7 Examples of How Successful People Set Goals and Achieve Them

Successful People

I know you have heard the stories of how successful people set goals and become extremely successful in their lives and business. But, do you know who are these people and how they did it?

Well, in this article, I’m going to share with you 7 famous and successful people, how they set goals and changed their lives from zero to hero.

Of course, there are many more people who set goals and achieve amazing success in life, but I’m sharing these 7 people with you because I find their stories to be inspiring. Besides, these people are the big shots. They are the household names in their respective industries, and I bet you have heard about them.

So, let discover how these extraordinary people set their goals, go through the process, and manage to achieve outstanding results in their lives…

7 Examples of How Successful People Set Goals and Achieve Them

1. Tony Robbins wrote his goals on an old Russian map

Tony Robbins is huge in the personal development industry. He has helped and changed many lives around the world. He is considered as the world’s #1 success coach and has coached extremely successful people like Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams, Nelson Mandela, and Hugh Jackman, just to name a few.

Like all other hero stories, Tony Robbins started from scratch. In his best-selling book, Awaken the Giant Within, a book that I highly recommend you read, he shared his story of how he wrote down his goals on a piece of old Russian map.

This is what Tony wrote in his book…

Eight years ago, in 1983, I did an exercise that created a future so compelling that my whole life changed as a result. As pan of the overall process of raising my standards, I established a whole new set of goals, writing down all the things I would no longer settle for, as well as what I was committed to having in my life.

I set aside all my limiting beliefs and sat down on the beach with my journal. I wrote continuously for three hours, brainstorming every possibility of what I could ever imagine doing, being, having, creating, experiencing, or contributing. The timeline I gave myself for achieving these goals was any time from tomorrow to the next twenty years. I never stopped to think about whether I could actually achieve these goals or not. I simply captured any possibility that inspired me and wrote it down.

From that beginning, I refined the process six months later when I was invited along with a group of parapsychologists to the USSR to study psychic phenomena directly from university experts throughout Russia. As my group traveled the country, I spent many hours on the train from Moscow to Siberia and back to Leningrad.

With nothing to write on but the back of an old Russian map, I wrote down all my long-term goals for my spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and financial destinies, and then created a series of milestones for each one, working backward. For example, in order to achieve my top spiritual goal ten years from now, what kind of person would I have to be, and what things would I need to accomplish by nine years from now, eight years, seven years, and so on, reaching all the way back until today? What specific action could I take today that would lead me on that road to the destiny of my choice?

On that day, I set specific goals that transformed my life. I described the woman of my dreams, detailing what she would be like mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. I described what my kids would be like, the huge income that I would enjoy, and the home that I would live in, including the third-story circular office area that would overlook the ocean.

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Shawn Lim

Shawn Lim is the founder of StunningMotivation.com and he’s a passionate blogger in the personal development industry who has inspired thousands to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. You can learn more about him plus download a free copy of his guidebook, Reach Your Goals on his website.View Author posts