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4 Ways to Know Your Goals Are Too Small | Brian Tracy

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4 Ways to Know Your Goals Are Too Small | Brian Tracy
When deciding on long- and short-term goals, perhaps the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fable best exemplifies a healthy process. If you aim too high, not attaining them can be too hot. Aim too low, and your motivation could get cold.

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Challenging your abilities

A healthy goal forces us a little out of our comfort zone.

When your goals do not ask you to work harder, maintain a laser focus or get the blood pumping, it’s important to aim a tad higher.

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Creating a substantial life change

Robust goals take your current situation and enhance it to a noticeable level. 

Goals that don’t impact you in a meaningful fashion are often too small.

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Inspiring goals

One of the indicators that a goal is too small trails back to your lack of enthusiasm.

Inspirational goals garner your focus and call on your inner self to focus and stay on task. They have a pull that draws your attention and makes you want to achieve.

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Specific goals

Serious goals should include some level of detail, to emphasize your determination to reach them.

A general idea is fine, but you also need specifics: essential details about how to get from today to the day you earn the win.

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Clarity. Have a clear vision of your desires and future to help you stay focused on your goals.
Competence. Commit yourself to doing something that enables you to become better at doing the most important things in your field.
Concentration. Persevere, without diversion or distraction, in a straight line toward accomplishing your goals.

Identifying Productivity Constraints

What restraints you from achieving your goals? Are they learned feelings of helplessness? Or are they just simply excuses? Remember, whatever you have learned, you can unlearn. 

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