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How to Live a G.R.E.A.T. Life!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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I've come up with a 5-step process that turns a G.R.E.A.T.
life into an acronym:

1. A GREAT life begins with GOALS. Few things in life are as
meaningful, exciting and powerful as the progressive
accomplishment of goals we truly desire. Powerful, value-
driven goals get us up in the morning, keep us focused, and
push us forward all day long. Whether it's a teenager's
desire for a date or a driver's license, a young couple's
desire for children, or the dream of starting your own
business, goals push, pull and drive us forward.

All of us have goals, whether we realize it or not. Winners
select their goals carefully, and write them down. They
develop specific plans for their achievement. Their goals
are well-thought-out and reflect the deepest desires of
their hearts. For many people, goals have a logical quality,
while for others goals are more about "direction" or
"purpose" or a general "vision." However you do it is fine!
The key is to know where you're going and how you'll get
there. A GREAT life starts with GOALS.

2. A GREAT life is focused on RESULTS. A great life doesn't
worry about whether things are easy or difficult. It's not
about the approval of others. A great life is focused on
getting important things done! It's about using your time,
skills, tools and talents to create the life your truly
want. It's about achieving the RESULTS that are important to

3. A GREAT life is about EXCELLENCE. A great life is not
about being average. It's is not built on mediocrity or
settling for second-best. A GREAT life is about having the
life, the relationships, the environment and circumstances
that make you feel fantastic! It's about being excellent in
every thing you do, every day. It's about being a person of
integrity, honesty, skill and achievement. Whether your
goals relate to parenting, business, fame or fortune, it's
about being a person of EXCELLENCE.

4. A GREAT life is based on ACTION. Nothing gets done until
something gets done! I know, that's a solipsism, but it's
also true. A great life is built! Clear thinking, careful
planning, and superb strategies are helpful, but in the end,
a great life is based on action that moves you in the
direction you want to go. Even poor or inefficient action
will move you forward. Take action! Take action every single
day that moves you toward the life you desire and deserve.

5. A GREAT life takes TIME. How much time depends on the
goal. Meditation can bring peace of mind in moments.
Training to run a marathon may take months, and building a
great marriage may take years. All goals require some level
of persistence over time. We are impatient creatures.
Americans are famous for our desire for "instant" solutions.
But the truth is that important goals, and a GREAT life, are
built over TIME.

Set it as your minimum standard to have a G.R.E.A.T. life!
Set appropriate, value-driven Goals, measure your Results
and demand Excellence in all you do. Take the best, most
strategic Action you can, and repeat it over Time. You
deserve a G.R.E.A.T. life! Accept nothing less.

Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD