Hi! I have always believed in setting goals for myself and my business, and working really hard to achieve them. I recently read an interesting article by Jared James in RIS Media and thought I would share it with my friends and clients who live in Philadelphia.
The following is a passage taken from “Are You Where You Want to Be?” It echoes the secret thoughts that people, walking to and from their homes in Old City, shopping in Rittenhouse Square, and heading home from their jobs in Graduate Hospital, have every day. Take a moment to read, enjoy, maybe even share with a friend:
“I don’t know how many people would openly admit this, but many feel they are just not exactly where they want to be yet in life. Some are close or on the right track, while others are no where near where they thought they would be. One thing that I have learned as a speaker and a trainer is that as much as I would like to believe that achieving goals is very complex, the truth is, most people miss the mark because they don’t realize how to simplify their strategies.
A man came up to me at a recent event to talk about his dreams, what he wanted to do with his life, and why, after all this time, he still felt like he wasn’t any closer than he was 10 years ago. As we were talking, I realized that, like most people, he had been talking about what he wanted for a long time, but really hadn’t been following a specific plan. It reminded me of a video I had watched some time ago that talked about four steps to follow in any business, which really helped me take my real estate business to new heights. The four steps were: potential, action, results and beliefs.
Think about it this way: If you were only two miles from my house and I asked you to come over, but didn’t give you directions, no matter how much you wanted to, you’d never get there. If you didn’t know which roads to take and where to turn, you’d probably never make it. Or in the best-case scenario, it would take you significantly longer to arrive than if you’d had the directions in the first place.
This is comparable to how most people run their businesses. They pretty much know where they want to go and just try to stay busy enough to get there. Yet they never arrive. Sound familiar? Let’s take a closer look at the road map for finally getting what you want out of your business.”
Read the entire article by clicking here.