenn

Why most businesses fails?

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky

  • Research on Business startup shows that majority of the business startups fails.
  • It is been estimated that about 25% of the new startups fails within first 18 months.
  • Only 50% of the business new startups crosses the first five year mark .
  • And only about less than 33% of the new business startups reaches 10 year mark.
  • Only 1% of the businesses ever goes public
  • The reason is most businesses are not started by people who know how to run a business.
  • The reality is business is risky. No business is easy. Business is a trap.
  • If you don’t know how to run a business , how can you expect to succeed.
  • Today, the competition is fierce than ever before in the history.
  • Knowing the technical aspects of the business is not enough to run a successful business.
  • All successful businesses are operated by people who know how to run a business successfully.
  • They leave nothing nothing by chance.
  • Don’t assume . Get the facts.

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki

What is a business?

“Always deliver more than expected.”

Larry Page, co-founder of Google
  • A business is about creating and delivering value to it’s customers.
  • All successful businesses are good at delivering a lot of value to it’s paying customers than their competitors.
  • This includes Apple, Microsoft,Nike, Amazon.com and the list goes on………..
  • Your product or service should be better than your competitors in terms of price, features and quality.
  • People don’t buy products, people buy benefits.

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed”.

Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s

” Be the Best version of yourself”

” Don’t settle for anything less than what you are capable of”

Brian Tracy
  • No matter how successful you are, you can still be more successful than what you are now.
  • You can be more and have more.
  • There are no limits on how much you can achieve.
  • Find out what you want to do?
  • Identify where you are limiting yourself.
  • Find out What are all the resources you will need to reach your goal?
  • Focus on obtaining the resources.
  • Start working towards your goals.
  • Soon or later you will hit the dart.

What’s the best use of your………..?

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau

  • Continually, ask yourself every minute of every day, what is the best use of my time?
  • Whatever we do everyday must be beneficial to us. If, not why should we do that?
  • Ask yourself, this question whenever you do something. It may be while drinking a coffee, spending money or spending time with your friends.
  • Is this the best use of time?
  • Is this the best use of my money?
  • Is the best use of my energy?
  • Is this the best use of my creativity?
  • Is this the best food I can eat?

  • If the answer is no? What’s the best use of your ………? Then discipline yourself to do it.
  • The best use of your time brings you the best results.
  • The best use of your money ensures ensures financial freedom.
  • The best choice of your food, creates better health?
  • To get the best results in our lives. We need to make the best choices in every area of our lives.
  • To make the best choices, we might need to make a lot of trial and errors.
  • It takes what it takes, to get what we want.
  • It takes it’s own time.
  • Achieving something worthwhile takes it’s own time.

“Financial indepedence”


“If you want to be financially-free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past”

Robert kiyosaki
  • To become Financially indepedent should be one of your most important goal.
  • The first rule for financial indepedence has always been spend less than what you earn.
  • Keep track of your expenses.
  • Live on a monthly and yearly budget.
  • Reduce or avoid unwanted expenses.
  • Save at least 10% of your income in a separate account and name it financial freedom account.
  • Increase your savings as your income increase.
  • Decide when do you want to retire from your job.
  • Calculate your financial freedom number – how much money will you need to live the rest of your life comfortably when you retire.
  • Make that number as your financial freedom number and start moving towards achieving that number.

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“Take 6 and relax”


“Do the following technique to calm your nerves, relaxation, stress relief and to just feel good”

“Read the book innercise for more information”
  • Whenever you feel exhausted, stressed, blown out means your brain shuts down it’s ability to think clearly.
  • At that time slowly take a deep breath in and hold it for a second and slowly breath out through your mouth like blowing a candle.
  • Do this for 6 times or more .
  • your mind relaxes and you will feel the instant relaxation.It is based on neuroscience research.
  • Do it whenever you need relaxation.
  • Enjoy the relaxation”

“Set any goals in just 4 steps”


“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at that time.”

Michael Phelps
  • 1. Decide exactly what do you want? why do you want? How much money? What kind of health? Vacation? Material possessions? What else you could add……..
  • 2. Set a deadline. by when? Which Date?
  • 3. Make a plan. How ? Have a plan?
  • 4. Take action. Do something, do . Become unstoppable……..