Success Strategies for Business Owners

Setting Goals the Zig Ziglar Way

By Michele Scism
The Results Lady

If you have spent any time with me you know that I am a big believer in setting goals.  I create annual goal/vision boards.  I make lists of goals.  I set deadlines for my goals.  I have written a step by step how to guide called “Your Goal Setting Guide”.

I learned how to set goals from Mary Kay Ash and Zig Ziglar.  I was so excited to find the following video of Zig Ziglar discussing his goal setting formula.

The Zig Ziglar goal setting formula:

Write down your goals

Set a date to reach the goal

Identify the obstacles that will need to be overcome

Identify the people or groups you will need to work with

Determine what you need to know

Create a plan of action

Determine “What’s in it for me”

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Zig Ziglar

  1. After Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar is such an inspiration who I truly admire. I really love the book – Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live.

    Thank you for sharing that video Michele 🙂

  2. If your working with a client, then you need to add another one which is “what’s in it for them”. By doing so you give yourself something for your portfolio too.

  3. Hi Michele –

    I know that you wrote this during the summer, but I am in the process of getting my 2011 goals in order. I knew you had a category for ‘Goals’ so I came back and read them! As usual, great info! Zig is one of my favorites – I have his CD set on Setting Goals that I listen to over and over – amazingly, each time I listen to them, they change! I swear someone changes those CDs each time I hear them! LOL

    I am not sure what your Blogging schedule/topics are for the rest of the year (9 days and counting) but have you considered one last Goal Setting post?

    Be Well & have a wonderful holiday season!


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