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Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a practical, proven strategy for creating and meeting goals that has been used by more than 1 million people to achieve extraordinary things in life. Author Brian Tracy explains the seven key elements of goal setting and the 12 steps necessary to set and accomplish goals of any size. Usi ...more
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Published November 1st 2004 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published November 1st 1989)
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Mikayel Galstyan
I started reading this book because my mom suggested it. She thought it would be a good book to get me to set good new years resolutions. To be honest, even though this book probably isn’t meant for a 13-year-old kid, it was actually really interesting. The plot of the book; well there really wasn’t a specifically set plot. The book started out with him talking about how he changed his life and how we can all change our life’s if we set reasonable goals. The book also goes over key points on wha ...more
Mary
I'm not a business person. In fact I'm the opposite of that right now -- a stay-at-home mom. I was skeptical of this book when it was recommended to me because I don't need to "double my income" (twice of nothing is still nothing!) After reading it I see that it is a practical resource for readjusting my focus and my attitude. I am interested in regaining purpose in my day-to-day life. This book really helps with that.

Who knows,someday I will be back in the money-making game and this book will
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J.S.
It took me about six months to get through this book. Not because it was boring or a tough read. I believe a book like this needs to be read when your mind is ready to accept it.

Tracy talks about how your mind can postpone certain events in your life. To me, my mind held me up for a while, but certain events occurred in my life that bolted me past the hurdles.

I have been using the techniques laid out in this book, and I already feel myself focusing on the things that are most important to me. It
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This is the second Brian Tracy book I have read and he is fast becoming my favourite career advice authors. In this book Tracy discusses the importance of goal setting and what a difference it can make to achieving what it is you want in life.

His advice is clear, concise and easy to follow. There are some moments where it gets slightly repetitive and some areas that I thought could h
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Jason
Good Book. Nice Tips. It would have sufficed to read summarized notes of the authors ideas. Great Plan/ Tips. The one thing that I am have a challenge with these kinds of books is they give you so many steps to do while you are reading it. It would take a month to do all the activities. A great book should be able to be condensed into three great ideas. Otherwise it's too much. I enjoyed the beginning and the end most of all. I will review this book in the future.
Nothanks
Some valuable points but overall not succinctly put, way too many sub-sections for what is an overall simple topic to cover. I stopped paying attention around page 180 as it just started to drag on and essentially be predictable permutations based off the points in the first few chapters. The silver lining to this book is the somewhat inspirational point it makes - essentially everyone (at least if you aren't horribly oppressed) has potential to achieve just about anything they want and 80% of w ...more
Matt
Jan 22, 2013 Matt rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with an ounce of ambition or a dream to achieve
Recommended to Matt by: My dad
Shelves: re-reading
I just finished this book a week or two ago and have immediately begun to re-read it. It is packed with incredibly valuable and easily implemented tools to help you identify your goals and make clear plans to reach them.

Don't just float through life.

Highly recommended.
Eric
This is a good book if you want to set some good goals. Of course, that's what I wanted to do. And thanks to this book, I now have set some good goals. As you can probably guess this book has a lot to say about setting goals, but it's not just about the tactics and quick tips. It also covers a lot of the psychology of setting goals as well. There is a lot to read and it can get a little convoluted, but the book basically follows these five points:

1. Get in the right frame of mind. Accept comple
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Asma
The Book Goals! was supposed to help us realize and reach our goals and the author gave a good roadmap to get there in the first two chapters the rest was just repetition and non-relevant ideas or segments of various ideas that were not linked.
I loved the questions presented in this book, they made me think and they encouraged me to take action like the questions to help unlock potential.
What I didn't like is while reading I found my self at the end of every chapter a bit lost it was like the au
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David Hooper
Mar 12, 2010 David Hooper rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people with goals
This is a great book. Well organized and easy to get through. Brian Tracy comes from a sales background, so if you're in sales, it will especially work for you. If not, it's still worth a look, since the information here applies to anybody who wants to get more accomplished and the goals you set don't have to be anything to do with business.

I read a lot and have read a lot of material on this particular subject. Out of everything I've been through, this is the one I'd recommend to friends. It's
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Julie Connor
Brian Tracy, author of the phenomenal book, "Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time," offers more practical strategies achieving your goals by carefully observing, documenting, and modeling the successful habits of successful high-achievers. Tracy describes seven critical elements of establishing goals and 12 fundamental steps to set and reach goals. He offers meaningful advice and provides examples that allow readers to articulate goals and align the ...more
Jim
This is a book I'm bound to return to again and again, one of my personal seven pillars of wisdom in life. I believe goal-setting works, and this has to be the bible of doing it. So full of good ideas and inspiration for the eager, if maybe susceptible, mind that even writing this makes me want to go and pick it up for another idea. Because I managed to get through most of this sitting by the pool and reflecting on career, I came back with a positive drive to start changing things that I want to ...more
Eleanore
Let's suppose, hypothetically, that you've never felt like you manage to finish a task.

Or you have a lot of dreams and hopes, but they never seem to come to fruition.

Or you spend a lot of time working, and you have no idea what you're getting out of working so much because you don't really know what you're working toward.

Or you look around at where other people are and think that maybe you just lack the education, or the potential, or the drive, or the passion, or the work ethic to make it like
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Seth
This is a book that really changed my life. I know this is pretty corney to say about a business self-help book, but it allowed me to focus my energies in a particular direction and stop my life-drift. If you just read it, I don't think it will do much for you, but if you really do all the activities and apply yourself, it can really change everything. I set a list of goals for 2007 that I thought was pretty ambitious and I am still on track to make them!
Carolina Esteves de Andrade
If you want to know more about setting goals I recommend the book Goals! from Brian Tracy. On this book Brian Tracy guide you through the entire process since clarifying what you want, to helping you measure your progress, create an action plan, manage yourself and set your priorities in order to achieve your goals in a more effective and efficient way.
Patrick Oneill
Jan 02, 2009 Patrick Oneill rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone needing dramatic positive change
Shelves: self-help
Wow!
Just get it, do not argue with me, just get it!

If you follow the steps he gives you, you can not help but make dramatic positive life-changes.

Patrick ONeill
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About the Author
Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4,000,000 people in 4,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 40 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses
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Nick Brown
A great read with lots of good advice scattered through out the book.

This book resonated with me because the process of setting goals is a new skill I'm developing and realizing the importance of it.

Brian Tracy's writing is not particular seductive or articulate (especially when contrasted with Barbara Sher's Wishcraft) but it gets the job done and its an easy read. There are quite a few strategies that I will try myself. His book is also replete with inspiring quotes from successful individua
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Micheaux81
This book was amazing. If you already know what you want to do this book will give you practical tools for getting from poit A to point B. Its an easy read with a bit of a "fatherly tone" after reading this I felt like Id had a cool conversation with a wise uncle or something like that. Rented it at my local library then purchased it for my personal library and Nook.
Kia Hashemi
Success Is Goals And All Else in commentary
Best Goal setting Book Ever
this book contains
1-Changing your like from wasting time to effective person
2-Transforming You from rags to riches
3-Giving you a good perspective of life
and much more
i highly recomended this book for every one in every case
Good Job Brian
Milka
If you want to set goals for various areas of your life (career, health, finances and personal), this is a good book to use. Tracy tells you step by step what to do to help you create these goals and how to get them accomplished. Breaking down your goals into smaller steps and working on them every day are just a few pieces of advice you'll find in this book. Goal setting can be a challenge and this book is inspiring and motivating.
Lavanya
the best self improvement book i hav evr read till date.
going to read it again and again until i totally get each and every piece of information mentioned in it.
Jon
excellent book and a short read, motivates for more goals continually.
April
This was an excellent book with a lot of details on how to plan your life and reach your goals. I will definately revisit this book within the next year to reevaluate where I am at. 'Goals' offers practical advice, step by step, and will meet you where you are at in life; whether you are a homemaker, business owner or employed for someone. I would not recommend a quick read but something you will want to have around for a few months as you work through the chapters but if you do read it quickly ...more
Cozonacci
Excellent book with powerful insights and life changing thoughts!
Soumyadeep Majumdar
When I started this book, one of my friends called me up and enquired "Hey Man,wassup? Everything's alright?".I smiled and assured him of my mental condition.Such is the popular conception of self-help books.And this being my first book of this genre,i was of the same conception.
First 10 pages and I was thinking "Am I actually reading this?"
50 pages and my reaction was "Ok!This is good!". By the time i finished the book,i was literally a fan of Brian Tracy.An immaculate description of the human
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Marcus Solberg
Not sure which year I read this one.
Claudia
amazing
Paul Bard
The audio is easier to absorb, and this is a real workbook.
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Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 2
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“The seventh key is that you must have a major definite purpose for your life. You must have one goal that, if you accomplish it, can do more to help you improve your life than any other single goal.” 1 likes
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