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Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a practical, proven strategy for creating and meeting goals that has been used by more than 1 million people to achieve extraordinary things in life. Author Brian Tracy explains the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Usi Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a practical, proven strategy for creating and meeting goals that has been used by more than 1 million people to achieve extraordinary things in life. Author Brian Tracy explains the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Using simple language and real-life examples, Tracy shows how to do the crucial work of determining one's strengths, values, and true goals. He explains how to build the self-esteem and confidence necessary for achievement; how to overpower every problem or obstacle; how to overcome difficulties; how to respond to challenges; and how to continue moving forward no matter what happens. The book's "Mental Fitness" program of character development shows readers how to become the kind of person on the inside who can achieve any goal on the outside.


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Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a practical, proven strategy for creating and meeting goals that has been used by more than 1 million people to achieve extraordinary things in life. Author Brian Tracy explains the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Usi Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a practical, proven strategy for creating and meeting goals that has been used by more than 1 million people to achieve extraordinary things in life. Author Brian Tracy explains the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Using simple language and real-life examples, Tracy shows how to do the crucial work of determining one's strengths, values, and true goals. He explains how to build the self-esteem and confidence necessary for achievement; how to overpower every problem or obstacle; how to overcome difficulties; how to respond to challenges; and how to continue moving forward no matter what happens. The book's "Mental Fitness" program of character development shows readers how to become the kind of person on the inside who can achieve any goal on the outside.

30 review for Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mikayel Galstyan

    I started reading this book because my mom suggested it. She thought it would be a good book to get me to set good new years resolutions. To be honest, even though this book probably isn’t meant for a 13-year-old kid, it was actually really interesting. The plot of the book; well there really wasn’t a specifically set plot. The book started out with him talking about how he changed his life and how we can all change our life’s if we set reasonable goals. The book also goes over key points on wha I started reading this book because my mom suggested it. She thought it would be a good book to get me to set good new years resolutions. To be honest, even though this book probably isn’t meant for a 13-year-old kid, it was actually really interesting. The plot of the book; well there really wasn’t a specifically set plot. The book started out with him talking about how he changed his life and how we can all change our life’s if we set reasonable goals. The book also goes over key points on what type of background one needs and what type of steps one should take to be successful in life. A knowledgeable quote from this book would be, “Failure is merely an opportunity to more intelligently begin again.’’ I think that he is trying to say that if someone fails at something it shouldn’t be a set down, but an opportunity to not make the same mistake. Something that I thought was unique about the authors writing style is that he makes the book feel like it is written for me. I would recommend this book to adults who want to learn the skill of goal setting or adults who want to get their life’s back on track.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    This is a good book if you want to set some good goals. Of course, that's what I wanted to do. And thanks to this book, I now have set some good goals. As you can probably guess this book has a lot to say about setting goals, but it's not just about the tactics and quick tips. It also covers a lot of the psychology of setting goals as well. There is a lot to read and it can get a little convoluted, but the book basically follows these five points: 1. Get in the right frame of mind. Accept comple This is a good book if you want to set some good goals. Of course, that's what I wanted to do. And thanks to this book, I now have set some good goals. As you can probably guess this book has a lot to say about setting goals, but it's not just about the tactics and quick tips. It also covers a lot of the psychology of setting goals as well. There is a lot to read and it can get a little convoluted, but the book basically follows these five points: 1. Get in the right frame of mind. Accept complete responsibility for your life. Remove negative emotions like fear, self-pity, jealousy, and anger. 2. Clarify your values. Set the values you want to base your life around. Take the time to think about what you really believe and build your goals around it. Make sure your beliefs are congruent with reality. 3. Set your goals. Identify where you are right now and where you want to be if there was nothing to stop you in the realms of work, finance, health, relationships, and lifestyle. Choose the most important goal and make it your major definite goal for the foreseeable future. 4. Refine your goals. Clarify your goals and make a plan of action. Identify ahead of time specifically how you will accomplish this goal, what resources you will need, and who you'll need to know. 5. Review your goals. Practice measuring your progress, visualize your goals, and review your goals every day by writing them down. The more you can get them into your subconscious, the better. Of course, like all good 200-page self-help books, Goals! is very verbose, very redundant, and quite disorganized as well. There was one chapter that was almost exactly the same as the one before it. And the action steps at the end of each chapter, while good, had you doing the same damn thing over and over again. But, as much as I like to criticize, I'm glad I read this book. It has some great principles and it helped me set some great goals. I used to be pretty bad at setting goals. I just had a bunch of vague ideas and some vague steps to get there. Then I always got sad when I never accomplished them. This time, though, I think things will turn out a little differently. My favorite takeaways: 1. You are completely responsible for your own life. The antidote for negative emotions of all kinds is to accept responsibility. Only after you do this can you begin to set and achieve goals. To keep your mind positive, never complain about or criticize someone or something. 2. You become what you think about most of the time. The most successful people think about what they want and how to get it. Unsuccessful and unhappy people think about what they don't want most of the time. 3. Have a desire: what do you really want? You must have an intense, burning desire for your particular goal. What do you really want, and how badly do you want it? 4. Believe that your goal is achievable. 5. Write your goal down. Continually ask yourself, “How will I measure success in the achievement of this goal? What standards will I create? What benchmarks or scorecards can I use to measure my progress?” 6. Determine your starting point. When you assess your situation by analyzing your starting point, you are forced to be honest with yourself. This enables you to set goals that are believable and achievable rather than setting goals that may be unattainable and self-defeating. 7. Determine why you want it. Make a list of all the ways that you will personally benefit by achieving that goal. The more reasons you have for wanting to achieve your goal, the more intense will be your desire. 8. Set a deadline. A deadline is a “best guess” of when you will attain the goal. You will achieve fully half of the goals that you set for yourself before your deadline, and you will probably achieve half of your goals after the deadline. But you must have a deadline. If your goal is big enough, break your deadline down into subdeadlines. 9. Identify the obstacles in your way. Why aren't you at your goal already? What is blocking you? 10. Determine the additional knowledge and skills you need. Every new goal should be combined with a learning objective. Whatever your goal, you must decide what you will have to learn and master to attain it. 11. Determine the people whose help you will need. Relationships are everything. To achieve anything of consequence, you will need the help of lots of people. The more and better relationships you develop, the faster you will achieve your goals and the better will be every part of your life. 12. Make a plan: put it all together. A plan is an organized list of tasks that you will have to complete to get from where you are to where you want to go. Analyze your starting point and your reasons, set a deadline, list the obstacles you will need to overcome, and what skills and knowledge and people you will need to know. You then take all of these elements and combine them into a plan of action. 13. Visualize your goal continually. Imagine what it would look like if you had already accomplished it. Get the feeling that you would have if you were at your goal already. Repeat this visualization, combined with the feeling that goes with it, over and over during the day. Eventually, your goal becomes a powerful unconscious force motivating and inspiring you day and night. 14. Never give up. Make the decision, long before you face any obstacles or difficulties, that no matter what happens, you will persevere until you finally reach your goal. Action Steps: 1. Clarify my values. 2. Set my major definite goal. 3. Set goals for the next six months to a year for my work, finance, health, relationships, and lifestyle. 4. Rewrite my goals every day.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    I'm not a business person. In fact I'm the opposite of that right now -- a stay-at-home mom. I was skeptical of this book when it was recommended to me because I don't need to "double my income" (twice of nothing is still nothing!) After reading it I see that it is a practical resource for readjusting my focus and my attitude. I am interested in regaining purpose in my day-to-day life. This book really helps with that. Who knows,someday I will be back in the money-making game and this book will I'm not a business person. In fact I'm the opposite of that right now -- a stay-at-home mom. I was skeptical of this book when it was recommended to me because I don't need to "double my income" (twice of nothing is still nothing!) After reading it I see that it is a practical resource for readjusting my focus and my attitude. I am interested in regaining purpose in my day-to-day life. This book really helps with that. Who knows,someday I will be back in the money-making game and this book will have a place in that life too. For now, it's helped me clear away some fog that comes with my job description. I'm much happier and focused on getting things done (like laundry... don't laugh, but sometimes you just have to get that stuff done!) It has cleared some cobwebs and allowed me to make the most of each day with my husband, kids, house, everything. There is a lot to learn here. I will be re-reading this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vaishali

    Reading Tracy is like walking through a field of flowers, and every now and then ducking that glorious, exhilarating butterfly. After enough of his books, even the prettiest of flowers might cease to impress, but those butterflies! I've included both: Notes : ------- "When you are absolutely clear about your goal, you do not even have to know where it is or how to achieve it. By simply deciding exactly what you want, you will begin to move unerringly toward your goal and your goal will start to m Reading Tracy is like walking through a field of flowers, and every now and then ducking that glorious, exhilarating butterfly. After enough of his books, even the prettiest of flowers might cease to impress, but those butterflies! I've included both: Notes : ------- "When you are absolutely clear about your goal, you do not even have to know where it is or how to achieve it. By simply deciding exactly what you want, you will begin to move unerringly toward your goal and your goal will start to move unerringly toward you. At exactly the right time and in exactly the right place, you and your goal will meet." "... You must determine the price that you will have to pay to achieve it and then get busy paying that price." "... Choose your boss with care." "... There is a direct relationship between the amount of responsibility you take and the amount of control that you feel... The more responsibility you accept, the happier you become." "See yourself as the president of your own company. How would you act differently if you owned 100% of the shares?" "You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration." - James Allen "The further you think into the future, the better decisions you will make in the present to assure that the future becomes a reality." “… You dream big dreams, and project forward mentally as though you are one of the most powerful people in the universe. You create your perfect future.” “Unsuccessful people always wonder whether or not a particular goal is possible. High achievers, on the other hand, ask only the question ‘How?’ " “Remember, the very best days of your life lay ahead.” “If you expect good things to happen to you, you will be positive, cheerful and future-oriented.” “Men and women begin to become great when they begin to listen to their inner voices and absolutely trust that they are being guided by a higher power each step of the way.” “What would you have to begin doing today in order to create the kind of reputation that you desire?” “Here is what psychologists have discovered : the more your behavior in the moment is consistent with what you feel your ideal behavior should be, the more you like and respect yourself and the happier you are.” “Once you have decided that you are going to live consistent with a value, your level of integrity determines whether or not you follow through on your commitment. And the higher your level of integrity, the happier and more powerful you all feel in everything you do.” “Decide today to be a man or woman of honor.” “… Simplify the solution and go directly to the goal as quickly as possible.” “The highest paid salespeople… organize their days efficiently to assure that they spend more minutes in the presence of people who can and will buy their products and services.” “… We teach our clients to identify those 20% of activities that contribute the most value and then do twice as many of them.” “The amazing discovery you will make is that within 30 days after writing out this list of 100 dreams, remarkable events will begin to happen in your life and your goals will start to be achieved at a rate that you cannot even imagine today.” “… If you could do just one thing all day long in your work, what would it be?” “Thomas Edison was expelled from school in the 6th grade.” “Imagine that there was a ‘Belief Store’, very much like a computer software store, where you could purchase a belief to program into your subconscious mind. If you could choose any set of beliefs at all, which beliefs would be most helpful to you?” “Successful people look for the good in every situation. They know that it is always there… They expect to get something good out of everything that happens to them.” “You act as if you have a secret guarantee of success and only you know about it.” “If you were one of the most competent and highly respected people in your field, how would you think, act, and feel… ?” “Select a belief you that you would most like to have about yourself at a deep inner level. Pretend as if you already believe this to be true about yourself.” “Imagine you were going to take a long trip across the country… Each day before you started out, you would locate yourself on a map relative to where you were and where you planned to go in the hours ahead. Life is very much the same.” “The high performer thinks in terms of an hourly rate…” “Your weakest key skill sets the height at which you can use all your other skills and determines your income…” “Never allow yourself to feel locked in or trapped by a particular decision from the past. Keep focused on the future.” “The more clear and specific the measures you set, the more accurate you will be in hitting your targets on schedule. Your subconscious mind requires a ‘forcing system’ composed of deadlines that you have imposed on yourself for task accomplishment… There is an enormous difference between doing 95% of a task and doing 100%…” “Every time you complete a task of any kind, your brain releases a small quantity of endorphins. This natural morphine gives you a sense of well-being and elation… The more important the task you complete is, the greater is the quantity of endorphins… very much like a reward for success and achievement…. It is almost as if nature rewards you for everything that you do that is positive and life-enhancing.” “A goal or a decision without a deadline is merely a discussion. It has no energy behind it.” “Make it a game with yourself to set benchmarks, measures, scorecards, targets, and deadlines for every goal, and then focus on those numbers and dates. The goals will take care of themselves.” “The fact is that successful people fail far more often than unsuccessful people.” “As you get better and faster at solving problems, you will attract even bigger and more expensive problems to solve. Eventually you will be solving problems that can have significant financial consequences for you and others. This is the way the world works.” “The two major obstacles to success and achievement are fear and doubt… Fortunately, if there is anything good about doubt and fear, it is that they are both learned emotions. Have you ever seen a negative baby?” “… By setting small goals, making plans, and working on them each day… your courage and confidence will grow and become the dominant force in your thinking. Eventually, with a record of successes behind you, it won’t be long before you become unstoppable.” “Whatever the problem, define it several ways before you attempt to solve it. Beware of any problem for which there is only one definition, or only one solution… You could do this by asking, ‘What else could be the problem?’… Whichever of these obstacles turns out to be the correct problem will require a completely different course of action to solve it.” “Keep drilling deeper.” “Discipline yourself to work on your boss’s top task all day long. Make sure that whenever your boss sees you or talks to you, you are working on what he or she has told you is his or her top priority for you.” “As conditions settle, keep the lines of communication open with your boss… Then make a game of doing it fast. Nothing makes a boss happier than to have someone who gets the job done quickly. Be sure that you are that person.” “Sometimes, I will make a phone call or write a letter to an executive who has just done something noteworthy that was reported in the business press. Often, I don’t get through or make direct contact. But I continue to sow seeds… Eventually, I will meet key people socially or in business and they will remember that I dropped them a letter a week, a month, or even a year ago.” “… The simplest strategy is to treat everyone you meet, at home or at work, like a million dollar customer.” “The plans were useless, but the planning was indispensable.” - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, after the invasion of Normandy in World War II “You need to be absolutely clear, at any given moment, exactly what is most important to you at that time.” “The fact is that you can’t manage time, you can only manage yourself. That is why time management requires self-discipline, self-control, and self-mastery.” “Get started, get going, and work fast.” “You must absolutely know and believe in the depths of your being that you are going to be successful at achieving a particular goal.” “When your subconscious mind receives a command that begins with the word ‘I’, it is as though the factory floor receives a production order from the head office. It gets to work immediately to bring that goal into your reality.” “You may have the idea in your conscious mind, but you will not have yet developed the total belief and conviction that it is possible for you. This is normal and natural. Don’t let it stop you…” “When you rewrite and review your goals in the evening… your subconscious mind then has an opportunity to work on your goals all night long while you are sleeping.” “…Worry is a form of negative goal-setting.” “Your superconscious mind operates best when you are in a mental state of calm, confident, relaxed expectation.” “…The harder that you don’t try, the faster your superconscious mind will work for you.” “The only real question you should be asking about what you are doing is ‘Does it work?’ Is it achieving the end results desired?’ “ “Being in business today is like playing an endless game of leapfrog. You look for a way to leapfrog over your competitor and serve your customers better, faster, and cheaper.” “The rule is ‘Whatever works is already obsolete.’ “Success in any area can quickly breed complacency and a reluctance to change in response to the new realities of the marketplace. Don’t let this happen to you.” “In a time of rapid change, resolve to be the first to recognize and embrace change when it occurs.” “You must be patient and determined. It will come.” “The fact is that life is a continuous succession of problems and difficulties without end. This river of problems is only interrupted by the occasional crisis, which makes the problems seem small in comparison.” “In studying warfares and battles… the numerically smaller force was far better organized, more methodical, and more orderly in its plan of attack and execution than the larger, more disorganized force.” “Be prepared for your opportunity.” “The rising sun has never caught me in bed in my entire life.” - Thomas Jefferson “As we know, the root source of fear is childhood conditioning, usually destructive criticism from one or both parents.” “Practice makes permanent.” Corridor principle : “As these individuals moved forward toward their goals, as though proceeding down a corridor, doors opened to them that they would not have seen if they had not been in forward motion.” “The future belongs to the risk-takers, not the security seekers. Life is perverse in the sense that the more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.” “Whatever you dwell upon grows - so be careful.” “With a commitment to acquire the habit of courage, you will eventually reach the point where your fears no longer play a major role in your decision-making.” “There are two essential requirements for success. The first is ‘get-to-it-iveness’ and the second is ‘stick-to-it-iveness.’ " - Orison Swett Marden .

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    A very powerful and inspirational read! Goals! offers you practical pieces of advice on establishing what it is that you really want and how to get it. Brian Tracy emphasizes on the importance of setting goals the correct way. All you have to do is set a realistic goal, make a clear practical plan, and get busy doing what needs to be done to make it happen. You see, if you really want to achieve your goals; you have got to internalize them, you have to make them a part of you and your life. By do A very powerful and inspirational read! Goals! offers you practical pieces of advice on establishing what it is that you really want and how to get it. Brian Tracy emphasizes on the importance of setting goals the correct way. All you have to do is set a realistic goal, make a clear practical plan, and get busy doing what needs to be done to make it happen. You see, if you really want to achieve your goals; you have got to internalize them, you have to make them a part of you and your life. By doing so, your subconscious will move you towards them. In this book you will learn things about yourself that you did not pay attention to before, you will discover the reasons why you are unhappy with yourself and your life, you will uncover what you are doing wrong, it will offer you tips to unlock your inner potential and taking charge over your life, and helping you to live as the best version of yourself. I really needed to read this one, it definitely helped me realize what I was doing wrong. Recommended to everyone.

  6. 4 out of 5

    J.S.

    It took me about six months to get through this book. Not because it was boring or a tough read. I believe a book like this needs to be read when your mind is ready to accept it. Tracy talks about how your mind can postpone certain events in your life. To me, my mind held me up for a while, but certain events occurred in my life that bolted me past the hurdles. I have been using the techniques laid out in this book, and I already feel myself focusing on the things that are most important to me. It It took me about six months to get through this book. Not because it was boring or a tough read. I believe a book like this needs to be read when your mind is ready to accept it. Tracy talks about how your mind can postpone certain events in your life. To me, my mind held me up for a while, but certain events occurred in my life that bolted me past the hurdles. I have been using the techniques laid out in this book, and I already feel myself focusing on the things that are most important to me. It truly is like a magic wand has lifted a cloud, and I can see what is possible for me in the future. I know this sounds pretty weird, but if you read this book and act upon it, you will understand what I'm talking about. -24Jun2013, Smojohn

  7. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    A seemingly disciplined book, realistic and practical on various methods, formulas, and principals, for laws of goal-setting. But it’s basically “Law of Attraction” meets realistic, clearly defined steps, such as calendarizing. The author uses many quotes which are interesting but move it towards being just another carbon copy of similar books. The problem is the simplistic nature of the topic and the book is stretched out too long. It repeats concepts over and over using different words and ter A seemingly disciplined book, realistic and practical on various methods, formulas, and principals, for laws of goal-setting. But it’s basically “Law of Attraction” meets realistic, clearly defined steps, such as calendarizing. The author uses many quotes which are interesting but move it towards being just another carbon copy of similar books. The problem is the simplistic nature of the topic and the book is stretched out too long. It repeats concepts over and over using different words and terms, and at times, strays away from the main topic it started out with. What started out as an organizational tool turned into a feel-good book about self-esteem.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Garland Vance

    Imagine a book that takes the most basic advice on goal setting and interweaves that with pop-psychology and fails to grapple with reality and you will have imagined this book. If you are looking for a good book about goal setting that grapples with reality, read David Allen's Making It All Work. He has a great chapter on goal setting which also includes advice on transforming your goals into reality. Skip Brian Tracy's work on Goals. Imagine a book that takes the most basic advice on goal setting and interweaves that with pop-psychology and fails to grapple with reality and you will have imagined this book. If you are looking for a good book about goal setting that grapples with reality, read David Allen's Making It All Work. He has a great chapter on goal setting which also includes advice on transforming your goals into reality. Skip Brian Tracy's work on Goals.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shitiz Srivastava

    Brian Tracy has written so many books that it is difficult to keep a tab of every book he has ever written. He started by taking workshops for salesman and then wrote books about it. It was all related to how you can get success as a salesperson but later as his knowledge grew so was his knowledge and he now he writes about how to attain success for anyone. Initially, I hated him because he advertises himself too much on the internet but I have to give him credits on one thing, he does it pretty Brian Tracy has written so many books that it is difficult to keep a tab of every book he has ever written. He started by taking workshops for salesman and then wrote books about it. It was all related to how you can get success as a salesperson but later as his knowledge grew so was his knowledge and he now he writes about how to attain success for anyone. Initially, I hated him because he advertises himself too much on the internet but I have to give him credits on one thing, he does it pretty well. It worked for me and I read most of his books and he writes really good and his books are really inspirational and motivational. He knows how to sell and he sells himself very well. The book “Goals” is basically a summary of every book on success, mind power, getting rich and understanding of Sub-conscious mind. The book literally talks about everything, right from Law of attraction to writing goals, from utilizing visualization techniques to using your subconscious mind. I believe that Tracy has read nearly every book on these subjects. He talks extensively from "Pushing to the front" by Orison Swett Marden to highly influential "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Both of these books are highly influential and can change your life if you give them an honest read. Napoleon Hill's best seller book "Think and Grow Rich" is like a bible to anyone who wants to become successful in life and is looking for secret mantras to adapt to become rich, powerful and influential. Tracy explores everything under the sun that is mentioned in every book ever written on success and becoming rich and gives you the best and the best of the methods from all of them. Most importantly, he writes in such a fluid language that while reading it you get more excited and feel very action oriented. It is not a book where you will find lots of anecdotes. It is a book where Brian Tracy gives you a set of rules. He is not arrogant about it like Walter Wallace was in his book "The Science of getting rich" and does not care whether you accept his rules or not. Tracy actually does puts valid and logical reasoning behind every rule of his and tries hard to make you understand them. The core of the book is that a man needs to have a set of goals to know in which direction he is moving to get more successful. He insists that if someone writes his goals every day then it will turn him into money pulling machine. The problem with most people today is lack of focus and then they dwindle from one place to another place and that is why they never reach anywhere. They need to focus on their goals and that will only happen when they know what is that. Whatever a man conceives in his mind and decides to do, he needs to be not just aware of it, he should visualize it in his full capacity and also think about it all the time. The thoughts which dominate a man's life are the thoughts which materialize in real life. He talks about a man whom he met once who has this impossible to achieve dream of creating a theme park, which Tracy immediately rubbished as a stupid idea. Years later, it came out to be true and the man finally did it. The man who came up with the impossible to achieve idea was no one but Walt Disney himself. Whatever greatness a man has achieved it has to first get created and exist inside his own mind, only then something will come out it. Nothing happens on its own. The book is not a fiction book that you will read once and your life will start to change. You have to read the book slowly like a course book and follow its rules in entirety to see the results happening. You either do it or don’t do it. Like other such books, I would recommend that you don’t read this book as a leisure time pass book but read it again and again to get the core concept of it. No one can learn anything from it in the first read. You will always find something new in the books in the consecutive readings. I highly recommend this book and I would also suggest that you read other books of Tracy as well. He has done thorough research and trust me he is not making anything up. The book is full of ancient wisdom and is a collection of all the good things anyone has ever written about success. And yeah, knowing your goals and walking on them is the only path to success.

  10. 4 out of 5

    David Hooper

    This is a great book. Well organized and easy to get through. Brian Tracy comes from a sales background, so if you're in sales, it will especially work for you. If not, it's still worth a look, since the information here applies to anybody who wants to get more accomplished and the goals you set don't have to be anything to do with business. I read a lot and have read a lot of material on this particular subject. Out of everything I've been through, this is the one I'd recommend to friends. It's This is a great book. Well organized and easy to get through. Brian Tracy comes from a sales background, so if you're in sales, it will especially work for you. If not, it's still worth a look, since the information here applies to anybody who wants to get more accomplished and the goals you set don't have to be anything to do with business. I read a lot and have read a lot of material on this particular subject. Out of everything I've been through, this is the one I'd recommend to friends. It's very practical with easy-to-implement strategies. It sounds cliche, and maybe even hard-to-believe, but I got one strategy from this book, which only takes about ten minutes per day, that has increased my income, given me a better work/life balance, and brought new opportunity in ways I would have never imagined. This book won't work for everybody and it may not work for you, but if you're a fan of Brian Tracy or somebody who wants to attain certain goals in life, I recommend checking it out.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Aura

    ***For more reviews, contests, interviews, book news and more go to my blog: http://theheelshaveeyes.wordpress.com This is the second Brian Tracy book I have read and he is fast becoming my favourite career advice authors. In this book Tracy discusses the importance of goal setting and what a difference it can make to achieving what it is you want in life. His advice is clear, concise and easy to follow. There are some moments where it gets slightly repetitive and some areas that I thought could h ***For more reviews, contests, interviews, book news and more go to my blog: http://theheelshaveeyes.wordpress.com This is the second Brian Tracy book I have read and he is fast becoming my favourite career advice authors. In this book Tracy discusses the importance of goal setting and what a difference it can make to achieving what it is you want in life. His advice is clear, concise and easy to follow. There are some moments where it gets slightly repetitive and some areas that I thought could have been slightly cut down but other than that, this is a fantastic book and well worth the read. REACH FOR YOUR GOALS!! (and make sure to write them down to).

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sohaib

    To be honest, I haven't gotten through this book. I doubt even if this is the kind of book to get through once and then shelve it done. This is a partner of a book. To keep shelving and unshelving whenever you need it. I'm constantly adopting fragments from it into my daily routine ... and right now, I can honestly say that this is one of the most resourceful books I've ever read. I'm likely to modify this review depending on how things turn out in the future as I take in more with experience. To be honest, I haven't gotten through this book. I doubt even if this is the kind of book to get through once and then shelve it done. This is a partner of a book. To keep shelving and unshelving whenever you need it. I'm constantly adopting fragments from it into my daily routine ... and right now, I can honestly say that this is one of the most resourceful books I've ever read. I'm likely to modify this review depending on how things turn out in the future as I take in more with experience.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Good Book. Nice Tips. It would have sufficed to read summarized notes of the authors ideas. Great Plan/ Tips. The one thing that I am have a challenge with these kinds of books is they give you so many steps to do while you are reading it. It would take a month to do all the activities. A great book should be able to be condensed into three great ideas. Otherwise it's too much. I enjoyed the beginning and the end most of all. I will review this book in the future. Good Book. Nice Tips. It would have sufficed to read summarized notes of the authors ideas. Great Plan/ Tips. The one thing that I am have a challenge with these kinds of books is they give you so many steps to do while you are reading it. It would take a month to do all the activities. A great book should be able to be condensed into three great ideas. Otherwise it's too much. I enjoyed the beginning and the end most of all. I will review this book in the future.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nothanks

    Some valuable points but overall not succinctly put, way too many sub-sections for what is an overall simple topic to cover. I stopped paying attention around page 180 as it just started to drag on and essentially be predictable permutations based off the points in the first few chapters. The silver lining to this book is the somewhat inspirational point it makes - essentially everyone (at least if you aren't horribly oppressed) has potential to achieve just about anything they want and 80% of w Some valuable points but overall not succinctly put, way too many sub-sections for what is an overall simple topic to cover. I stopped paying attention around page 180 as it just started to drag on and essentially be predictable permutations based off the points in the first few chapters. The silver lining to this book is the somewhat inspirational point it makes - essentially everyone (at least if you aren't horribly oppressed) has potential to achieve just about anything they want and 80% of what is keeping one from what they want is one's own psychological self model. In a nutshell, know yourself, plan realistically, commit to excellence, make commitments to your goals, manage your time well, track your progress, adhere to a schedule, modify your actions to better fit your plans, fake it till you make it, etc etc. This book also has a disturbing material wealth = happiness stance that is kind of a downer.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carolina Esteves de Andrade

    If you want to know more about setting goals I recommend the book Goals! from Brian Tracy. On this book Brian Tracy guide you through the entire process since clarifying what you want, to helping you measure your progress, create an action plan, manage yourself and set your priorities in order to achieve your goals in a more effective and efficient way.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    I just finished this book a week or two ago and have immediately begun to re-read it. It is packed with incredibly valuable and easily implemented tools to help you identify your goals and make clear plans to reach them. Don't just float through life. Highly recommended. I just finished this book a week or two ago and have immediately begun to re-read it. It is packed with incredibly valuable and easily implemented tools to help you identify your goals and make clear plans to reach them. Don't just float through life. Highly recommended.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vanga Srikanth

    Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want -- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible Review by Vanga Srikanth About the Author Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4,000,000 people in 4,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 40 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want -- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible Review by Vanga Srikanth About the Author Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4,000,000 people in 4,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 40 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. Tracy speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America's largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results. Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want -- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible Review by Vanga Srikanth Over his stellar career, Brian Tracy has authored over 50 books. This one, GOALS!, was first published in 2003. I've read probably half of Tracy's books over the years and have long had this on my short list to read but for one reason or another, it never did seem to make it to the top of my reading list. What a colossal mistake that has been on my part. I won't go so far as to say this has been my favorite Brian Tracy book, but it would certainly rate in the top five. As I read this book, a recurring thought that kept running through my mind was, "Man, I wish I had read this nine years ago!" One of the reasons this book never made it to the top of my reading list is that a few years ago I purchased Tracy's audio download, How To Set and Achieve Goals, which I have listened to many times over. I thought this book would be much of the same material, but there is so much more contained hear that you simply must read to benefit from. Goal achievers know the first step in achieving goals is a line from the old Cool Hand Luke movie, "You've got to get your mind right!" That's what Tracy does here. Much of the book focuses on how to prepare mentally and avoid the mental sabotage that makes so many goals in life but a distant fantasy. There is a great deal of powerful information here on making your mind work for you, not against you as is often the case. Once you've got your mind in the right place, the rest becomes much more achievable. Each chapter is broken into bite sized pieces that really allows the reader a chance to contemplate, absorb and reflect on what you have just read. In fact, this book reads much slower than most books because you will (or at least I did) spend a great deal of time reflecting. Each chapter concludes with a brief point summary of putting to work for you the material just covered. Again, this creates another opportunity for the reader to contemplate an action plan without becoming too overwhelmed with information. Often when setting goals, obstacles get in the way that we might not even consider as having anything to do with why we might have fallen short of a goal. Tracy leaves no stone unturned here and provides valuable insight on each of these roadblocks such as time management, measuring your progress and associating with the right people to help you become successful. Along the way, the book is filled with quotes and quips that you will surely want to highlight and use on your life journey. Learn from my mistake. If you have this book on your radar but have kept putting it off to read something else, move this book immediately to the top of your reading list. You can thank me later. In the market of Personal Development and Self Help there are hundreds of books, hundreds of DVDs, Hundreds of CDs and dozens of programs that are designed to help you succeed. Some are better, others worse. Goals! It is for all intents and purposes a complete guide to setting goals. He leads you step by step through the process of sitting down and setting your goals and all the way to what you need to do to accomplish your goals. If You Have Read One You Hvae Read Them All! The problem with books by Brian Tracy is that they are all very much alike. This was no exception. Many books in the industry say about the same things, just in different words, Goals felt as though it was using the same words. I didn't like feeling like I had read it before. Most of the advice can be found in other books. Who can it help? The guide itself was very good and if you haven't set your goals this book or read other books about personal development then this book will make a big difference in your life. The act of setting goals and making plans for their accomplishment is the one action that will make the biggest difference in your life. By setting your goals you are going to start pulling events into your life and make you move faster and faster towards your goals. Easy to follow steps: What I did like about this book, and most Brian Tracy books, is how easy his advice is to follow. This book is a 350 page guide going from step 1 to step 2 and so on. If you haven't read these types of books before you could really use this book as a manual and just follow the steps one after the other until you are finished. My Recommendation: If you are new to self help and personal development books I think this book could really make a lasting impact on your life. If you haven't set your goals and started working towards them in a structured manner, Brian can really give you some good advice. On the other hand, if you have read other books in the industry and have taken these first steps I think this book would be a waste of your time, you have already read the advice and your time would probably be used better by reading other books. Regards Vanga Srikanth

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Despite its cover, this book is actually really useful when it comes to planning goals and working toward them every day. The advice in here is sound, and the author outlines exercises and habits that can help you achieve your ends faster and easier. Plus, there aren't a ton of corny anecdotes and overly personal tales. If you're into self-development, this is a must-read. Despite its cover, this book is actually really useful when it comes to planning goals and working toward them every day. The advice in here is sound, and the author outlines exercises and habits that can help you achieve your ends faster and easier. Plus, there aren't a ton of corny anecdotes and overly personal tales. If you're into self-development, this is a must-read.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Doug Hensel

    Good book to motivate you to reach for your goals.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nahiyan Asadullah

    This book made me believe that if you really have trust in your guts, you'll be able to achieve literally anything and everything. The tips mentioned in the book are all practical & actionable. This book made me believe that if you really have trust in your guts, you'll be able to achieve literally anything and everything. The tips mentioned in the book are all practical & actionable.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kaushik

    Must read for any goal oriented and ambitious person.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nguyen Huu Anh Vu

    The author manages to glue many concepts together and create a useful guideline on how to set goal. The book is collection of best practices in setting goals, presenting in 21 rules. Some highlights: - Have a clear goal. Clear goal makes you decide easier, act faster and be focus - Be positive. - Have schedules/plans, based on importance and urgency - Remind of your goal every morning you wake up and every night before going to bed. - Act! One bit at a time. - Hangout with similar people. - More...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Barrie

    This book helped me put a plan together and focus on both my short and long term goals. Now I really could not stress enough about putting a plan together when you set out any future goals or dreams, big or small

  24. 5 out of 5

    Brigid

    This book is short and powerful. I reread it to help keep myself on target.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Arnulfo Cardona

    It's a great guide for setting a goal. My expectations was to find a book to motivated my self maintaining focus on my personal goal. At the end I think helped me. It's a great guide for setting a goal. My expectations was to find a book to motivated my self maintaining focus on my personal goal. At the end I think helped me.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Charlie

    Art Piece by Brian.... It's the 1st book ever i read on this TOPIC, I`m ready & excited this year to set up my Goals, "WRITTEN GOALS" for the NEXT DECADE! I think this BOOK deserves a WORKBOOK, it's such an important Topic, decisive Topic. You have provided some exercises but I'd love to see an WORKBOOK to work with side by side like **Eat that Frog Series! There are hundreds of quotes I love in this book, I found this one ver powerful: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it com Art Piece by Brian.... It's the 1st book ever i read on this TOPIC, I`m ready & excited this year to set up my Goals, "WRITTEN GOALS" for the NEXT DECADE! I think this BOOK deserves a WORKBOOK, it's such an important Topic, decisive Topic. You have provided some exercises but I'd love to see an WORKBOOK to work with side by side like **Eat that Frog Series! There are hundreds of quotes I love in this book, I found this one ver powerful: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’” This is the kind of attitude that leads to victory.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brian Weisz

    Some useful stuff. Some of it is woo-woo.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    I'm torn. There are a lot of sound advice in this book, I just don't know why this is called Goals! It's more than that but it's dragging. I'm torn. There are a lot of sound advice in this book, I just don't know why this is called Goals! It's more than that but it's dragging.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Saviour Mwaba

    Just what I needed to start a New Year with straightened goals.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Strings

    Brian Tracy, the OG, you can’t go wrong with this one! Take notes and apply his instructions!

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