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Set goals : Prepare Concrete Plans

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You can't hit a target you can't see ―Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.?    Arthur Ashe American Tennis player
To march on the path of success you have to know what you are.Be very clear about your ability to do what you wish to do. It is the starting point. Now decide what you want to be or what you want to do. This will be your destination i.e. Your vision. Knowing the starting point will enable you to navigate to your destination.

Set goals Bruce Lee and Michael Johnson way
Bruce Lee popular martial arts expert and Hollywood star and Michael Johnson, the Olympic champion sprinter set crystal clear goals for themselves that included not only a blueprint of what they wanted to achieve and how but also a deadline. 
Bruce Lee always remained   specific and clearly laid out his intentions and backed them up with  discipline and focus.  He made his intentions clear in the following letter that he wrote on 19th January 1969, the letter very clearly defines what he wanted to achieve and do.

My Definite Chief Aim
I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness. Bruce Lee, Jan. 1969
He just didn't write himself a letter of intent and then wait for the world to embrace him. He worked for it hard and achieved.

 If you truly want something, what could be more fulfilling than getting fully involved and pouring yourself into it every  Michael Johnson-an American Sprinter
Michael Johnson-an American Sprinter
He had set a   goal to win Gold medals in the 200 as well as in 400 meters sprint at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He wrote down those goals indicating the time  he would win them. However, there was a problem that needed to be solved if Michael Johnson was to achieve the set goal. The problem related to both the events being organized on the same date, it was therefore apparently almost impossible for him to run both and win 
However he set the goals In clear terms. After having done so  he  remembered  what his father used to ask  him every time he set a goal  .The question asked  used to be     ?What are you going to do about it? and ?Now that you have a goal, how are you going to achieve it??
Taking a cue from his father?s repeatedly asked question   Johnson developed a workout regime with his coach that involved specific weight training, stretching and running intervals five days a week. In addition, he successfully petitioned the Olympic Committee daily to move the 200 and the 400 meters run to different days.

 Follow these great achievers. Write down your vision in precise detail. Include a deadline. Having an exact idea of what you?re going to accomplish will create the right mindset.


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