Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Have You Made a Plan?

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When talking about goals and goal setting, many people will say they would do anything to be successful. None of us have the same goals or ambitions, but one commonality most people have is that though they say they would do anything to succeed, they don’t really mean it.

How to do I know?

Because they have either done (or in the case not done) one of two things and most of the time, both.

1. They have not made a firm decision about what exactly it is they do want. To paraphrase Confucius, they are chasing two rabbits and will never catch either one. Decide now, “What do you want?”

2. They never take action. It’s nice to sit around and daydream about what our perfect life would look like. However, if you don’t take action, your dreams will stay just that, dreams.

One of the things I had an issue with in the dvd “The Secret” was this idea of wishing something into existence.

Do I believe there is a Law of Attraction? Absolutely! I firmly believe God has put laws in place which govern our existence. If you’ve never watched Oprah’s interview with Larry King about how she got her role in “The Color Purple” watch this now:

Oprah may have attracted “The Color Purple” role into her life, it was her taking action that made that role happen.

If you cannot answer the question, “Where would you like to be in five years?” Then you need to sit down and make a decision right now. You need to decided what you want your life to look like five years down life’s road.

What would you like to be doing? Who would you like to be doing it with? How will you get there and how will you do that?

Set your goals. Make a plan. Take action.

Read books. Watch videos. Find mentors and follow their advice.

You will never succeed sitting around waiting for your goals to become a reality. You must take action. You must prepare for success. You must not quit!

If you have not written down your goals, do it today. Goals are not dreams. Goals are something concrete. In setting goals, you are telling yourself where you want to be and provides you with a plan to get there.

Goals are a roadmap for your life.

Successful people have professional goals and personal goals. They have a daily plan to get closer to at least one goal EVERY day. Yes EVERY day!

These same successful people know there is a huge difference between being busy and being productive. They also know they cannot sit around and wait for someone else to make their dreams come true.

It is up to you to make your life better. Go out and make it a great one!

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