We put a lot of emphasis on creating goals. Page 6, chapter 1 of The NEW Think and Grow Rich has the Formula for Riches. And right then and there, on page 6, we're getting you definite on what it is you want—your definite chief aim, and the consequences that it will bring about.

Most people have never, ever made those elementary decisions, and I don't use the word "decisions" lightly. When you commit to a goal, you have made a decision. You've eliminated a lot of stuff that might otherwise happen, but the main thing is that you've focused on where you're going.

And in our seminars, workshops, and coaching, when we start this process—and that's the operative word, we start the process—we tell everybody, "You don't have to do it right, you just have to get it in writing"… and then sit with it, and develop it, and meditate on it, and make some forward progress. And it will always be evolving.

That is the subject of today's article—the evolving nature of goals.

I don't know how old you were when John Kennedy put the United States into the space race. Being a young American, I remember that very vividly. Prior to that, that had not been a goal.

Now, that goal was stated (I believe it was in 1962) as being to put a man on the Moon before the decade was over—which they accomplished. However, isn't that the kind of goal that would have to change? And you've got some of these in your business life and affairs, too. If they're linked to a definite timed event, a date, they have to change.

Now, if it's tied to a lifestyle, it may not have to change. One such is my world-roving freedom.
That hasn't changed in the last10 years, hasn't modified any at all, and I don't foresee it changing in the next 10, 20, 30, or 40 years either.

However, if my goal is to purchase a place in Panamá before the year 2010 begins, or it is to move to Chicago before the year 2023 begins—well, if they haven't happened on December 31st of those years, assuming I still desire the goals, they're going to automatically require a resetting.

And if they have happened before those dates, well, those are accomplished goals. You've got to replace them with other goals, bigger goals, grander goals.

Yes, that is our subject, the evolutionary procession of goals. Goals will continue to change for you. Goals will continue to progress. As you acquire and achieve your earlier goals, it's time to move on to the others.

Be a goal-setting mechanism, a goal-setting machine, and you will have a life of fulfillment—continuous, everlasting, fulfillment. Now that's a worthy goal that you won't have to change in a few days, weeks, months or years.

Author's Bio: 

Ted Ciuba, "living legend" and bestselling author of The NEW Think and Grow Rich, is one of the world's top human potential trainers. He helps people find, define, and actualize their passions to transmute their intangible desires into real money. To find out more about Ciuba, how he can help you, and to collect $297 worth of free gifts, visit http://www.HoloMagic.com.