Setting a goal is not the main thing

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”  –Tom Landry



With these short and precise words of wisdom, football great Tom Landry unlocks the reason why New Year’s resolutions fail with regularity.  Goals are as essential to success as air is to life. However simply stating your goals will not bring you success. Every goal needs a plan, and every plan needs accountability in order to achieve dramatic results.


Did you know that 92% of people who set New Year’s resolutions never achieve them? However, your chances of success increase significantly when you write a plan to achieve your goals.


We are already in February, but it’s not too late to set goals for the year. Decide where you want to be at the end of 2019. Write down a vision of how you want your life to look in December. What goals do you need to accomplish each quarter, month, week, day, to achieve your vision? Once you have the plan in writing, the hard part comes…STICK TO THE PLAN.



“A goal is more than a dream. It is a dream being acted on.”


Written By: Ross Paterson



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *