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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Developing a Goal Achieving Attitude - Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of a 2-part series: Developing a Goal Achieving Attitude

“The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.” - Og Mandino
If you want to be truly successful in how you achieve your goals, then you need to harbor the right habits and attitudes that will keep you on track. There are a number of good traits you must commit to for life to realize your potential, including:

Industriousness

As a business coach, it has been proven to me time and time again that hard work is an inescapable component in the foundation of success. The achievements of the most famous and successful people can often be attributed to hard work. Being industrious means working harder than anyone else, studying more than anyone else and even, at times, suffering more than anyone else. You have to understand the importance of delayed gratification as you work towards your ultimate goal. When working with my clients, to begin hard work, we typically start with a  schedule, writing down tasks and functions of the day and finding the right people and resources that can assist you.

Discipline and Consistency

Discipline can separate the successful from the unsuccessful. If you truly want to make changes in your life, you do what is required even if you do not want to at times (while maintaining excellent quality and optimum performance each time). Being consistent is intertwined with patience, wherein you continue performing well, regardless of the situations and hindrances, to yield the results you want in the end.

Continue practicing good habits and sticking to the functions that lead to your main goal and, over time, it will become easier to do. You will experience positive change and realize the opportunities that come with being dedicated.

This is the end of Part 1 of a 2-part series: Developing a Goal Achieving Attitude … if you have any thoughts or feedback on the attitudes and habits necessary for goal achievement, please share them in the comment section. And check in on Friday when I’ll post Part 2.

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