PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION

I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.

—MICHAEL JORDAN

It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.

—CARL LEWIS

Two university researchers spent years studying thousands of peak performers in industries of all kinds, including sports. What Edwin Locke and Gary Latham discovered is that people who succeed are goal oriented. They have a vision. They create sensory-rich dreams like those illustrated in the last section. Then they turn that vision into action through goal setting.

Goal setting is a master skill for personal growth and peak performance. I can’t stress this too much. Without goals, where will you go in life? If you don’t know where you are headed, ...

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