JIM ROHN► your dreams you’ve got to keep dreaming
LES BROWM► and sometimes they would laugh there’s a guy talking about becoming successful
and look at him he’s bathing in the bathroom upstairs on the 21st floor he
sleeps on the floor him and two other dreamers up there look at him it was
hardly a gentleman coming to speak to people and I was facing financial
difficulties in my own life I was behind on my bills and my dreams and I’m saying
to them you can live your dream it’s hard changing your life it was hard when
just over three years ago in the Penobscot building in Detroit Michigan
where I was operating my business and I fell on some hard times and I was
sleeping in my office it was hard coming into the lobby and
the security said scuse me mr. Brown can we see you for a moment and I said yes
and I walked up to the counter and he gave me an envelope and he said would
you mind reading it here and I opened the envelope and the envelope was from
management that says this is an office power it’s not a hotel please do not
sleep in your office and I said excuse me sir I said I just worked long hours
and creating my business I’m an entrepreneur and right now things are
bad for me but they’re not going to be this way always and I just asked for the
opportunity to continue to operate like I’m doing I’m not trying to make this my
home and it was hard coming through the lobby and sometimes they would laugh
there’s a guy talking about becoming successful and look at him he’s bathing
in the bathroom upstairs on the 21st floor he sleeps on the floor him and two
other dreamers up there look at him it was hard ladies and gentlemen coming
to speak to people and I was facing financial difficulties in my own life I
was behind on my bills and my dreams and I’m saying to them you
you can live your dream it was hard ladies and gentlemen it was very
difficult to pick myself up each day believing that I can do it there were
times that I doubted myself I say God why why is this happening to me I’m just
trying to take care of my children and my mother I’m not trying to steal a Rob
from anybody how did this have to happen to me it was very hard and here’s what I
want to say to you for those of you that have experienced some hardships don’t
give up on your dream no one could have convinced me by holding on by continuing
to push forward by continuing to run toward my dream that one day I would
have my own talk show it’s a long shot ladies and gentlemen from Liberty City
an abandoned building auto flaw never knowing my mother or father it’s a long
shot being here with you today in this Dome
in Atlanta it’s a long shot no college training labeled educable mentally
retarded but I kept running toward my dream don’t stop don’t stop don’t stop running to watch your dream now let me give you a little simple
formula for goal-setting okay we take two two-and-a-half hours on the weekend
for the whole 10-year plan we don’t have time for that tonight but let me get you
started with a little simple formula mr. chef gave me and maybe this will be
helpful first of all I’ve divided goals into two parts first is long-range long-range goals that’s your dreams your
dreams for the next 3 5 10 20 30 40 years actually the rest of your life
your dreams you’ve got to keep dreaming Ronald Reagan president said to the
joint session of Congress a few weeks ago the Republic is a dream and if we
don’t keep dreaming we will lose the Republic your better future is a dream
for yourself and for your family where do you want to go what do you want to do
what do you want to be what do you want to see you’ve got to dream dreams
there’s a Bible phrase that says without dreams and visions people perish you’ve
got to have something to go for that inspires the heart and the soul dream from the children of Sanchez it says
take the crumbs from starving soldiers they won’t die take the bread from
hungry children they will cry but without dreams we all will die you’ve
got to dream don’t lose your dream for yourself for your future for your family
the dreams of love and enterprise and travel and doing things becoming
something unique on your journey here don’t lose your dream do some dreaming
that’s a long-range goal you’ve got to have those so that’s number one
here’s the second part of goals short-range short-range gold that’s your goal for
tomorrow this week this month this year the immediate future we call these
confidence builders because if you set up something short-range go for it get
it lacks latch onto it work hard accomplish it that starts building your
strong feelings to go for your dream now I divided goals into three categories
here they are number one is economic that’s your goals for money income
business profits production economics make sure you’ve got your economics well
planned economics plays a major role in everybody’s life economics is major
which means it ought to be meticulously well planned for tomorrow this week this
month this year long-range what if you ask somebody tomorrow if you could see
their meticulously well planned list of economic goals
what would they probably say they say you some kind of a nut you must be weird hey I found out what success is success
is doing what the failures won’t do make sure you’ve got your economics well
planned it’ll put you in the top 5% one of the key little subjects we talk about
on the weekend is the seven fundamentals for wealth and happiness and that’s one
of them well-planned economics it’s a fundamental if you want to do well join
the top 5% anybody in this room can join the top 5% if you will okay now here’s
the second category of gold things make a list of the things you want and on my
list of things now I put everything little things as well as major things it
doesn’t matter how small it is it goes on my list I used to just put major
things cars homes I don’t do that anymore
I now load my list of everything everything and the reason is part of the
fun of having a list is checking it off that says boy at the end of the day if
you can go got it got it got it got it got it got it whatever it is right you
get into the habit so load up your list the things you want now when you check
off something major celebrate that’s an important point to make celebrate your
achievements live it up have a party when you reach something you’ve worked
for it for a while see we all grow from two experiences one is called the pain
of losing the other one is called the joy of winning we need both of them
amplify them as much as you can which also means make losing painful if you
set up something food around didn’t get it put it on your cell on the other side
if you did get it congratulate yourself self congratulations is a sign of
maturity seeking congratulations is a sign of immaturity
but hey winning and losing see that’s what it’s all about
that’s the name of the game now some people lead such mediocre lives at the
end of the day they don’t know whether they’re winning or losing they got no
clue guys just going through the day with his fingers crossed
there’s a better way okay here’s the third category of goals personal
development put those goals together personal development goals that’s your
goals to be stronger more decisive via speaker be a leader learn a language all
kinds of skills ok the whole weekend seminar was designed to improve all your
skills so that you walk away more skillful and that’s what you want the
personal development skill that’s what a track that’s what brings good things to
your life the person you become more skillful now this is quite a package to
work on economics things personal development for tomorrow
this week this month this year long range
okay that’ll get you started now here’s the simple formula for setting goals it
goes like this a work on your goals that’s step one work on them and I put
the word work there deliberately setting goals is playing hard work I don’t want
the kids you we haven’t come here tonight to kid each other it’s work I
know it’s work that’s why a lot of people just let it slide it’s work many
people work hard on their job but they don’t work hard on their future
they just let that fly and the work involved is making plans I know most
people don’t I understand that but don’t let that be you guy says well yeah you
work where I work but the time you struggle home it’s late you’ve got to
eat a bite of supper watch a little TV get to bed you can’t sit up half the
night playing plan plan and the guys be good worker hard workers in here but
you’ve got to be better than sincere working hard you’ve got to be better
than a good worker you got to be a good planner somebody once wisely said the
people who fail to plan are planning to fail well sit so work on your goals
here’s step 2 write your goals down that’s so important I teach my staff
around the world put your goals in your journal because
one of the major people you want to study is yourself so here’s a list of goals I’d put
together three weeks ago here’s the list of goals I put together two years ago
here are some of the changes I made rearrange me of my priorities I
scratched these off I put these on I’ve gotten these study your
compliments study what your desires are put them on paper write them down here’s
another reason for writing your goal down it shows you’re serious about doing
better and to do better you got to get serious you don’t have to be grim but
you must be serious everybody hoped things will get better
everybody hopes poor people hope that ought to tell you something it means the
future does not get better by hope it gets better by plan I used to have the
affliction called passive hope it’s an affliction it’s bad probably what’s even
worse than that is happy hope now that is really bad that’s bad happy hope the
guy is 50 and he’s broke and he still smiled see that not good so get serious
about your goals put them on paper write them down there’s all kinds his goals
heard those their goals business goals financial goals financial independence
goals family goals I mean there’s so many things to work on on this but if
you don’t get busy and work on it sure enough the time will pass and sure
enough five years from now you will wind up where you don’t want to be wearing
what you don’t want to wear driving what you don’t want to drive being what you
don’t want to be now’s the time to fix it now here’s the third step to your
goal check the size of your goal and the kinds of goal how big they are what kind
they are affects you and here’s one of the important phrases
of the evening your goals are affecting you whatever they are your goals affect
your handshake your goal to fix your attitude personality your goals affect
the way you walk the way you talk the way you dress all day long we’re being
affected by our goals now some people have goals but they have
such lousy goals the effect is bad I asked the guy one
time what are your goal for this month the guy said look if I could just scrape
up enough money to pay these lousy bills that was the goal I’m not saying it
isn’t a goal it’s a goal but it’s such a lousy goal the effect is there you don’t
jump out of bed on Monday morning and say oh boy another chance to go out and
scrape up the money to pay my lousy bill so you don’t do that usually you say oh
not another Monday and some people have so given up on life they have joined the
thank God it’s Friday plus how sad surely those are the same people when
life is over for them we’ll say thank God it’s Oh perfect