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Just in time to reenergize yourself and your team for the 4th quarter push to reach 2011 goals is the NEW Movie Goals! It is the perfect tool to provide the goal achieving information you need in a straight forward and systematic manner. The author of Goals, Gary Ryan Blair, is considered one of the nation's experts on the topic of goals.
When experts are asked to select the #1 key to success they respond with …"clearly defined goals" because without clear direction your dreams have no chance to become a reality. Embrace the ten rules of goal setting as you enjoy viewing the movie, Goals, The 10 Rules for Achieving Success and give witness to a powerful transition in your life/
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Setting and achieving goals seems to be a consistent theme at the beginning of a new year. One key to reaching those goals is continued motivation. The book and movie, 212, The Extra Degree, is an excellent resource to inspire and encourage yourself and others to commit to and attain those goals. Take a few minutes to discover the difference when you give and go “The Extra Degree.”

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Already busy setting 2011 goals? To help you achieve those goals, the Simple Truths title, Goals, The 10 Rules for Achieving Success, is the perfect tool to provide the goal setting information you need in a straightforward and systematic manner. Author, Gary Ryan Blair is considered one of the nation's experts on the topic of goals. See sample content below to share this book on your website, blog, or in an email.
When experts are asked to select the #1 key to success they respond with …"clearly defined goals." Without goals your dreams have no chance to become a reality. Embrace the ten rules of goal setting in the new book, Goals, The 10 Rules for Achieving Success and give witness to a powerful transition in your life. Take the steps to make this your best year ever!
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Success is the intentional, pre-meditated use of choice and decision. Unless you choose - with certainty - what it is you want, you accept table scraps by default!

The world is plump with opportunity. With boldness and conviction, stick a fork into the goals you want by being decisive.

You are born with great capabilities, but you will not achieve your potential until you call upon yourself to fulfill it. You will rise to the occasion when it presents itself; yet, to assure self-fulfillment, you must provide occasions to rise to. Clearly defined goals allow you to travel toward another horizon that represents the end of one experience and the transition to a new and better existence. The objective is to choose the right goals, and then to create the necessary causes - the effects will follow!

The difference between what one person and another achieves depends more on goal choices than on abilities. The profound differences between successful people and others are the goals they choose to pursue. Individuals with smaller talents, intelligence, and abilities will achieve different results because they select and pursue different goals.

Each decision affects what you become. We form our decisions and our decisions form us. There is no escaping this; the smallest choices are important because - over time - their cumulative effect is enormous.

Never overlook the obvious: The nature and direction of your life change the instant you decide what goals you want to pursue.

Once you make a decision, you start down a path to a new destination. At the moment the decision is made, your decision to pursue a goal alters what you are becoming. Just one spin of the lock's dial - a single choice - can alter your life, your destiny, your legacy.

Think about it - your goal decisions represent and express your individuality. You seal your fate with the choices you make. You define yourself by your decisions.

Your dialogue with success is ultimately a solo one. Decisions and goals made must be your own if you are to call your life a success.

Always establish the best goals you can. Goals are the seeds of success - you become only what you plant. The quality of your harvest is a direct reflection of the quality of your seeds-your decisions!

Indecision is the big eraser of opportunity and potential. Risks and costs accompany every decision; however, the price of decision is far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. When it comes to decisiveness, squatters have no rights.

Everyone has an official wish list of things they think are "reasonable". What about the unofficial wish list? The one that common sense tells you to ignore? The list that exists deep in your mind, the list that keeps you up at night, that makes your toes wiggle when you think of it? Why not choose that list for a change?

How long have you dreamed of being, having, and doing what you really want? Think big, as when it comes to your goals, the size of your ambition does matter.
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Happy New Year 2011!
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Constantly thinking about your goals...That's what The Strangest Secret is all about.

For all of us there are turning points in our lives. One of mine was the first time I heard The Strangest Secret in 1964. It was then, and still is, the most powerful and thought provoking message I've ever heard. In many ways it changed my life.

Earl Nightingale's radio recording that he called The Strangest Secret electrified his listeners all over the country. The stations that carried his syndicated show were deluged with requests for copies of it.

As a result, the audio version of Nightingale's message was recorded, and sold over 1 million copies. In fact, Earl Nightingale's recording of The Strangest Secret was the first non-music record to exceed the one million mark!
So, you can imagine my excitement when my friend, Vic Conant, (President of Nightingale Conant) and I, decided to create a beautiful gift book to share Earl's life changing message with the rest of the world. We also decided to include a CD of the original recording with the book. Click here now: The Strangest Secret

An Excerpt from The Strangest Secret, by Earl Nightingale
George Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them."
Well, it's pretty apparent, isn't it? And every person who discovered this believed (for a while) that he was the first one to work it out. We become what we think about.
Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn't know where he's going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry - his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing... he becomes nothing.
How does it work? Why do we become what we think about? Well, I'll tell you how it works, as far as we know. To do this, I want to tell you about a situation that parallels the human mind.
Suppose a farmer has some land, and it's good, fertile land. The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn't care. It's up to the farmer to make the decision.
We're comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn't care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn't care what you plant.
Now, let's say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand- one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds-one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land...and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.
As it's written in the Bible, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap."
Remember the land doesn't care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants - one corn, one poison.
The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn't care what we plant...success...or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal...or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant must return to us.
You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.
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An easy way to encourage yourself daily is to visit the Inspirational Dashboard as your destination for inspiration. There you can locate thousands of inspirational quotes and stories.


Eleanor Roosevelt said it best..."The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Marcia Wieder, however, brings Eleanor's quote to life in her book titled: Dreams Are Whispers from the Soul, where she challenges all of us to pursue our purpose and passion in life.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~ Harriet Tubman. Enjoy this 3 minute movie that will encourage you in finding your purpose and passion in life!

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What's the #1 key to success? Most would say—having DEFINED GOALS. But, did you know that:

Every decision you make affects what you become?
Writing down your goals can be the catalyst for your success?

Welcoming failure is crucial to how well you succeed?

Your commitment is more important than your skill, ability or intelligence?

Goals: The 10 Rules for Achieving Success is one of the most important books that we've ever published at Simple Truths. It has the answers you need to help you clearly define...and achieve your goals. And, without goals, your dreams have no chance to become a reality.

Author Gary Ryan Blair is one of the nation's top authors on the topic of goals. For the last 20 years, his 14 books and training materials on goals have been used by more than 80,000 organizations and 4,000.000 employees world-wide.

Today, I'd like to share Gary's introduction to Goals. Enjoy!

An excerpt from
Goals...The 10 Rules for Achieving Success
by Gary Ryan Blair

On everyone's short list of things to do during their lifetime are the accomplishment of worthy goals and the fulfillment of one's purpose.

Achieving a goal is like opening a combination lock. You need the correct numbers in the correct right, left, right sequence. There are thousands of possible combinations; and if you are aware of the settings but not the sequence, your efforts will be futile.

The Ten Rules of Goal Setting is the combination that opens the lock of success. Each rule is one piece of the combination; each seamlessly integrates with the other nine; each one counts!

The book provides the goal setting information you need in a straightforward and systematic manner. You will be hard pressed to find a goal that does not require each of these ten rules.

Not all goals are equal, but all goals contain the same foundational elements.

When it comes to setting goals, we often don't know what we don't know.

And, what you don't know can—and most likely will—hurt you by limiting or compromising your success.

Each rule calls for and requires know-how of multiple disciplines. No one is born with all the talents to achieve a goal—you learn as you on the fly!

Everyone needs to know how to set and achieve a goal. Everyone needs an awareness of proportion and a keen sense of the possible. Everyone needs the will to pursue his or her dreams and to know what it takes to taste victory.

If I could carve ten rules for achieving a goal into the walls of your mind, they would be the ones contained in this book. The ten rules work because they are simple and they are simple because they work.

The potential for personal growth and personal expression—as well as for mind-boggling personal wealth—makes this a time of opportunity...a time to create the kind of life that previous generations could not imagine. That is why goal setting is important.

Success is individual. Your definition of "the good life" may be very different from others'. Yet the underlying steps toward that end are the same. That similarity helps you to understand what success really is.

Success is the ability, first, to recognize opportunity: second, to form plans and strategies that leverage opportunity; and third, to develop the necessary skills needed to executive those strategies.

The ten rules, like anything else in life, operate best if they are self-enforced!

Success is beautiful because of how it looks to you, how it works, how it feels, and how it represents the fulfillment of goals pursued. Grow accustomed to prosperity and confident in the process of achieving a goal. Embrace these ten rules of goal setting and give witness to a powerful transition in your life.


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Quotations about Goals
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown

The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. ~Sidney Howard

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. ~Lawrence J. Peter

It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. ~Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's Life of Johnson, 1770

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. ~Doug Larson

Goals are dreams with deadlines. ~Diana Scharf Hunt

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~T.S. Eliot

The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it. ~Charles DeLint

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~Arnold H. Glasow

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all. ~Rita Mae Brown

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. ~Douglas Adams

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. ~Thomas Henry Huxley, An Address to the Students of the Faculty of Medicine in University College, London, May 18, 1870, On the Occasion of the Distribution of Prizes for the Session (Thanks, Paul)

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~J.M. Power

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. ~C.D. Jackson

Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author Unknown

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown

God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. ~Author Unknown

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. ~Adolph Monod

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~Life's Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is full of obstacle illusions. ~Grant Frazier

It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~George Eliot

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes. ~From a billboard advertisement

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. ~Eva Young

I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants. ~Zig Ziglar

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. ~Author Unknown

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to? ~Anthony Robbins

Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading. ~Kevin Smith

The impossible is often the untried. ~Jim Goodwin

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. ~Vance Havner

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top. ~Arnold Bennett

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. ~Henry Ford

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. ~Author Unknown

We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

When I was a Boy Scout, we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern, creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts, blindfolded, were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded, the rest of us quietly removed the chairs. I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds. We're afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman - whatever it is that we would really like to do but don't because of personal obstacles. Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one. And if you do, at least you'll have a place to sit down. ~Pierce Vincent Eckhart

Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade." Instead, learn the trade. ~Attributed to both James Charlton and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. ~Jack Penn

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~Beverly Sills

If it came true, it wasn't much of a dream. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day. ~Ringo Starr

Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hell! There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish somep'n. ~Thomas Alva Edison

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. ~Andre Gide

Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once. ~Isaac Asimov

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996

The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult. ~Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand, letter to Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, 7 July 1763

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ~Bruce Feirstein, Tomorrow Never Dies (screenplay)

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over. ~Author Unknown

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it. ~George Bernard Shaw

There is one quality more important than "know-how" and we cannot accuse the United States of any undue amount of it. This is "know-what" by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what our purposes are to be. ~Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1954

I'm pretty sure it's a simple matter of climbing over that seemingly high (but actually rather unimpressive) obstacle. ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. ~David Lloyd George

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? - the cuckoo clock. ~Graham Greene & Orson Wells, The Third Man, movie

Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them. ~Author Unknown

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't. ~George Lucas

The greatest dreams are always unrealistic. ~Will Smith

Out of the strain of the doing, Into the peace of the done. ~Julia Woodruff, Gone

The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday. ~Jennifer Yane

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. ~T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926

Map out your future, but do it in pencil. ~Jon Bon Jovi, quoted in Reader's Digest, "Quotable Quotes," September 2002

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Drift-Wood

None of our men are "experts." We have most unfortunately found it necessary to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert because no one ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the "expert" state of mind a great number of things become impossible. ~Henry Ford, Sr.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~Peter Drucker

We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet. ~Author Unknown

In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold. ~B. Zander, The Art of Possibility

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. ~Elbert Hubbard

We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were. ~Natash Jasefowitz

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. ~John Dewey

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation. ~Pearl S. Buck

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. ~George Bernard Shaw

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time. ~Author Unknown

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. ~Japanese Proverb

When the horse is dead, get off. ~Author Unknown

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anyone could have. ~Author Unknown

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. ~Thomas Fuller

When people say to me: "How do you do so many things?" I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: "How do you do so little?" It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. ~Philip Adams

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours. ~Doug Larson


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