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Setting Goals

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by jamesxavis

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” – James Cash Penney

There are two ways to get what you want out of life: You can either wait for good things to come your way or you can get out there and start making them happen for yourself. The first way is easier. The second way is quicker and more effective. I’m here to tell you that the simple act of writing down your goals will greatly increase your odds of getting what you want. All it takes is a pencil and a piece of paper. Take a moment now to write down 10 goals for yourself. If the idea of setting goals is too intimidating, or if you find that you’re limiting yourself, just write down 10 things you want. Anything you want, write it down, and getting those things will become your goal.

Remember to be specific. Make your goals measurable. Jack Canfield, co-creator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and author of The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, says that the two questions you want to ask yourself when setting a goal are “How much?” and “By when?” Instead of saying “I want to be rich,” say “I want to have $1,000,000 in the bank by midnight on January 1, 2020.” If you want more money, decide exactly how much you would like to make. If you want to improve your relationships, decide exactly how you would like them to be. If you want to lose weight, decide exactly how much you would like to weigh. Take a look at your 10 goals. Could they be more specific? Could they be more measurable? If so, make the necessary changes and then you’ll be ready to start taking steps towards accomplishing them. Life is a series of choices. Make a choice today to make goal-setting a part of your routine. Once you do, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.


Welcome Back

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2010 by jamesxavis

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome back to Your World is What You Make It! If this is your first time here, feel free to browse through my old posts at Why the reboot? Two reasons: One, this is my first post in six months and I think it’s time for a fresh start. And two, James Xavis is way too hard to remember. So I’d like welcome you to the new and improved!

It’s pretty simple, really. I’m here to help you get what you want. Does that mean I have all the answers? Not likely. Like I said, I’m here to help you get what you want. Most of the grunt work will be on your end (sorry if you were looking for a quick fix). I believe we all have useful advice to offer, so I would just like to contribute mine. If it helps, great. If not, I encourage you to seek answers elsewhere. We’re all here to help each other and I’m simply taking the opportunity to do my part.

I’ll continue updating this blog every week with more tips, tricks, and inspirational videos, but I hope you’ll write in every now and then so we can discuss any problems you may be struggling with in your life. Then we can begin working together to find a solution. I promote open discussion, so if someone else leaves a comment describing a problem you think you can help them with, please feel free to do so. Remember, we’re all in this together. Let’s make this world a better place.