Test Your Commitment to Goals

You may have big goals, but do you have the passion and the game plan to bring them to life? Success usually requires a road map, a strategy, but it also calls for an overwhelming drive.

Try testing yourself with these questions:

  • Do you feel strongly about the importance of your goal? Why is it necessary to achieve?
  • Does your goal idea match your values and beliefs?
  • Is this something you’ve dreamed about for a long time? Has it been on your list for a relatively long time?
  • Is your goal vital to the future of people you care about? Is your goal going to positively effect those around you?
  • Does your goal get you excited when you think about it and share it with others? How passionate are you about it?
  • Is it realistic and attainable? Are you sincerely convinced that your goals can be achieved?
  • Are you willing to put your credibility on the line for it?
  • Can you make your goal the primary focus of your activities?
  • Are you willing to devote your personal time—evenings, weekends, vacations—to bring your goal to reality?
  • Will you be able to reject criticism and negativity?
  • Are you committed to the long term as you work toward your goals?

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