How to Be a Winner: 5 Keys to Achieving Big Goals

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Set a Big Activity Goal

You don't win by going for good. You win when you go for great. That's why the first and most important step in achieving big goals is, well, being bold enough to set BIG goals. Unfortunately, we often set small goals, which are killers because they prevent us from connecting with our drive to excel. We simply can't get fired up about them. But when you decide to go for something big, it inspires you to rise up and do more than you think is possible.

The key to achieving big goals is to set them frequently — daily, weekly, monthly — and to make them achievable yet significant. Each goal you achieve will give you the confidence you need to tackle the next goal tomorrow or next week or next month. And that's how you make fast progress. So find the courage to go for the big goal today! It will create excitement and anticipation. It will bring focus, clarity, and intensity to your efforts.

Everyone wants to do great things, but few actually do. Why? Most people are either afraid to think big, believe they don't have what it takes, or don't want to commit to putting in the kind of effort required to accomplish anything truly great.

The truth is that nothing great happens without intense effort. Plans are a good starting point, but it's the energy you put behind them that make them fail or succeed. And anybody willing to put in the energy and effort can accomplish great things. But people who feel like life is giving them a dirty hand usually resent everything they have to do. They look for ways to cut corners and end up leading a small and limited life.

According to Larry Weidel, author of "Serial Winner: 5 Actions To Create Your Cycle of Success," if you want to achieve big things, you have to be willing to lay it all on the line, and drive yourself to exhaustion over a goal. When you push yourself, you grow faster. You learn how to get more done. You learn how to make yourself more valuable. You pick up ideas and experience you can use the rest of your life.

So what's the strategy for actually pulling off big goals? Weidel has refined what he's learned from various winners in all fields to five tactics.

Larry Weidel is the author of Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success (Greenleaf; October 2015). He has spent the past 40 years building a national financial services organization and helping the people on his team achieve the success they want. He helped grow A.L. Williams into the financial services giant Primerica. Today, Larry holds weekly coaching calls for leaders across the United States and Canada. His videos, articles, and other resources on career success, leadership, and sales are widely popular. You can learn more at http://weidelonwinning.com/

 

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