The 10 Commandments of Goal Setting

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses the 10 commandments of goal setting and his philosophy behind goal implementation.

    Gary Ryan Blair

    Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

    Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!

    To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.

    Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.

    In addition to The GoalsGuy, Gary has created the wildly successful got goals?® campaign. It's mission is to inspire people to Be More, Do More and to ultimately Have More from life.

    His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.

    When Gary speaks and writes, he does so from the heart, with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone having an important, intimate conversation. A polished storyteller, he has a way of making the seemingly complex, easy to understand.

    Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

    Gary Ryan Blair: Hi, my name is Gary Ryan Blair and we are talking about how to set and achieve a goal. Right now, we are going to put emphasis on the ten commandments of goal setting which is an implementation plan if you will. And, Im often asked throughout my life, whats one of the best books you have ever read and I have tendency of telling people that it's a cook book and sometimes, you get a strange stare, but let me explain to you what it means. A Cook Book to me, is probably the best success manual you will ever find in life for this reason. It guarantees a result,100% of the time and let me prove it to you. When you open up a cook book, the first thing you will see it's gorgeous four color picture. That represents final end result. That lets you know exactly what the outcome is going to be. So, the first step in a goal setting process to visualize exactly what it is, you looking for and thats the type of clarity that you want. Point number one, number two it is sequence. There is a step one, step two, step three, four and five. The same way, if you are going to learn a Tango or a Rumba or any type of dance, we are going open up a combination lock.

    There is the sequence, if you have the steps but the sequence is incorrect, it's going to be very sloppy. Three, four and five, the ingredients are specific, they are measurable and they are time bound, they will tell you exactly what you need, they will tell you exactly what the measurable components is, whether it's a pinch of sugar, a table spoon, the teaspoon or so forth, and also the time and temperature.

    So, now, the question really comes down to, if you would have followed that recipe to the tea and not deviate anyway shape or form, whats the likely that you would get a successful outcome. The answer is 100%. The only reason why you would get a different outcome is, if you were to monkey if you will, work with the recipe or the components. So, what I am going to do is, I am going to explain to you in the ten commandments of goal setting, the proper sequence and the actual activities that you need to go through in order to successfully set and achieve a goal.