5 Be a Goal Setter: Program Your GPS

DOI: 10.4324/9781003260387-7

If you don’t know where you are going, you may wind up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

If you can think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

A classic Volvo advertisement stated, “On the road of life there are passengers and there are drivers.” The most successful people in the world are drivers—they know exactly where they are going. Moreover, they write (or digitalize) their goals … and look at them often. In an excerpt from one of my favorite books on self-improvement, maximizing productivity, and achieving your career goals, called Mind Hacking, Sir John Hargrave wrote:

“Until it’s on paper, it’s vapor.”

Hargrave contends that the obvious-yet-often-underutilized practice of writing ...

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