What role does cause and effect play in this process?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses the role cause and effect plays on achieving your goal.

    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.

    Host: What role does cause and effect play in this process?

    Gary Ryan Blair: When we talk about measuring or inspecting your expectations, we have to acknowledge the significance of cause and effect. The effect is your outcomes, that's exactly what has taken place. Those are you -- the current results that you are dealing with right now. We have to understand that all -- all behavior can be traced back, that being thoughts, words and actions.

    So, the three cause and effect relationships are no cause, no effect, you put nothing in, you can get nothing out. So, if we have experienced failure, we have to look at, what are the causative agents, what are the things that we did in order to produce this outcome, nothing in, nothing out, very simple. Then we have wrong cause, wrong effect. If we are not successful within a given period of time, and we are truly measuring the right things, then what we have to do is we have got to look at it and say, What were the causes? What did I do? it's somewhere to go on a diet or as something as simple that. They can just go, get the foods that they hate.

    They can look at the alcohol that they consumed, they can look at a number of different things and realize that, that was the impediment to success. Then we have right cause, right effect. It's key that, that's the game that people play. The right cause, right effect and the only way you get there, the only way you truly get there is by consistently inspecting your expectations and modifying behavior accordingly.