How To Make THIS Your Best Year EVER

Has this been your best year ever? Will this be your best year EVER?

Imagine this for me… you and your family decide to go on a vacation. What is the FIRST thing you have to do before anything else?

My guess is that you probably won’t just hop in the car and start driving aimlessly, would you? I hope not.

Before you can book your accommodations, make your travel plans, take time off from work, decide what fun stuff you’ll do while you’re there, or anything else, you have to decide where you’re going. And the same thing holds true for business. You MUST begin with the end in mind.

But… most investors just jump in real estate without deciding where they’re going first. By doing this, it takes you much longer to reach your final destination, it’s MUCH more expensive, and causes frustration beyond belief.

Oh No, Not Goal Setting Again!

I know what you’re probably thinking… “Not this again. Not more of this goal setting stuff.” I didn’t understand the value of goal setting until after becoming interested in real estate. I started reading every book I could get my hands on and noticed a pattern.

Practically every book preached the importance of goal setting (and at that point I still hadn’t written down my goals yet). But then I came across a particular study that changed everything for me.

In the early ‘50s, researchers polled the graduating class at Yale to see how many of them had written goals. They found that only 3% had them. Twenty years later, they revisited the graduating class to find out how the wealth was distributed amongst them. What they found was startling!

The 3% of the graduating class at Yale who had written goals had accumulated more wealth than the other 97% combined!

How To Set Goals For Maximum Impact

There are certain characteristics that will make your goals as effective as possible. Here are 4 elements for maximum impact…

1) Stated in the positive – Your goal should be what you want, not what you don’t want.

2) Personal – It must be something that you want for yourself… not what your parents want for you… or spouse or friends.

3) Specific (Result and time frame)
– This is critical. The result must be quantifiable, and a time frame established. Otherwise, it’s simply a wish, a hope. Here’s an example if you want private money for your deals… “It is X-Date, and I closed my first deal with a $125,000 private money loan.”

4) Visualize your success – If you can’t see it in your mind, you’ll never see it in reality. That’s how the world works. Imagine successfully achieving your goals… what do you look like? How do you feel? What are you saying to yourself? What are others saying to you? The more you experience your goals as achieved in your mind, the faster you’ll achieve them in your life.

How To Achieve Your Goals FASTER Than You Thought Possible

From 1960 to 1980, Russia dominated gymnastics in the Olympics. They consistently nailed their routines with perfection. No one knew how they were able to perform with such excellence. Finally in the late 80’s, the secret came out.

And it’s the same secret that will you allow you to build a thriving and profitable real estate business… and live the life of your dreams. What was their secret ingredient?

The Russians not only trained physically… more importantly, they trained mentally – through visualization. They mentally rehearsed their routines hundreds of times… seeing themselves execute with perfection over and over again. And a revolutionary strategy for achievement was born.

Your Homework 🙂

Alrighty, now it’s time to put this knowledge into action. Set aside 1 hour in the next 48 hours to write down 3 goals in each of the 8 core areas of life: Financial, Career/biz, relationships/family, Health, Fun/Pleasure, Spiritual, Education, Public Service. Make sure to incorporate the 4 characteristics for maximum impact.

Continuously visualize yourself successfully achieving your goals… and let’s making this the best year you’ve ever had!

To your success!

– Pat

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