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Have you set your goals yet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bk071, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. bk071

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    ... have you?

    Success means achieving the goals you have set for yourself?

    And if you don't set your goals, you're not going to succeed. Period!

    How do you define your goals?
    "making money" is not a goal... "being rich" isn't either.

    You want to succeed? SET A DEFINITIVE GOAL FOR YOURSELF!



    Most of us fail because we don't have what success is to us? We don't know what are our goals.

    • Think about a ship that sets off to a voyage not knowing where its going. It would leave the shore, sails for a month (or two, or three) and eventually end up being wrecked somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

    • Now thing about a ship that sets off to a voyage KNOWING where its going. It would leave the shore, sails for whatever amount of time it takes to reach there... and more than likely, reach its destination successfully.



    Long term and short term goals:
    An example of a long term goal would be "making $10,000 by the end of this year"

    Now to achieve that you need to devise a plan... and in comes short term goals.
    To make 10000 by December 31st you need to know what you're going to do every month, and to achieve that monthly good, you have to plan your stuff on weekly or even daily basis.


    So... grab a pen and a paper, set a long term goal for yourself... then set multiple short term goals to achieve that long term goal.
    Work systematically, don't be like that man who wakes up every day not being sure what he wants to do that day.



    Anyway those were just a few random thoughts that popped into my mind. Back to work!
     
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  2. thugrealist

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    Yo man, you're right. I set myself a goal, and I'm gonna start working on it right away. I even made a wallpaper for it. Thanks for the thread, all I needed was a little push, and you gave it to me.
     
  3. utuxia

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    my goal is to not as much time on BHW.
     
  4. wrenish

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    lol i read this in a book, my goal is to get people on bhw to notice me, and get at least one buy on my fiverr ebook collection....still working hard
     
  5. SmartMan

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    Right post at right time bk! I'm just setting up my to-do lists and list of goals that i need to achieve within Christmas. Thanks for reminding me with few great quotes. Even though the ship sailing on the sea without destination example is seen and heard thousands of times, It still is the best example to take action in my book.

    Get past 50 post counts and get an avatar better than of mudbutt's. I'm sure you'll be noticed!
     
  6. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You're welcome Smartman!
    And yeah that example is a classic one.
     
  7. steelballs

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    My goals are easy take care of my health so I can work and provide for my loved ones!

    That's It :)

    Meets all my goals.
     
  8. sirgold

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    Honestly I never set any specific goal and don't really believe in this, or at least it's true in very specific pre-conditions, but for the most part it is simply part of some rhetoric and can clearly pinpoint its origin too, but that's for another time... What has worked for me has always been analyzing the pre-conditions for an investment whether of time, study or money. Push until I have something to spend at the very best of what I can do, no goals since I couldn't and even now can't know beforehand how good I can be at something: just take whatever you try to the max. Reality check here. Give it some some time according to what you can afford and this point alone renders the whole exercise of finding a common strategy for everybody pretty futile imo. Truth is that the game is rigged right from the beginning for reasons that do not depend on ourselves (family, money, part of the world, education...). Add to that we're not born with the same skillset, what we can all do is push to the max. Try a lot: you'll fail somewhere and -hopefully, not guaranteed at all- you'll be successful somewhere else. Same applies to IM and the majority will end up bailing, sad but true. Most will not have enough time or resource to have the luxury of failing, not because they didn't plan carefully their goals. That's a simplistic way to see failure. Period. It's completely useless making an 'average' estimate because what someone might afford in terms of time to spare, money, skills varies considerably according to each person's history and intrinsic characteristics. In my specific case, for instance, pushing to the max was the only mandatory element that allowed me to be extremely successful in certain fields I couldn't really imagine beforehand (no matter how much planning I could have scheduled...), I got lucky in a way. If I had liked chasing butterflies instead of tearing apart CPUs and an interest for programming probably I'd be -also financially- at a very different point today. Most of all I've had the luxury to have plenty of time and resources to try a lot of different things. That might not be the case for someone else, no matter how carefully you set your goals. Sorry to observe, that's just motivational speaking, that oversimplifies causes and motives for failure or success and "setting goals" in advance will apply only in very specific conditions. Regards.
     
  9. xTiger

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    $250,000 In 1 year is my goal right now. Great Thread! :)