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GOALS! YOUR

Nobody can stop you from achieving your goals, except yourself.

Vision + Action _______ Success

RAYMOND TAY

GET YOUR GOALS!


Copyright 2011 Raymond Tay. First Published in July 2011. Published by Raymond Tay (Singapore) Email: raymond@leaderswheel.com Blog: http://www.leaderswheel.com/raymondtay Edited by Angela Tay All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the author. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publishers prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. Limit of Liability/ Disclaimer of Warranty: While the publisher and author have used their best efforts in preparing this book, they make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this book and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty may be created or extended by sales representatives or written sales materials. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for your situation. You should consult with a professional where appropriate. Neither the publisher nor author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.

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WORDS ABOUT GET YOUR GOALS!


I myself find it an excellent reminder on how important that we do set goals to get them. You have rightfully made it so easy to achieve them with the examples. Reading this book will put anyone in the right perspective faced by many, if you are not getting your goals. Definitely worth reading! MR. THOMAS FERNANDEZ Chairman & CEO of PestBusters Pte Ltd Co-Author of National Bestselling Book, Secrets To Dominate Your Niche

From goal-setting to visualisation to action planning, Raymond has summed up the key principles of how anyone can achieve his dream - a crash course for achieving success in life. MR. DAVID KOW, ACB, CL Regional Performance Excellence Manager Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Congratulations! It is a good start. It gives me a feel that Raymond have read and tried these principles in his life. It would make good handout to his participants. DR. GURURAJ BHAT Senior Consultant Enterprise Development Centre @ Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Raymond has worked very hard in school and in writing this book. Congratulations! MR. HENG SWEE KEAT Minister for Education in Singapore Member of Parliament for Tampines Group Representation Constituency

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT RAYMONDS GOAL SETTING TRAINING


I am able to make empowering & realistic goals, build greater self-awareness and cultivate discipline in myself. ~ SAMUEL LOW They are very enthusiastic, friendly and funny. Everything (videos, stories and games) is very interesting. Well done! Thank you! ~ SITI NUR HIDAYAH I find the talk useful as it helps me to dream of what I want to be when I grow up. ~ ATIKAH The course is inch perfect and the trainers are very helpful in offering personal advice. ~ KELVIN LEE Nothing needs to be improved as the talk is rather good. ~ JIANG JING The passion displayed by the trainers is truly commendable. They are able to build rapport with the participants and the materials provided are useful. ~ MRS STELLA CHONG The speakers are lively, friendly and able to relate to the participants very well. The talk is fun and engaging for the participants. ~ Mdm Wu The presenters are well prepared and had delivered the presentation confidently and effectively. They had built a good rapport with the participants. ~ Mdm Quek

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgements 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Taking the First Step: Be Educated Be the Committed Shooter Who Never Fails Before? The Power of Written Goal Ultimate Success Formula If You Believe, You Can! Your Guiding Values Your Vision Board Goals Setting Quiz Be in a State of Gratitude 6 7 8 9 10 14 16 22 24 26 27 31 32

Bibliography About the Author

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
To my parents, Tay Cheow Kwee and Ng Sau Har, who give me the unconditional love and support throughout the years. To my two beautiful sisters, Angela and Louise, who offer help and assistance whenever I need it. To my business partner and buddy, Keith who trusts and believes in the work that we do together. To my best friends, Zheng Shen and Yuan Chong, who listen and support me in whatever things I do. To all my teachers, lecturers and professors from East View Secondary School, Temasek Polytechnic and National University of Singapore who have taught me and shaped the person I am today.

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1. TAKING THE FIRST STEP: BE EDUCATED


By reading this book, I believe you are a person who is committed in learning and personal growth. Nothing happens unless first a dream. Goal setting is the first step behind every success story. You may be told by other people about the importance of goal setting over and over again. Dont fall in the trap of law of familiarity by telling yourself or others, I know it is important or Dont remind me again. You know something but you are not doing it. It is just a piece of useless information. The biggest stumbling block in peoples lives is inaction. Stop making wishes, start visualising your goals and making them into reality. Lets begin to open your mind to new ideas & possibilities as well as starting to think of what really makes you happy and fulfilled. You can also start by clarifying your life purpose and goals. Learn to ask the right questions: Do you want to earn $5,000 or more a month? Do you hope to save $100,000 and invest it? Are you unhappy with your current body shape? Want to lose 15kg in the next 3 months? Or plan to gain more weight and grow your muscles? Are you feeling lonely? Want to find your soulmate? Do you aim to expand your network and meet high quality people? Want to buy your dream home or car? Do you wish to volunteer in your neighbourhood and serve the less privileged people? Are you looking for personal growth? Want to learn a new language?

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2. BE THE COMMITTED SHOOTER


Some of your wants may be your goals or targets. Before we write them down, I want to share with you about a shooting contest. There are only 3 contestants: Ashley, Billy and Calvin. In this contest, there are strange rules or conditions for the contestants. The 1st shooter, Ashley, will be blindfolded and the 2nd shooter will just be a normal person to throw the dart. The last shooter, Calvin, is given the privilege to walk to the dartboard and place the dart at the bullseye. So who do you think will win the contest?

Ashley

Billy

Calvin

The answer is obvious. The winner will be Calvin. Why do I tell you about this shooting contest? In life, there are 3 different types of people in this world about setting goals. The first type of people is the blind man who has no goal in life and doesnt care much in the daily activities or work. He/she often just does what he/she is being told. The chance of success is absolutely zero. The second type of people is the Ok man or the typical person who will set goal but doesnt care after that. He/she hopes to succeed and will leave it to God/parents/employers to
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take care of them. The chance of success is between 50% and 60%. At least, this person knows the directions that he/she is heading. The third type which is my favourite is the eXcel-being who has clear goals and believes it is a MUST to succeed. He/she will do whatever it takes to get his/her goals (as long as it is ethical and legal). The chance of success is almost 100%. Although there are always things or events that we cant control, we can choose how we respond to them and change our approach to fit in the situation. We must be firm in our decisions but flexible in our approach.

3. WHO NEVER FAILS BEFORE?


Are you afraid of failure? Do you know any successful people who have not failed? Almost all successful people have failed one way or another. Do you know how KFC started? Who created KFC? The man is Colonel Sanders. He went to many restaurant owners and told them, I have a great chicken recipe and I think if you use it, therell be more people coming to your restaurant to eat. I just get paid a % of your increase profits/earnings. Then almost every owner replied, Are you crazy? Why must I use your chicken recipe? Ive my own. Many rejected him. But did he stop? No. He went on and asked 1,009 owners before he heard his first yes. Isnt it inspiring? Do you also know that Galileo was sent to jail for 8 years because people thought he was insane and should be incarcerated for claiming the earth revolved around the sun? Walt Disney originally created a character named Oswald the Rabbit. When he went to his distributor to negotiate a better rate for the creation of the character, he found out that he didnt own the rights to the character, and that the distributor did. Furthermore, that same distributor stole his employees right under him by offering them better pay. After this major setback, he went on to create Mickey Mouse. Successful people treat

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failure as feedback for them to improve. Similarly to Mr. Thomas Edison, he said, I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that wont work.

4. THE POWER OF WRITTEN GOAL


Gail Matthews, from Dominican University, had conducted a research on the impact of written goals. She found a total of 267 participants from businesses, organizations, and business networking groups. However, only 149 participants completed the study. The final participants ranged in age from 23 to 72, with 37 males and 112 females. Participants came from the United States, Belgium, England, India, Australia and Japan and included a variety of entrepreneurs, educators, healthcare professionals, artists, attorneys, bankers, marketers, human services providers, managers, vice presidents, directors of non-profits, etc. Participants were randomly assigned to one of 5 conditions (groups): Group 1 - Unwritten Goal Group 2 - Written Goal Group 3 - Written Goal & Action Commitments Group 4 - Written Goal, Action Commitments to a Friend Group 5 - Written Goal, Action Commitments & Progress Reports to a Friend.

Participants in Group 1 were simply asked to think about their goals (what they wanted to accomplish over the next 4 weeks) and then asked to rate that goal on the following dimensions: Difficulty, Importance, the extent to which they had the Skills & Resources to accomplish the goal, their Commitment and Motivation to the goal, whether or not they had pursued this goal

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