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Summary

As the personal development expert Brian Tracy says, you have two choices in life: you can either work on your own goals, or you can work for someone else and help them achieve their goals.

Did you know that only a small percentage of the population has clearly written goals that they work on every day? These are the people who end up achieving the most in life.

You've probably reached the point where you realize that setting goals might be beneficial and I'm here to tell you that you're entirely right. You are also wondering how to set goals effectively.

You're now just one click away from making the decision to set goals for yourself. Setting goals is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life, and it can bring immense satisfaction. So start setting goals today. I promise you won't regret it!

What this book will do for you:

  • Give you the opportunity to discover and set goals that matter to you
  • Teach you how to set short-term and long-term goals in all areas of your life.
  • Help you realize your potential and achieve more than you thought possible.
  • Provide you with an effective strategy to achieve your goals.
  • Enable you to overcome the obstacles that you'll encounter while working towards your goals.

©2016 Thibaut Meurisse (P)2016 Thibaut Meurisse

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  • EY
  • 07-01-17

Solid, consise review of effective goal setting

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There's nothing new in this book, but it's a well-organized summary of best practices for setting appropriate goals and achieving them. There's also a useful workbook on the authors site that you download for additional help. I liked the short length, sometimes I feel that authors pad out and repeat information just to make the book longer, but this got to the point. The biggest weakness I saw is the lack of pointers to others' work who may have covered some of the newer or more novel ideas first or in more detail. Would have been nice to give credit to those who did that work and it would give listeners ideas of where to look for more information if they want to explore that idea in more depth, for example, the deliberate practice section. The material itself was maybe just shy of 4 stars in my view, but appropriate length and excellent narration pushed it up to 4.

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  • luann
  • 02-03-17

Discover goals you didn't even know you had!

Would you listen to Goal Setting again? Why?

I think so. There are some gems in this book!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I really like the Goal Setting exercises. I discovered a few goals I didn't on a conscious level know I wanted to achieve. Hey! I was impressed with that which gave me new focus as well.

Any additional comments?

I like all the reminders of what positive self talk can do for you!!!

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  • Leslie F.
  • 01-01-17

Informative, well-written, and motivational

This was a really good book, filled with lots of good advice for making and achieving goals. I think my favorite bit of advice, paraphrased, was that you should think of your goals and think each day what you could do to that day to bring yourself closer to achieving that goal, then do it. Because that is what goal achievement is: doing something each day to bring yourself closer to the end goal. I got a lot out of this book, and it was perfect for reading right before the new year. It is short (about two hours), but well-written so that you can get a lot of information out of it. I listened to the Audible audio edition narrated by Meral Matthews, and I really liked his narration. His voice is very clear and he reads at a good speed. If you are interested in really achieving your goals, this is a great little book to get you motivated.

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  • mandy
  • 17-04-18

Very helpful!

this audio was super helpful for me in a time when i really needed it. Big changes at work and an uncertain career path, this audio put things into perspective for me. Highly recommend!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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  • Paul Gillespie
  • 30-03-18

It's Exactly What We Thought It Was

Where does Goal Setting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm relatively new to audio books - I have four. But this is definitely in the top half of those four.

What does Meral Mathews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A voice that seems somewhat robotic. Not necessarily in the inflection sense - he does have some variation in that. But the first impression I got - which was not dispelled throughout the book - was a robotic voice. It's not off-putting, but it's constantly sitting in the back of my mind as I listen to the book as a distraction.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was probably around Chapter Seven when I realized there wasn't anything new I was learning...and that was perfect. I didn't purchase the book to teach me something new - I purchased it to help me set goals. I didn't need to learn a different methodology; I didn't need to build a different system. I needed to remember what's important about goal setting, and that's what the book delivered.

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This book is perfect if you want a boiled-down version of a number of other motivational books. If you're a student of self-development you're probably not going to find any new material here, but what you will find is a concise summary of the why, how, when and what of settling goals without a ton of fluff (which is generally prevalent in other self-development books).

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  • Leland Meyer
  • 21-03-18

Good for the price.

For some reason this audio book made me want to take action.I have no idea why.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 21-02-18

Helpful Guide

Goal Setting: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Goals That Truly Excite You by Thibaut Meurisse was a great and helpful read. This book includes a step by step workbook that you can download and print. This book assists in setting goals and making them clear. I think this is a very helpful guide.

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  • Joshua J Savoie
  • 27-12-17

Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding!

This is the most powerful book I've read 2nd to my Bible. Outstanding! Loved it and will listen to it again and again!

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  • J. Warren Benton
  • 21-12-17

Goals in sight

This is a nice short book that takes all the knowledge obtained from any self-help guru book out there and compacts it into an easily digestible format. Meurisse points out how most people spend their lives pursuing a goal that they don't really want. He also talks about how the value is not in the goal, but it discovering what really matters most to you. Vague goals are not easily obtainable. Meurisse gives and example of how our mind works with vague goals. Take 10 seconds to think of all the thing in this world that are white. Now try to think of all the things in a refrigerator that are white. The point is when we actually focus on something with constraints like what's in a fridge we can probably come up with more.

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Sharing goals makes them now a part of reality and often times they will be less attainable.

Have you found goals that will be motivating you late in life?

Investing money gives you more incentive. Free things don't always motive us (it was funny because I picked this book up for free)

Overall this was a nice enjoyable book with very practical ways to set obtainable goals for yourself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-17

Worth it

I will be re listening to take notes. Great tips and advice. Thank you for this 🙏