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Goal Setting: A Definitive Guide

Goal setting is an integral step in crafting a comprehensive career plan. Your short-term and long-term goals are your jumping-off point that sets your career plan in motion. These are what will motivate you to go through each of the grueling task mapped out in your plot, and to overcome all the hurdles that may come way your way. They’re like the light at the end of the tunnel, which you’d definitely want to reach no matter what.

Goal setting definition

Goal setting is defined as the process of formulating objectives that are attainable, measurable, realistic, specific and time-targeted. There are two primary types of goals: short-term and long-term.

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Goal setting is a major key to happiness and success in both business and life.

Short-term versus long-term goals…

What’s the difference between the two? Time frame, primarily. Long-term goals can be achieved within a few years from three to ten. One example is to get promoted from an entry-level employee to a manager. The time frame depends on the nature of your work and the policy in your company but since most would take years before you get a step higher in the corporate ladder, this is considered a long-term goal.

Short term-goals, meanwhile, can be anything from daily objectives to weekly or monthly targets to one- to two-year goals. It can include your tasks for the day (set up a meeting with clients, prepare paper works, clear your desk), for the week (finish the project plan, organize a team building activity, make several calls to potential clients), or for the month (set up the payroll system, update the monthly financial records). Goal setting lets you progress in all these areas.

It’s a common mistake for people to think that long-term goals are more important. Sure, they’re bigger and harder to achieve but you need to realize that without the short-term goals that make everyday steps possible, your long-term goals would be much more difficult to attain. But it’s imperative that all your short-term goals complement, or better yet, bring you a step closer to your long-term objectives.

Knowing the do’s and don’ts in goal setting


  • Determine what your goals are, both short-term and long-term.
  • Focus on accomplishing one goal at a time.
  • Write down your goals using a goal setting worksheet.
  • Set a realistic deadline.
  • Learn time management.
  • Be specific in what you want to achieve.
  • Track your progress.
  • Reward your success.
  • Surround yourself with people who will be able to help you get a step closer to your objectives.


  • Don’t just sit there and wait for something to happen.
  • Don’t aim for too many things at a time.
  • Don’t let hurdles put you down.
  • Don’t rush into things.
  • Don’t prioritize quantity over quality.
  • Don’t ever lose hope.

Achieving success in whatever endeavor you pursue is not possible without goal setting. Goals motivate you to work hard by reminding you what it is exactly you’re putting all your efforts for. Learn to use goal setting establish objectives that will help you get closer to your ambition.

Breakthrough To Success & Achievement: Announcing The Confidence Cure

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No self-confidence and no positive belief system leads to… Failure!

In the last couple of posts, we discussed how people fail to achieve their goals and dreams, even if they may be very smart and talented.

We also discussed that the core problem behind this failure for most people is a profound lack of (1) high self-confidence, and (2) the positive belief system needed to play full out to win.

Without high self-confidence, people tend to easily give up, or be distracted at the first sign of difficulty or resistance. Deep down, they don’t believe they can pull off the result they desire. Or if they do, they don’t feel worthy of it.

So, what can you do if you suffer from this kind of problem?…

Clearly, the answer is to develop the inner state of supreme self-confidence. This will give you the unstoppable drive to persist to your goals, no matter how stiff the opposition that stands in your way.

But this isn’t so easy.

We’re not talking here about some sort of phony positive thinking “hype.” This isn’t about pretending the garden is rosy when everything sticks to hell. It’s not about “fake it till you make it” or anything like that.

No. What’s needed are changes at the deepest regions of your psyche. These changes then give rise to genuine self-confidence of the highest order. Once this is part of your mental structure, you become unstoppable.

Now, making this sort of transformation is NOT easy. People can go their entire lives trying all sorts of methods, but failing to make substantial progress.

That’s why I recently created a brand new system called The Confidence Cure.

It does exactly what the title says. It uses very powerful brain-mind techniques to rapidly transform your consciousness from a failure to a super-success mechanism.

This means, you don’t have to spend years trying to change yourself. This new super-charged system can produce very rapid change indeed.

That’s because The Confidence Cure goes deep. It gets to the essence of the issue and fixes it. Once the core issue is resolved, everything else unfolds from there. Success becomes much easier to achieve.

You can certainly take the findings that I’ve shared with you in these messages and try to boost your self-confidence through other means. It may take years to get the same result. Maybe it will eventually work. Maybe it won’t work  at all. Who knows?

Or you can try the fast-track approach and use The Confidence Cure system to blast away the inner obstacles and put you on a rocket ship to success and achievement.

The reason for the vast majority of failure and low achievement in people’s lives is lack of

Cure this, and you cure the core problem, and thereby  attract more abundance, happiness, better relationships…  in fact, whatever matters to YOU in life.


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The Key Determinant For Success In Life

In the last post, we talked about the fact that Success is apparently uncorrelated to intelligence or talent. There seems to be a hidden factor involved that underlies it all; invisible and yet irresistibly potent.

I asked you to ponder what that factor might be; the key determiner of success or failure in your life.

Do you have any ideas?…

I hope you gave it some thought. I know I did. For years.

You see, I’ve experienced that very sort of frustration. I know what it is to set goals, see nothing come of it, and feel the listlessness that results. Not once, but many times. And afterwards have that “there must be something wrong with me” feeling.

Well, I’m here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with you. You are NOT a failure. And you are not less worthy than anyone else.

So, what is that factor that separates the successful from those who perpetually spin their wheels.

OK, it’s time to let you out of your suspense. In one word, the key differentiator is…

CONFIDENCE!build self confidence

Self-confidence, real belief in yourself and your expected happy outcome, is so critical that it really does make the difference between outrageous success and total blinding failure.

Can it really be this simple?

Yes, it really can.

Think about this for a moment…

What if you absolutely KNEW, without any shadow of a doubt, that if you simply took the actions needed, you would succeed in achieving your goal with 100% certainty.

If this was true, what would stop you from taking action? I think you would agree that the answer is nothing!

If you truly knew that you MUST infallibly succeed, and all you had to do is act… then of course you would do it!

Hence, to the extent that you do NOT have confidence in yourself and your desired outcome is the extent to which you will either take no action to begin with. Or else, you will give up prematurely at the first sign of resistance.

We give up because we do not believe, deep down, that we have much chance of success.

OR else we simply do not believe that we are worthy of that success. After all, who are YOU to think you could pull off such an enormous thing?

Do you see where I am going with this?

Basically, if you can reverse the process and actually have the self-confidence necessary, virtually anything you desire is potentially possible for you.

There are no limits to what you might achieve apart from those you yourself impose. You imposed those limits due to your own lack of self-confidence. And it’s you who can break them.

So what is the solution?…

Well, clearly to the extent that you can achieve a high level of self-confidence is the extent to which you can set goals. And persist with them, until they come to fruition.

But that’s easier said than done. It’s not so easy to overcome the habits of a lifetime, let alone the deep-seated system of thoughts, belief and behavior that have been instilled into you from the womb onward.

And we’re not talking about “fake” confidence either. We’re talking about the confidence that comes from having done something a million times, and KNOWING you can do it. Except, you have this sort of self-confidence and inner belief even if this is your very first attempt!

So, what is a person to do? How do you make the breakthrough to success and achievement via genuine self-confidence?

That’s the topic of my next post.


Why Do Some People Succeed While Others Fail?

One of the things that has intrigued me for a long time is simply this..

What is the core issue behind why some people fail to achieve their goals, but others succeed?

After all, we’re all born with certain gifts, talents, and a good degree of intelligence too. Yet, these seem completely uncorrelated to the success that some people experience in life, or the mediocrity that others must tolerate as their lot.

The “super-talented” derelict is almost proverbial. Those with the most intelligence and talent frequently under-utilize both. You often see people in senior positions in business, giving orders to people with more intelligence and talent than they themselves ever had.

Many people strive to better their lives. They ponder and imagine their future, set goals, and maybe even make some serious effort to achieve those goals.

Yet, it all mysteriously comes to nothing.

So they end up doing the whole thing over, either with the same goal or with new ones.

However, they inevitably find that the cycle repeats. Nothing much is ever achieved.

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Set more goals? Visualize? But it’s failed already!

Maybe you have experienced this very thing in your own life? Many people have. And it’s very frustrating.

The prescription frequently given is basically to do more of the same. Set more goals. Get precise on what you really want. Visualize your future reality. Use more determination. Persist. And so on.

All of this is fine and well. It works for the right people at the right time. It should work for everyone, but apparently it doesn’t.

And there’s a simple reason for that. It’s not that some people are smarter or more talented. Intelligence and talent actually have little to do with it, as I mentioned.

No. There’s something else going on. Can you think what it
might be?…

I’ve pondered this issue for a long time. The answer is by no means obvious, but I think I’ve finally hit upon it.

And in the post tomorrow, I’m going to tell you what it is that causes this failure that so many people experience and are frustrated with.

In the meantime, think for yourself about this yourself. See if you can come up with the answer.

Asoka Selvarajah

Creator of The Confidence Cure