Even Warren Buffet said, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful person say no to almost everything”

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We have to be assertive is our decision making in our life and of course be smart at it. I wrote about goal setting before, and you have a read here, 7 EASY STEPS TO SET YOUR GOALS. Let me add an extension to that. Be very aware that you have 24 hours in a day to deliver your goal. Read Full Article


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Self Awareness is about knowing yourself.  It means having a clear view of your personality. This may include your strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, inspiration and emotions. Most importantly, you need to be brutally honest with yourself and acknowledge it!  You need to admit your strength and also admit your weakness. In other words, it is a battle between who you think you are or who you actually are? Honestly is key! Be ready to face the painful truth, rather than a beautiful lie. What’s work for others may now work for you! Find out your DNA! The next steps are to choose which one you need to focus on! The best option is to go all in on your strength and put the effort in it until it became your bread and butter! If you desire to work on your weakness, it is best you get help to speed up the process to be good at it!

The next steps are to choose which one you need to focus on! The best option is to go all in on your strength and put the effort in it until it became your bread and butter! If you desire to work on your weakness, it is best you get help to speed up the process to be good at it!

Once you know who you are with great depth and breath, self-awareness allows you to understand other people and the ways they perceive you.  You understand their attitude toward you. With that in place, you are able to respond instead or reaction which allows you to make a great decision!

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King


Once you know who you are, you need to execute! You need put in the work and effort to sharpen your skill! Start by setting a crystal clear goal! If you strongly believe you will be a great engineer, start working on it. If you strongly believe you will be a successful fitness coach, start working on it! If you strongly believe you great in making a video, start working on it! If you strongly believe you are good in writing a blog, start working on it! The bottoms like is the effort of execution! Ideas are great, however, it counts once it is being executed.



“All your ideas may be solid or even good. But you have to Actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

With execution, you are able to audit yourself whether you are good at it! It goes back to self-awareness to know whether it is really your strength or weakness. If it is a strength, great! Keep working on it! If it is a weakness, adjust! Find ways to work on it or you discover your other strength!  Again, to know whether you are good at it. You have to execute!




Accountability is a strong sense of responsibility and obligation a person holds. You have to be ultimately answerable to every action you take, no matter whether you are right and wrong. Similar to self-awareness, you have to be brutally honest and uphold the value of integrity! Once you know your strength and belief, you are accountable to sharpen the skills and continue to sustain it! If you encounter setbacks and failure, you have to acknowledge it. Adjust and work on your recovery plan to get back on track. Again, your self-awareness attribute comes into play again. Adjust and execute!

“Accountability breeds response-ability.”  Stephen Covey

These are the key S.E.A formula of being successful! Self-awareness is to know where you are on your journey! It allows you to accept your weaknesses while focusing all of your attention on your strengths. Then, you got to execute to determine whether that is your weakness or your strength! Finally, you need to take accountability for whether you are right and especially when you are wrong!


Goals are the results, outcome, and achievement of a person, organization, a team and even a country. As a person, goals gives us the direction to move forward to reach life fulfillment. Goals are the oxygen of achievement. Here are the 5 great reasons why we need to set goals!

1. Goals reinforce your WHY?

In my previous post, I talked about the Golden Circle by Simon Sinek. The goal will help to remind you of your why. Goals are the WHAT component of the Golden Circle. Goals help to direct your actions to compliment with your WHY. Your Why is the very purpose you exist. Your action of achieving your goal will fuel your life purpose.

My why is to inspire others to embrace the adversity of life so that they can grow living life with fulfillment.

2. Goals unlocked your potential!

Goals will bring out the very best that is in you, enabling you to realize full potential! The moment you write down your goal, you are giving yourself permission to explore your unknown capabilities. In other words, you are about to jump. Believe me, every successful man jumps into the unknown. They will hit something and get hurt. That is what we call failure. But, when you land on the ground you will discover your locked potential

3. Goals strengthen your clarity, focus, and concentration

Clarity, focus, and concentration are known as the big three of superior thinking. The goal that you desire needs to be very clear until you can close your eye and able to visualize it! In another aspect, you need to have clarity about who you are.  You need to be clear on your strength, weakness, unique talents, and ability. Then, you must focus single-mindedly on one thing at a time, without distraction and diversion. Once you decided who you want to be, you must develop the discipline to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing at a time. You have to stay with it until it is 100% done!  Goals are the best medicine for “fuzzy mindset.” Goal enable you to develop the qualities of clarity, focus, and concentration!

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Zig Ziglar

4. Goals track your progress.

Goals must have a deadline.  Having goals without a deadline is similar to a book without the final chapter. Goals help you to track your progress because you always have a fixed finishing line. It is a yardstick or a benchmark to compare with. With a tracked progress, you are allowing yourself to do something else in a day.  Do you know the number one goal globally, is to lose weight? Let us say, in January your weight is 100kg this year. Your goal is to be 70kg by the end of the year. You need to lose 30kg in that one year! The number looks big, but you can break it down to mini goal. You mini goal is to lose 2.5kg in a month! If you`re not meeting the monthly target, you can adjust your workout and even your diet. This is the beauty of having a tracked goal, you can adjust without losing sight of the ultimate aim.

The person without goals makes no progress on even the smoothest road. The person with clear goals makes rapid progress on even the roughest road. Thomas Carlye

5. Goals drive your inspiration and motivation!

The foundation of inspiration and motivation are from your goals. By setting goals, it gives you power, purpose, and direction to your life.  It provides you with a solid target to aim and 100% focus. Once you grab on hold on your goal, a sense of satisfaction and joy surge through your body. The feeling of beating all obstacles are paid off. That is the feeling that fuel your inspiration and motivation to drive your life to success.

In life, you can either work to achieve your own goals or work to achieve the goals of someone else. The next post I will cover in planning a goal! A goal without a plan is just a wish!

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
Anthony Robbins

I would love to hear your thoughts on why we need to set goals! Feel free to leave your comments below.