Coach Herbert On Setting Goals To Score Big
“I see of people is that they have no goals, they lack ambition and they are people not really living up to their full potential. I urge you to be different, be bold, and dream big. Set goals that will force you to push the boundaries. The attainment of our goals helps us develop into the person we want to be.”
As the new year begins, a fresh opportunity arrives to develop into the person we want to be. Synonymous with the new year are new years resolutions, being an ideal time to look at where we want to expand ourselves in the new year. Instead of resolutions, business coaches advise that now is the time to set your goals for the year ahead. With this in mind, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Business, Leadership and Life Coach Herbert Mtowo, to find out why goal setting works to help us achieve our dreams and how we go about it.
Scoring the Goals by Setting Them by Coach Herbert
If you want to be successful you must set goals for yourself, you must know what you want to accomplish for the days, months and years ahead, most people are just wandering through life without any direction, without any clear purpose as to what they wish to attain, they are just getting by, taking one day at a time. This life good people: does not have to be lived liked that, start today to make a change for the better. Goals are like magnets they pull you in the direction of your dreams, going from one success to the next.
You don’t become great or very successful in life by accident. Sure, you may, many a times come into a very fortunate situation and take advantage of it for years at a time. But having good luck is not a way to be successful and neither is it a strategy, recipe or formula for success.
You become successful in life only by setting up clearly defined goals and have a roadmap to achieve them goals. If you want to remain average, don’t set up goals. If you want a life of greatness and great achievements, then buckle up as I take you through the journey of setting up goals for the future.
With enough talent you can become a good professional athlete. But to be a great athlete, you need to have something more. I remind people in many of my speaking platforms that, “Champions are made, not born.” And goal setting is the key to a great successful revolution in anybody`s life.
Goal setting is one if not the most important topics on the minds of great athletes, successful business people, those who have made a mark in various fields of life. Therefore setting goals, whether they are to be achieved in 1 or 5 years, is the first step to success.
But one must always make sure they take action to increase the likelihood of your goals being achieved. Goals and actions are like yin and yang: a perfect balance. They are like Siamese twins they can’t do without each other.
One of the most powerful tools to live life effectively is by means and use of setting goals. Goal setting is a powerful tool for life and accomplishments because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on the exact actions we need to perform to achieve everything we desire in life. The fact remains; goal setting improves us as people.
This year hasn’t been a good one for me especially with a lot of health concerns. I was in and out of the hospitals, treatment rooms and theatres but when I look back, I am excited that I have done well enough to achieve 95% of my 2016 goals. I am looking into this New Year with a lot of enthusiasm and exuberance. I have a lot to achieve and to me 2017 is defining year, due to the goals I have set. Who I am finally going to be in life, business, writing, public speaking etc.; you name them all have to do with the goals I have been working on for the past 10 years now.
My Mentor Larry Lewis, who influenced me on the skill to setting goals, says, “It seems so many people live a life without goals, simply fighting for survival, crippled by a growing mountain of problems and fearing what their future will bring. They’re lacking direction unsure what to do to bring about change, not even knowing what they want out of life. Getting through today with no new disaster would be all I could hope for is how many think.,”
There’s always going to be a reason not to do things. If you’re going to live life to the fullest, you have to push through.
Highly successful people have two distinct traits in their lives, in my personal observation of successful people.
- A relentless commitment to constant learning and;
- Clear goals expressed in a beautifully crafted document detailing their plans to achieve them.
No matter your background, education or current level of success, if you master the skills and processes of goal setting, believe you me your 2017 will be greatly successful. You can start to access more of the grand potential within yourself and achieve only in a few months or a year what it might take others their entire lifetime to accomplish.
I see of people is that they have no goals, they lack ambition and they are people not really living up to their full potential. I urge you to be different, be bold, and dream big. Set goals that will force you to push the boundaries. The attainment of our goals helps us develop into the person we want to be.
Here is a simple way to help you set goals for 2017 and the future. How to set goals:
Write down all your goals, for your life, career, wealth, health, family, holidays, and abundance.
It is great to write your goals and know what you want but remember most importantly you must take action. Every single day take consistent action, one step at a time you will be achieving your goals and you will go from where you was to where you want to be.
List down your goals, be they short term or long term and prioritise them in order of preference. The world is packed with platforms of great opportunities waiting to be tapped into by people who plan their lives well.
Two KEY components you need to master as you go about setting goals for 2017 and the future.
- Before you set goals you must be able to define your goals first.
The most important benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving your goal; it’s what you do and the person you become in order to achieve your goal that’s the real benefit.
Life is designed in such a way that we look long-term and live short-term. We dream for the future and live in the present. Unfortunately, the present can produce many difficult obstacles. But setting goals provides long-term vision in our lives. We all need powerful, long-range goals to help us get past those short-term obstacles.
What are your dreams and goals? Your dreams influence you to defining your goals. This isn’t what you already have or what you have done, but what you want. Have you ever really sat down and thought through your life values and decided what you really want? Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect, to listen quietly to your heart, to see what dreams live within you? Your dreams are there. Everyone has them. They may live right on the surface, or they may be buried deep from years of others telling you they were foolish, but they are there.
- Goals and accountability
I teach people on goal setting, but to me top priority is someone who you are accountable to, as in checking on you if you are on track with you goals. When someone knows what your goals are, they hold you accountable by asking you to “give an account” of where you are in the process of achieving that goal.
Accountability puts some teeth into the process. The process of clearly defining you goals and having someone or people you are accountable to, is something which should be greatly considered. Goals are worthless without action, and the actions you take must be aligned with achieving your goals.
You don’t need to set a 10 year plan to be successful, but you do need to set goals for where you want to be. Make them realistic and stay committed to them.
Once you achieve your goals, set the bar higher. It’s the only way to get ahead in life.
My question to you is do you have goals for 2017 or your future which you have set or currently working on? The truth is, if you don’t expect anything good or great then in 2017 or your future.
Be bold, and be fearless and hunt down your goals, be the lion that never sleeps, be the hunter who does not rest until you catch the prey, be the one who makes it your mission to be of service in this world and leave a lasting impact of goodness for generations to come.
So I say to you, get into the arena of life rather than just watching others living life on their terms, get up and fight for what you truly want. The time is always right to chase your dreams and be the person that you have always wanted to be.
So rise up and take your life to wherever you want to go by going out into the world and doing all that you can truly do. No more of this mediocre living, be led by the possibilities of what could be and be driven to be the best you as you are more capable than you know. If people would just believe in themselves and take action they would accomplish amazing things that will astound them.
You can do it, believe in yourself. Get busy set goals for 2017 and the future and take charge of your life.