Title and author: Goals – How to Get Everything You Want – Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy
By mastering the process of creating, clarifying, and using goals to guide your activity, you have the potential to use the most limited resource, your time, to accomplish the most. This is the thesis of Brian Tracy’s book on Goals.
This book begins at the very beginning with an understanding of your tremendous potential and a rejection of external and internal limitations. Tracy then takes him on a journey to clarify his values and take control of her own life. She then discusses how to determine his true goals in light of the values clarification.
Next Tracy teaches how to manage time effectively to achieve your goals and how to manage them. Take time to discuss the importance of skills and creativity in these endeavors. He talks about the importance of looking at your goals and acting on them every day. This may be the book’s most crucial observation: no matter how carefully and cleverly you identify goals, if you don’t continually act on them, they won’t get you anywhere.
Finally, Tracy teaches the importance of flexibility in thinking about and pursuing goals and the value of persistence.
As with all of Tracy’s books, this is an easy read. It is aimed at the average reader. The book is well organized and contains bullet points and plenty of headings and subheadings to keep your thinking organized as you digest the information.
Brian Tracy is a prolific author of books, audio and video programs. He may be the most prolific author in his field in the world. He runs a large multinational corporation that trains people in business and human potential.
Three great ideas you can use:
1. If Tracy was given just five minutes to talk to you and could only convey one thought that would help you be more successful, she would say, “Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans.” Every day.” This is the most powerful teaching in the entire book.
2. “It doesn’t matter where you come from; the only thing that matters is where you’re going. And where you’re going is determined solely by yourself and your own thoughts.”
3. The main difference between high performers and low performers is “action orientation.” Men and women who accomplish great deeds in life are intensely action-oriented.
Goals – How To Get Everything You Want – Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy
Copyright: 2003 by Brian Tracy
Published by Berrett-Koehler, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Rating of this book
Overall Book Rating: Excellent
Writing style: easy to read.
Usefulness: Very useful for anyone who is serious about increasing their potential and achievements.