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Goal Setting – It’s Time to THINK BIG!

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This was originally posted on May 7, 2014. It’s so timely that I decided to repost it for this week’s Motivational Monday.

Check out the bottom of this post for details about our first CONTEST!

Plus, I introduce a brand new segment at the beginning of this video called the BEAR Nation Shout Outs:  As we grow the community I call out some of the most engaged members from social media and  I will continue to recognize those who are working together to build up this incredible community – will you be one this week?  Check it out!

—– Let’s focus in on our topic this week —–

Are you sick of getting the same results?  You’re putting in so much effort, yet it just doesn’t seem to ever work out the way it should.  You’ve had to start over a few times and are getting frustrated with this feeling of wandering; not living the exact life you know you should.  Honestly, you’re not alone!  Really, you’re not.  Most of the people you come in contact with every day have the same feeling.  Bottom line: a lot of times we just don’t know what to do with these feelings, so often we do nothing or we wait for something to happen.  It’s a cycle and it seems to never end.

It doesn’t matter your position or status, low performer or at the top of your game, we’re all the same.  We want more, but we don’t know how to get there.   We usually blame external circumstances or people in our lives, but it’s tough to take responsibility and say “maybe I need to do something different – maybe I need to become more in order to get more.”  It’s tough to hear, but many times, if we would just change the way we run our lives, the outcomes would be drastically different.  Think about it.  Now breathe…

Did you know that only 2% of the world’s population sets daily goals?  That means most people are wandering through life with good intentions hoping that they will somehow land on their ideal life.  The most successful people have been in this position before and made a simple DECISION to change their daily habits so they can change their outcomes.  They have found that adding the simple practice of daily goal setting helps them be very purposeful with everything decision, action and reaction throughout their day.  They have become extremely intentional and the results have been extraordinary.

So why doesn’t everyone do it?  It’s not easy to stay consistent and push yourself to do what may be uncomfortable.  Yet that’s the difference between successful people and those that are constantly wandering – they choose to do what others do not do, no matter if they feel like it or not.  So, as you start your relationship with bunny2BEAR, let’s make a decision – let’s choose to be more intentional – let’s choose to set daily goals.

Think of a shopping list…what happens when you walk into a grocery store or Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, etc. without a shopping list?  Then think about what happens when you took the brief time to make the shopping list?  What’s the difference between those experiences?  Watch this video as I go into detail of why it’s so important to start setting goals and living on purpose instead of just wandering.

I’ll also introduce you to a simple goal setting model called the BEAR PAC to help you set, achieve and sustain your goals.  Follow this model and you will be successful!

P: PROCESS: How to set daily goals

A: ACCOUNTABILITY: How to achieve your goals

C: CELEBRATION: How to sustain and meet your goals over and over

This is a training episode that will literally change your life, so get out a pen, paper or an electronic notepad and take the time to go through the activities.  2-3 min videos are not going to get you the breakthrough you need to change your life, so I’m taking the time to really dig in and teach you life-changing principles.  So take the time and apply what you have learned.  When I started to implement these simple actionable items into my life, everything changed!

Leave a comment and let BEAR Nation know:

What is your #1 goal in the next 30 days and what are the 2 action steps you will take this week to ensure you achieve it?  

CONTEST:  The best comments below (on this page) go into a drawing for a FREE copy of my brand new TOP PERFORMER Audio Training Program ($200 value + FREE coaching for a month).  Click here for more details about the program.  I will announce the winner in next week’s video.


  • Linh Van

    Every time I get into a sales dump, I create goals for myself and breaking goals into smaller goals and making it less intimidating. Goals are great, but its about the attitude and the implementation. Do it and do it with the right attitude! Thanks Dwight

    • Dwight Braswell

      Good call out on the attitude piece, Linh. We can set all the goals we want, but if we don’t have the positive mental strength and drive to achieve them, we’re likely to fall short. That’s another thing your accountability partner can help with, but ultimately it’s a daily choice. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Travia

    My #1 Goal over the next 30 is to lose at least 5 pounds to increase my level of energy. Action Steps: 1) Use my slow cooker every week to make my own food 2) Reduce my sugar intake 3) Take walks with friends instead of going out to eat.

    • Dwight Braswell

      Sounds like a great plan! It’s so smart to have friends involved with an exercise/meal plan type of goal. Not only will they encourage you when you work out, but they can provide that “just in time” support when you feel the urge to break your diet. Thanks for sharing and keep us posted on your progress!

  • Matt Koucky

    My most important goal is to never give up, regardless of the situation. Ultimately, giving up is what separates those from being successful and those who fail. To me, that is a short term, mid-term, and a long term goal. Not only that, my goal right now is to be there for my wife and kids through thick and thin while my wife is suffering from cancer and finding the strength to be their strength, even during my weakest times. Finally, my big goal is to get my family back to the live’s we once had of financial freedom and security. I have a million goals set in place for that.

    • Dwight Braswell

      Love this quote: “Life has knocked me down a few times. It showed me things I never wanted to see. I experience sadness and failures. But one thing’s for sure, I always get up.” Thanks, Matt for sharing such a powerful message. I admire your strength and commitment to your family.

  • Jenn Moore

    I started this year on crutches after breaking my leg so badly that it required a large amount of titanium to fix it. I had some time to set goals, being laid up and unable to walk. First goal, get back to work. Action steps, exercise to strengthen the leg get rid of the fear of hurting myself again. I was back to work full time (bartending for 12 hours a night) exactly 6 weeks after my surgery. My surgeon was shocked at my recovery and congratulated me on my determination . Next goal, retire completely from bartending/bar management in order to better focus on my family. Action steps, get resume in order and decide where to focus the energy. I decided on Trulia. I applied and interviewed for a sales position that I didn’t get. Not to be discouraged, I heard about another position available on the sales team, applied and here I am. My next goal? To move into the sales role that I didn’t get the first time. My action steps: learn from my mentors, prove my worth and work my tail off until I get there. I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

  • Daisy Davison

    My goal is to believe I can. I can call more, I can get into more conversations, I can close more. I have to get outside of my comfort zone and stop being afraid of failing because I’m already failing if I don’t even try.