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Goals!, 2nd Edition by Brian Tracy

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6Determine Your True Goals

Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.

WILLIAM MOULTON MARSDEN

There is perhaps no area of life where self-discipline is more important than in setting goals and working toward them every day.

We have known throughout the centuries that all human action is purposeful. Humans achieve goals automatically, as long as they set them in the first place. Once you become absolutely clear about what it is you want and then discipline yourself to do more of those things that move you toward this goal, your ultimate success is virtually guaranteed.

Here’s the question: If goal achieving is automatic and built into your system, why is it that so few people have goals? ...

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