This year, I wrote another book. A book on goal-setting.
Right now, I am in the process of editing. I am guessing it will take me a few weeks. As I edit, I will post sections as blog posts.
As for the title, I am still tossing some ideas around. For now, I will simply title the blog posts as Goals.
This is the forward.
I wrote this book for one reason. I want to help people who are feeling lost learn to set and hit their goals. I sincerely hope the skills you learn in this book help you live the life you want to live.
The lessons you find will here apply to anyone who wants to reach their goals.
In this book, I have a goal, too. My goal is simple. I want to share with you what no one shared with me. I had to learn most of this stuff on my own. I learned much of it through the slow process of trial and error. I learned it over more than 30 years. I hope I can save you some time. I believe I can.
My goal is to show you how to set and achieve goals and then move on to what you really want to do with your life.
Why another book on goals?
What I will share with you in this book is available in other books. The truth is, I am not the first to discover the power of goal setting.
However, as I write this, in 2022, it has become popular for authors of goal-setting books to fill their books with profanity.
I will not do that to you.
I find that kind of language insulting both to the reader and the writer.
In my opinion, constant swearing is a sign of a feeble mind. It’s an indicator on the dashboard. This particular indicator light lets us know the speaker has lost control.
This book is profanity-free. If you are a young person, there is no reason to hide this book from your parents.
Side note. If you are working at a job right now, you could easily set yourself apart by simply refusing to swear at work.
Add to this a refusal to complain, and a willingness to show up on time ready to work, and you could likely be managing the place in a short time.
It’s easy to stand out these days.
But, I digress. Back to the topic.
I wish someone had handed me a book on goals 30 years ago.
No one did.
During four years of high school, I read no books on goals. Not one.
After high school, I went to college. During four and a half years of college, I read not one single book on goals. I took no classes on goals. The college offered none.
I used to think it was an oversight. College simply forgot to make sure I signed up for the goal-setting courses.
I no longer believe it was an oversight. I believe it was intentional.
Teach people exactly how to set goals and achieve goals, and they will learn to self-govern. Self-governing people quickly become independent.
Look around. Independence is not something colleges, companies, and governments are interested in these days.
No matter. Whether it was intentional or not, the fact remains. I never took a single class on goal setting.
I am guessing you haven’t either.
This book is for both of us
I am writing this book for my 20-year-old self. I will share with my 20-year-old self what I wish I had known.
I am no longer 20 years old. But, maybe you are.
Perhaps you will learn from my mistakes. Perhaps you will shave years off your learning curve.
What to look for in this book
Before we get started, I’d like to share a tip with you.
Whenever I buy a book, I buy it for specific reasons.
If I buy a fictional book, I buy the book for entertainment. I really have no other expectations.
If I buy a practical book, such as a self-help book, I am looking for a time-saving idea, a money-saving idea, or an income-generating idea.
If I find one time-saving idea, one money-saving idea, or one income-generating idea I can implement, I am happy. The price of the book was worth it.
Many of the tips and insights I will share with you in this book have the potential to save you a lot of time or generate a lot of income.
But, you will have to act.
Let’s get started.