Chapter 5

Identifying your goals

A focus on behaviour

This book is about achieving our goals. We have spent the first four chapters looking at our beliefs because in so many ways they determine our behaviour. Now we are going to focus specifically on behaviours.

So this part is where the rubber hits the road, starting with the behaviour of goal-setting. What are your goals?

Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth, whose views on talent we referred to in Chapter 3, points out the importance of success being about having one top-level goal in mind for a very long time.

For this next exercise we need to establish that one overarching long-term goal. Remember at the beginning I asked you to think about what would have to happen in five years’ time ...

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