Last year, I wrote a book on goal setting.  I am now in the process of editing that book.  As I edit, I will post excerpts here on my blog.  This is from chapter one:


When it comes to setting goals, nothing happens unless you take action.  

Our English word “action” comes from the Latin word “ago.”  The word translates as I do, I go, I drive, or I act.  All are action words.  

Not to put too fine a point on it, in order to hit your goals, you must act.  You must do something.  You need to go, to drive forward. 

Nothing happens without action.  

We all know those who talk about what they are going to do.  Someday.  One of these days.  Real soon now.  

I always feel a bit sad for these people.  I want good things for people.  I want to see people hit their goals.  Deep down, I know many of these people will not hit their goals.  

You have likely heard the old saying, ’Talkers are not good doers.’

I’ve lived long enough to know the saying is true.  

Winston Churchill once said, “I long ago stopped listening to what people say.  I watch what they do.”

In other words, actions speak louder than words.  

Maybe you are one of the “talkers”, but I doubt it.  Most of the talkers I know do not read much.  If you are reading a book on goal setting, you are more likely a “doer.”  You are likely an action-taker.  

You have taken action on the first step.  You are reading a book on goals.


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