7 Examples of How Successful People Set Goals and Achieve Them

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3. Jack Canfield visualized making his first million

Jack Canfield is another inspirational figure I followed and learned from. I like his work and his teaching methods and styles. Jack Canfield is the famous author for Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages. He is also a motivational speaker, trainer, and entrepreneur.

One of his books, The Success Principles, is one of my top 10 recommended success books. If you haven’t read the book yet, do so now. Buy it and read it right away because it will uplift your life.

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So, how did Jack Canfield set his goals and made himself successful? Well, he explained it in his blog post here

I’ve been using vision boards in one form or another since the 1970s. My first “vision board’ was a $100,000 bill that I made myself.

I taped it to the ceiling above my bed so that I would see it every day when I woke up. I set the goal for myself that I wanted to make $100,000 in one year. At that point, I was making $8,000 a year, so this was more than 12 times my annual income.

Every morning when I would wake up, I would visualize that. I would close my eyes and visualize my $100,000 lifestyle.

What it would be like…

Where I would live…

The Navajo rugs I was going to buy I put on my walls…

The little lake house I would have…

The car I would own… And everything else I could think of.

Guess what happened? Within about 30 days, I started having hundred thousand dollar ideas for the first time in my life.

Within a year I had earned $92,000. It was an amazing breakthrough.

At the end of that year, my wife asked me, “Do you think it’ll work for a million dollars?” I said, “I don’t know, it worked for $100,000. So, let’s do it.”
We made a million-dollar bill and put that on the ceiling. And within a few years, I received my first $1,000,000 check for a book royalty for the first Chicken Soup for The Soul.

Amazing, isn’t it?

Just like how John Assaraf did it, which you will later learn, Jack Canfield used the power of visualization to help him achieve his goals.

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