Summary of Goals!

How to Get Everything you Want - Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

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Goals! book summary
To dream the possible dream, start by defining it, writing it down and taking one step toward it every day.


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The author grins, distinguished, gray-haired, gray-suited, from the dust jacket of this book, looking like everything a hokey, hustling confidence man should be. The book’s subtitle, promising "everything you want," seems designed to provoke skepticism. But, hey, it’s the new age: give this the benefit of the doubt - the confidence at stake here is yours. The core recommendation is simple and undeniably effective: define your goals, write them down, make a plan to achieve them and work on the plan every day. How could you fail if you really did this? Whether you would achieve "everything you want" is another matter, but you can’t fault the method. Putting it to work is the hard part. To preview the gist of the book or review the meat of it, getAbstract recommends the convenient bullet charts that concisely repeat: take charge of your life, set goals, plan, implement and progress. If the message is repeated often enough, you might even write something down and just do it.

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About the Author

During his rags to riches career, Brian Tracy has consulted with more than 500 corporations including IBM, Ford, McDonnell Douglas, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, U.S. Bancorp, Northwestern Mutual and FedEx. He has written 28 books and 300 audio programs, and his work has been translated into 20 languages.

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