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The Birds and Bee’s of Goal Setting

SUCCESS…in all its forms consists of simple fundamentals.


  •  respect while amateurs loathe them.
  •  master while amateurs neglect them.
  •  practice while amateurs undermine them.

The one common denominator for success in ANY profession is a focus on the fundamentals.

Whether you refer to them as the ABC’s, 123’s, rudimentary skills, basics, foundational principles, universal truths, elementary steps, or simply as square one, the fundamentals are the foundational building blocks on which all success stands.

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. But, IT IS the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.

Whatever it is you do for a living, you must learn the fundamentals before anything else. Strong foundations are built on strong fundamentals; there is no shortcut to mastery.

You must crawl before you walk, ski the bunny hill before attempting the double diamond trails, and you must learn the fundamentals first.

Success in any sport, career, or hobby is built on a foundation of timeless, universal, and pragmatic principles.

From accounting to astrophysics, education to engineering, fly-fishing to firefighting, computer programming to construction, rock climbing to rocket science, and from raising kids to raising capital, all consist of fundamental principles and each fundamental counts.

The same can be said for Goal Setting.

In fact, ten years ago, I released a handbook called Goal Setting 101 which has become the “go to resource’ for learning the fundamentals of goal achievement.

Today, Goal Setting 101 is distributed throughout the world, has been translated into 11 languages, and has sold over 1.8 million copies.

If you do not yet have a copy, I suggest that you get your hands on one today, as it’s a great resource for teaching kids, as well employees what it takes to set and achieve a goal in the smartest, fastest, and most efficient way possible.

The best part is that you can NOW get a copy in eBook form and delivered to your computer or any mobile device in just seconds.

I’ll wrap this message up with one final thought;

Fundamentals Once Lost are Always Found in Humility.

The minute any of us gets away from the fundamentals – whether it is proper technique, work ethic, or mental preparation – our entire game and reputation begins to break down.

This inevitably leads to embarrassment, missed opportunity and finally to a helping of humble pie. Humility leads you back home, to the fundamentals of success.

Welcome home and remember this simple fundamental…

Everything Counts!

Gary Ryan Blair

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