Tons of you checked out that new videos from Gary Ryan Blair on goal setting and more importantly goal getting that we were sending you last week and if you’re like me, then you were probably a little shocked (but in a good way).
Gary Ryan Blair is an author, speaker, coach and consultant—specifically focused on helping people set and achieve goals.
Has worked with both individuals and corporations, and currently about 60% of the Fortune 500 companies are using the learning systems he developed.
The idea of the elusive connection that forms successes in our brain is amazing and I love the implications of what that means from a personal development point of view.
The video definitely opened up my eyes to a whole new perspective. From the idea of creating that connection between goal setting and goal getting to the pattern of successes or failures we end up in, Gary Ryan Blair made a really good point.
If you remember, there was a question posed after the video that asked: What you would like to accomplish in 30 days?. The replies were overwhelming. I thought I’d share some of the most touching ones here:
“Dear Gary, I have the hardest time in creating any goals. I feel like a dandelion seed and just travel where the prevailing winds take me. I’ve tried many systems, but have not found anything that helps me with goals. I’m 60, have raised 3 kids, been married for 35 years, but have an aversion (I guess ) to goal setting and achieving. It may have to do with my Dad who died before he could retire and enjoy the ‘Good Life’. Your video is very good, but more help is needed for me to set and go for the goals I want.
Just like Fran above I’ve hit the 60+ years and have a hard time creating goals. I feel like a leaf on a river’s surface floating where the waters take me.
Settings goals is difficut for me and even if I have mornings are a terribly unproductive for me. I have trouble getting started and keeping foccussed
Love to hear any positive suggestions.
“I have never achieved a goal that I wrote on paper, looked at everyday and psyched myself up on. I guess I was always waiting for the genie to appear. I guess the biggest goal I have in my life would be to find out what my true goal is.”
“I agree. I am so overwhelmed with the many goals I have that I feel totally lost in even starting. Too many directions – to many choices – leaves me with stagnating procrastination. For the past 22 years I have been very successful (by doing what people told me was difficult to achieve). That gave me pupose and as soon as I reached the top, I resigned, to look for the next challenge. In 2006 my life changed completely, I stopped working and now I am really stuck in too many directions of options. Can anybody assist out there with some wise words?”
“Great video and I agree setting goals is the easy part achieving them can be elusive. I have set goals and fallen short of achieving them. It is much harder to set a goal when you have failed and the more times you fail the harder it is to dream.”
I can’t help but notice that most of these comments have to do with following through on a goal and how to even choose a goal to start with. And it doesn’t matter where you come from. Everyone’s got problems with goal setting and goal getting, be it with your finances, your love life, your health, or your career.
I’m really glad this was brought up in the comments because Gary is hosting a teleseminar with Alex Mandossian, nonetheless, on how to pinpoint your goals, position yourself for success (he’s got a cool 10-step method for this), and how to inject a lil’ discipline into your life.
You guys may have realized already how much of a goal setting nerd I am. I’ve even done some blog posts on it and a few presentations for my team too. I’ve already signed myself up for the teleseminar but from what I hear there’s still some spots open so if you’re serious about changing your life and achieving your dreams, then check out this teleseminar.
[UPDATE: Sorry guys, the teleseminar is now over. If you want to be kept up to date on interviews / teleseminars happening in the world of personal growth, do sign up for the FinerMinds newsletter :) ]