Define Your Goals-Success Strategy #2

There are 7 proven success strategies highly successful people have always used to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. 

These same principles can also serve as a catalyst for YOU.


Take some time today to reflect on Success Strategy #2.


Invest in yourself.  You’re worth it!
1. Define Success  

2. Define Your Goals

There are really only three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, What happened? – Ann Landers

Life is the sum of all your choices. — Albert Camus 

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. —Albert Einstein

 Without a clear goal, life is nothing more than taking a trip without a map.  How will you know where to go or even know you have reached your ideal destination once you get there?    

  • Pretend the year is over, what do you want to have happened most? 
  • What three things, more than anything else, will you be thrilled about most when you accomplish them?

One thing I have learned time and time again in life is that when I have a passionate worthwhile and challenging goal that is attainable yet a stretch to grow from, I can become frustrated, unfocused, and find I doubt my ability to make my dreams really happen. 

Most people would say that it is critical for success to know click here to read the rest.  EXACTLY what you want to achieve. For me personally, and many others, having any more than 3 big goals at a time is suicidal.  You are more susceptable to sinking deep into the quick sand of overwhelm and become so brain drained cluttered, no real lasting success can result to rescue you from this trap. 

Fatal distractions, a common barrier to success,  happen when you are sidetracked and take on too many things.  Typically your “to do” list grows and few things get crossed off.  

Want some Simple Tips to overcome these issues? 

Today we are going to share some Lori Bestler “to do” tips to grow on. 

Ideally the tips below will, if you are willing to take action on one or two ideas you read about, you just may move past the barriers that have kept you stuck from achieving the success you desire. 

  • My first rule of thumb is to date everything I write on my “to do” list.
  • I prioritize this list according to what goals I am accomplishing RIGHT NOW.
  • In the event that a “to do” activity has been on my list more than one month, I cross it off and add the activity to a computer file I title IDEAS.  In this file I have folders, such as Speaking, Training, Coaching, Marketing, Networking, Orgainzing.  My “to do’s” will usually fall into one of these catagories for my business.  I then type the “to do” activity in a document (if I feel it is still important to my focused goals) and remember to date it. 

What I have discovered is that I feel stressed when I throw something away.  Fearing I really need it.  When I give myself permission to keep it but put it away so it is out of sight and mind, it no longer demands my attention. 

Then eventually, maybe once or twice a year, I go through the idea lists.  I find that I can remove a ton of these activities, realizing they were not really necessary.  I ask myself, “self” is this something you will use in the next 3-6 months?  If no, then toss it.  There is a ton of information and new ideas to grow on at your fingertips every day.  

Manage a manageable “to do” list to achieve your goals and you most likely will do just that. 


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This article was written by Lori Bestler-Strategic Mind Coach and Award Winning Motivational Speaker with MindScapes Unlimited Mind Coaching Center.

Lori Bestler, know as the Mind Mastery Expert specializes in working with high level entrepreneurs and business professionals with busy minds who are struggling to take more control of their life, very possibly feeling overwhelmed, unfocused and stressed out. She teaches people the mechanics of the mindset that enables them to overcome barriers in beliefs and behavior to improve health, wealth and well-being. Through her Strategic Mind Coaching program and speaking engagements, Lori has helped thousands of individuals live the life they desire most. Ms. Bestler runs a private practice in Lino Lakes assisting clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding Twin Cities Metropolitan Areas.

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