Why does goal setting work?


Many will tell you to set goals, but have you ever wondered why goal setting actually works? When you look at people that are good at goal setting and goal attraction they achieve everything that they set out to achieve, where as people that do not set goals and just follow that crowd can find it much harder to get what they want, if at all.

We become what we think about and setting goals focuses our thoughts in our minds. Goal attraction works in the same way; raising a goal to even more dominance in your mind. It is with our thoughts that we shape our lives and our world around us.

We build our futures –
Thought by thought
Emotion by emotion
Dream by dream
Goal by goal
Attitude by attitude
Belief by belief
We will become our dominant thoughts.

Why does goal setting work? You could also ask the question, why doesn’t goal setting work for some people? The answer to that question in many cases is that although they have set a goal it is rarely in their thoughts and when it is in their thoughts, that goal is doubted.

How to make goal setting work?
Set the goal.
Write the goal down.
Use many forms of goal attraction.
Make that goal part of your daily dominant thoughts.
Believe and expect your goal to be achieved.
Do all this with a happy, calm state of mind and you will see for yourself that goal setting works.


Write your goal down


A goal must be writen down to give it power and energy.


Always remember


Above is a famous quote from Albert Einstein, it is so famous and well used because of the important truth it contains. It is a good quote to memorise and think upon from time to time.


Mind and Achievement


When you set your mind on achievement, you must decide in your mind that you will not quit.


“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”
You cannot disagree with that.




Reach your dreams by focusing your mind and the achievement will follow



Focus your mind and the achievement will follow. The dreams of the dreamer can come true if they really want them to, but they have to focus on their dream. Dreaming big and dreaming often has produced great success for many. Our thoughts each and every day will affect our futures; you will be tomorrow, what you are thinking today.

Some find life to be a struggle all the way through. If it is all a struggle, then be sure that you are struggling in the right direction! Plan for what you want and plan big enough as early as you can in life, imagine that life is your employer and at the start of this employment you are able to set the wages for your time in that employment, be sure to ask enough from life.

I bargained with life for a penny
And life would pay no more
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store
For life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.


We will become what we think about, our day dreams are thoughts, dream big and dream often, for then life need not be a struggle all the while. Life must be enjoyed and life must include some generous rewards that can be traced all the way to your own thoughts and dreams which you chose to focus on.


Goals and Action


When you know what you want and know why you want it or to put it another way; you have set your mind on achievement, eventually it becomes time for action. Action is the part of achieving a goal that will stop many people from achieving all that they have planned. Why does action cause such a big problem for many people?

Firstly – many people keep thinking that it must all be done in a rush and would try to do it in just one step if they could. Reaching a goal is very often a case of lots of seemingly small steps being taken continually. No one step is responsible for reaching the end result, but by failing to continually take constant small steps is to fail to take action in many cases; no action means no results.

Secondly – procrastination. Because so many think that it must all happen quickly and by taking giant steps, the task feels daunting, so many will find ways to put it off until tomorrow. Often procrastination creeps in unnoticed, we fail to realise that we are not taking action because we have what we feel to be good reasons for waiting.

In a survey once held, the findings showed that constant daily action produced greater overall results, than the people that had a mad catch up session once or twice a week. Constant daily action, even if it may appear to be small, produces momentum. Momentum brings results by compounding all of those small regular pieces of action.

The message is – take some action every day.


The path to success


The path to success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.
Tony Robbins


Tony Brassington / Mind and Achievement Newsletter


The Mind and Achievement Newsletter has just recently been added to this website, it replaces the 500 wealth and success quotes (still available free if anyone would like to email me for a copy), but the new newsletter will better reflect the company and work of Tony Brassington.

It is my intention to make some items available to my newsletter readers first, for example audio downloads, which I will be making very soon. Some news items will be posted firstly in my newsletter. As well as some goal setting and goal attraction items, which may only be available through my newsletter. There will also be information on my public speaking events.

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Today would be a good day to start.


Why wait? When will the time be right? When will the market or economy be right, will you have more time in the future – how could you have more time without more hours being added to the day?

Some appear to live by the motto of “I will do it tomorrow” does that tomorrow ever come for them? Results will not come by putting things off until tomorrow.

“One today is worth two tomorrows” as Benjamin Franklin put it.

So when is the time right? The time is right when you –

Know what you want.
Know why you want it.

When you know the answers to those two questions then it is the correct time to start and take the first steps. So if you are ready then today would be a good day to start.


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