Everything counts.  Everything either moves you toward your goal or farther away from it.

By Brian Tracy in an audio program called The Luck Factor

Why are goals so hard to set and put down in writing?  For me it was because I didn’t want to let myself down.  I would set goals that were unrealistic, in and of themselves, with unrealistic due dates.

Recently I have been getting better at breaking my goals down into smaller chunks and this has helped me get things done and not feel overwhelmed.

That’s all a part of the process.  Goal setting is a skill and must be practiced, moving you along a learning curve just like any other skill.

Jim Rohm in The Art of Exceptional Living says:

Here’s how complicated goal setting is.  Figure out what you want and write it down. Write it down.

I have come to realize that the most important factor to success in life is setting and working towards goals.  Without them we wonder around getting nowhere, struggling or just getting by.

Set and refine your list of goals every week. The repetition will soon make your goals a part of your active mind, but more important, they will seep down into your other mind.  That mysterious source which never sleeps and brings all kinds of amazing “coincidences” into your life to assist you in accomplishing your goals.

If humans only use one percent of our brains, our subconscious represents the other ninety-nine percent that lays dormant within all of us.  For all intensive purposes, that means immeasurable, infinite.

Goals help us tap into the power of our subconscious minds.