Goals Must Be 100% Achievable


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One of the reasons self-made millionaires become rich, is they know something about goal-setting that isn’t generally known or taught. And this knowledge enables them to achieve 100% of their goals, every time, all the time.

Unfortunately, most people who set goals, grow frustrated or beaten down and eventually give up on their goals. That’s too bad because if they had just a little bit more knowledge, they could achieve every single goal they pursued. So, what do successful, self-made people understand about goal-setting?

They know that goals are not some future event, milestone, objective or desire.

That’s what dreams are.

Goals are goals when they have two things:

  1. Some Physical Action and
  2. 100% Achievability

A goal is achievable, only when you possess the requisite skills and knowledge necessary in order to achieve the goal.

It’s the 100% achievability part, however, which causes most to fail in reaching their goals.

Each goal is different. Some goals require minimum skills and knowledge. Others require a much higher level of skill and knowledge and should not be pursued until you improve your skills or increase your knowledge.



This is an exaggerated example, but follow the logic. Let’s say you are about to graduate from college with a pre-law degree. Your big dream is to become an attorney. In order to realize that dream, you must achieve specific goals behind that dream, namely:

  1. Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
  2. Score Well on the LSAT
  3. Go to Law School
  4. Graduate From Law School
  5. Take the Bar Exam

Right after you graduate from college, you sit for the LSAT. Unfortunately, you receive a score that is too low and you are denied admittance into law school.

The reason you scored so low was because you did not possess the requisite knowledge to receive a sufficient score. So, that subsidiary goal of Taking the LSAT, actually required another subsidiary goal – studying for the LSAT.

So, you set a new subsidiary goal – Take an LSAT Review Course.

The review course requires that you devote six months in going to review classes, studying and taking practice exams.

After six months, you complete the review course, sit for the LSAT, and achieve a score that gets you into law school.

That’s how the goal-setting process works. You define some big dream, build goals around that dream and pursue each goal until you realize your big dream.

If, along the way, you lack some fundamental skill or adequate knowledge and fail to achieve one of your goals, you must stop and gain the requisite skills or knowledge until that goal becomes 100% achievable.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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