Just finished reading an article by Steve Pavila, he's going to become the Dale Carnegie of our generation.
H.L. Hunt, a man who rose from a bankrupt cotton farmer in the 1930s to a multi-billionaire when he died in 1974, was once asked during a TV interview what advice he could give to others who wanted to be financially successful. He said only two things are required. First, you must decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish. Most people never do that in their entire lives. And secondly, you must determine what price you'll have to pay to get it, and then resolve to pay that price.
Setting goals can be harder than you think. I listen to the DJ's who really inspire me or the entrepreneurs who I want to emulate and think that they're just musically talented or that they had a good day. But for every overnight success, there's a lot that we don't hear about.
Be as detailed as possible when setting goals. Give specific numbers, dates, and times. Make sure that each of your goals is measurable. Either you achieved it, or you didn't. Define your goals as if you already know what's going to happen. It's been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it.
See the full article here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/articles/power-of-clarity.htm