Goal-Setting for the New Year

So, here I am, armed with sage Zig Ziglar's Success for Dummies, reading my ten pages a day (please see the quote at the bottom of this page for context)and thoroughly enjoying it, and then struck by how very "old school" this book's approach probably seems to many blog readers... especially readers under a certain age.

Zig Ziglar was a phenomenally popular motivational speaker who at one time had sold over a million copies of his book "See You At the Top". His famous I CAN course was taught in more than 3,000 schools and businesses. But that was all before the discovery of "The Secret" or "The Law of Attraction"... OR WAS IT?

Here are some quotes from ZZ that put him firmly in a positively vibrant contemporary camp:

  • "If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."
  • "You have to ''be'' before you can ''do,'' and "do" before you can "have."
  • "Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."
  • "You are the only person on earth who can use your ability."
  • "When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world."

    Hmmm. As I said, I am very engrossed in what he has to say-- maybe you would benefit from some of his teachings as well. He has written quite a few words on the subject of "Goals" for example-- what most of us used to call "New Year's Resolutions" when we sat down and listed what different things we would strive for over the next year. If you are interested in a way of approaching your Goal-setting that draws upon the inspirational wisdom of Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy and other 'motivators', go ahead and sign up for the Positively Vibrant Tips ezine below. (It doesn't have to be the beginning of the New Year to set goals, either, by the way!)

    "In addition to reading ten pages a day of a motivational or inspirational book...listen to a self-improvement CD for at least 15 minutes every day... If you spend that time listening to educational and self-improvement material, you'll have the equivalent of a Ph.D. on any subject you choose in just a few years. That's the Slight Edge." ~Jeff Olson, author of "The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life"

    Michael Rawluk said...

    I always think the true New Year should start with each persons birthday. That is the time to set 'goals.'
    We could say "Happy Birthday and Happy New Year" at the same time.

    Cynthia said...

    Hey Michael-- that works! Something exciting for November when my New Year would start! Thanks for your comments!