Saturday, 26 April, 2008 12:34 PM
Get What You
Want In 30 Minutes: Six Tips For A Successful Life
courtesy of www.despair.com
– “People who don’t set goals wind up
asking, ‘How come I never got what I wanted out of life?’”
Those are the words of Theodore Carl Soderberg, author of the new
book “Uncharted Waters.” Soderberg isn’t just
a successful author. He has two honorable discharges from the United
States Navy, has been on the silver screen in Basic Instinct and
the Rock, has made a small fortune selling exotic cars, and has
toured the world with the merchant marines.
How has he achieved every dream he has ever wanted? “Setting
goals. That really has been the secret of everything.”
Here are six tips to earn a successful life - one half hour at a
1. Identify What You Want – And When You Want It
"Figuring out your dream can be the hardest part,” says
Soderberg. “So if you can’t be specific, that’s
fine.” You don’t need to have a whole plan in place,
says Soderberg. You just need a firm idea in your mind of what you
want – and a solid idea of when you want it by.
2. Schedule 30 Minutes For Your Goal – Every Day
Set aside a half hour every day to do something to get closer to
your dream. Every day you build on the progress you made the day
before. “You don’t expect to do the whole thing in a
day or in a week – but a little bit every day, that really
is the key to being successful.”
3. Make Goal Setting A Lifestyle
“The key here,” says Soderberg, “Is to make sure
it’s at the same time every day.” If your ‘goal
time’ becomes part of your daily routine – you’ll
be less likely to blow it off. Your scheduled goal time with yourself
is as important as any commitment you’d make to someone else.
You wouldn’t dream of blowing off a half hour meeting with
your boss – make 30 minutes with yourself just as much of
4. Divide Your Goal Into Bite Sized Pieces And Tackle Them One At
You can’t expect to reach your goal without accomplishing
the smaller steps building up to that success. “If your working
on a big dream, break it down into little bite sized dreams along
5. Congratulate Yourself For Each Step You Complete
Half of keeping motivated is remembering what you are working toward
– the other half is acknowledging yourself for the work you’ve
already done. Soderberg insists you pat yourself on the back at
least once a month. “If that means buying yourself a flat
screen or just nodding to yourself in the mirror, that’s up
6. Finish Up One Goal And Get Ready To Tackle A New One
At some point you’ll accomplish whatever goal you’ve
set out to achieve. So why stop now? If you stop dreaming of new
goals – your life will get boring again. Build on the goal
you’ve achieved, or write down a whole new adventure.
Investing 30 minutes a day in your future can change your life.
A few months from now you could be thinner. Maybe you could have
a retirement plan in place. Maybe your life story could be written.
It all comes down to deciding what you want out of life –
and taking the action to make it happen. “Once you have the
dedication, and the half hour – the only question is: what
do you want to achieve?”
About Theodore Carl Soderberg
Theodore Carl Soderberg is the Author of the new novel, “Uncharted
Waters.” He was born and raised in New York and Connecticut.
His vast resume includes a brief stint in the navy in 1967, followed
by commercial fishing in Alaska, and working as a Hollywood extra
on films such as Basic Instinct, Clint Eastwood’s The Deadpool
and the Rock. The water called him home at the age of 38 after a
motorcycle accident that left him un-scarred, but changed. In 1989
he joined the Merchant Marines and continues to go to sea to this
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