facebook twitter instagram linkedin google youtube vimeo tumblr yelp rss email podcast phone blog search brokercheck brokercheck Play Pause

How Can I Improve My Individual Goals?


Setting goals is great, but it is far from the whole picture of what is required to actually achieve them. In addition, you need these three things. Watch this week's Arista Advice to find out what they are.

Full Transcript:

Hello, welcome to Arista Advice. Question of the week is: "Paul, how can I individual goals?"

I heard a quote this week from a book that I'm reading, The Motivation Myth, and the quote is from Scott Adams, and Scott Adams says, "Losers have goals, and winners have systems." This is one of the most common mistakes I see time and time again. I see entrepreneurs, individual investors, and retirees wanting to set personal and individual goals, and they shoot too far, and they don't create a system to take small, small steps. The small steps is a system. If you have a system in place, your chance of achieving that goal really goes up.

No, this doesn't mean goals are useless! Quite the opposite, goals are a necessary part of the equation. No matter what you're trying to accomplish  you need three things.
Number one: a mechanism, a vehicle,  pushing you in a particular direction.
Number two: a destination, and number three: a feedback loop, telling you how things are going. 

Goals only tell you where you should eventually end up. They are your destination and a single point on a complex map, but to finish the journey, you need a system on how to get there and to reach your destination.

Losers are only focused on small-minded goals that they will never  achieve. While winners, set up systems and put things in place to help them inevitably have success and to achieve the desired outcome. 

Thanks for listening! Have a great week. Remember, go to AristaWealth.com to get other videos, tools, tips, and resources to help you live your optimal life.