I find stuff like this to be so cool…

A friend sent me this, from Fortune magazine.

“Every year, Tony Bates and his wife make a list of future goals. In 2007, Bates was a 40-year-old Cisco (CSCO) executive who wrote down that he wanted to become a CEO by the age of 45.

“He then listed four companies — all consumer-focused, despite his enterprise pedigree — that he hoped would offer him the job.”

One of the 4 companies was Skype.

And then last year, at age 44, Tony Bates become Skype’s CEO, and achieved the specific goal he set four years earlier.

This is an incredible example and reminder about why we should be:

a) Setting POWERFUL and ambitious goals
b) Writing them down
c) Putting them out there to the universe

So no matter if you are struggling or having a record year, set aside time this week or next weekend and really think about what you want to achieve in the next year, 5 years, and 10 years.

Set deadlines for these goals – that’s a powerful component that most people will miss from this example.

Deadlines = Speed of implementation = Attraction of the right people that will help you reach your goals.

Write your goals down and review them frequently – at least once a week.

Share your goals with the RIGHT people – the ones who will encourage you, motivate you, and connect you with others who will move you forward towards your goals and dreams.

And constantly take action – one step (baby or giant, doesn’t
matter) every day closer to your goals and dreams.

Get fired up. Keep on pushing. Never stop.

Let’s see what we can do before the end of summer.

Craig Ballantyne

“Your only limitation is how much action you are willing to take.”
– Carrie Wilkerson

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