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Goals Summary – Brian Tracy

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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Goals! (1989)
How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible
by Brian Tracy
Goals! was the first book I ever read on productivity and probably the most readable and complete guide to goal-setting ever written - by sales legend and time-management master, Brian Tracy. (291 pages)

Note: This Goals! summary is part of an ongoing project to summarise the Best Productivity Books and Best Self Help Books of all time.

Note: This Goals! summary is a stub. I'll write a full summary later. For now, you'll find enough meta-data here to help you decide if it's worth reading the book.

Goals! Summary

This publisher’s blurb comes from the BK paperback edition of Goals!

“Why do some people achieve all their goals while others simply dream of having a better life? Bestselling author Brian Tracy shows that the path from frustration to fulfillment has already been discovered. Hundreds of thousands — even millions — of men and women have started with nothing and achieved great success. Here Tracy presents the essential principles you need to know to make your dreams come true.

Tracy presents a simple, powerful, and effective system for setting and achieving goals — a method that has been used by more than one million people to achieve extraordinary things. In this revised and expanded edition he has added three new chapters addressing areas in which goals can be the most rewarding but also the toughest to set and keep: finances, family, and health.

Using the twenty-one strategies Tracy outlines, you’ll be able to accomplish any goals you set for yourself — no matter how big. You’ll discover how to determine your own strengths, what you truly value in life, and what you really want to accomplish in the years ahead. Tracy shows how to build your self-esteem and self-confidence, approach every problem or obstacle effectively, overcome difficulties, respond to challenges, and continue forward toward your goals, no matter what happens. Most importantly, you’ll learn a system for achievement that you will use for the rest of your life.”

Goals! Contents

Goals! has 21 main chapters…

Introduction: Success Is Goals

  1. Get Started: Unlock Your Potential
  2. Take Charge of Your Life
  3. Clarify Your Values
  4. Analyze Your Beliefs
  5. Create Your Own Future
  6. Determine Your True Goals
  7. Decide Upon Your Major Definite Purpose
  8. Start at the Beginning
  9. Set and Achieve All Your Financial Goals
  10. Become an Expert in Your Field
  11. Improve Your Family Life and Relationships
  12. Optimize Your Health and Wellness
  13. Measure Your Progress
  14. Remove the Roadblocks
  15. Associate with the Right People
  16. Make a Plan of Action
  17. Manage Your Time Well
  18. Review Your Goals Daily
  19. Visualize Your Goals Continually
  20. Activate Your Superconscious Mind
  21. Persist Until You Succeed

Conclusion: Take Action Today

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Read More: 5 Books Like Goals!

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Here are 5 top books like Goals!...

Books Like Goals!: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey (FREE Summary)
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a perennial masterpiece on leading a happy, productive and purposeful existence and an unmissable stop for any pilgrim of personal improvement - by educator, author and speaker, Stephen Covey.
Published 1989 // 372 pages // Rated 4.1 over 623,800 reviews on Goodreads
Books Like Goals!: First Things First
2. First Things First - Stephen R. Covey (FREE Summary)
First Things First is an action-oriented time-management manual, filled with frameworks and exercises to help you do more of what matters and less of what doesn't - by the author of the #1 book on this list, Stephen Covey.
Published 1993 // 384 pages // Rated 4.1 over 40,400 reviews on Goodreads
Books Like Goals!: The Effective Executive
3. The Effective Executive - Peter F. Drucker (FREE Summary)
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
The Effective Executive is THE timeless classic on leadership and management; on getting the right things done - by the dean of business and management philosophy, Peter F. Drucker.
Published 1966 // 208 pages // Rated 4.1 over 32,700 reviews on Goodreads
Books Like Goals!: The Slight Edge
4. The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson (FREE Summary)
Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success & Happiness
The Slight Edge is a short, punchy, practical guide to the why, what and how of using simple daily disciplines to achieve breakthrough success - by serial entrepreneur, speaker and author, Jeff Olson.
Published 2005 // 168 pages // Rated 4.3 over 21,900 reviews on Goodreads
Books Like Goals!: The Compound Effect
5. The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy (FREE Summary)
Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
The Compound Effect offers a concise, practical guide to mastering small choices that determine big outcomes which dictate the course of your life - by best selling author, publisher and motivational speaker, Darren Hardy.
Published 2010 // 162 pages // Rated 4.2 over 39,400 reviews on Goodreads

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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