What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

There is so much promise in this statement. It is so inspirational that not only can your goals be achieved, but in getting there, you’ll become a better person. And on reading it we know it’s true. It was written by Zig Ziglar a master salesman and prolific author of over 30 books. He was also a motivational speaker famous for teaching salesmen of all types how to sell. 

To me, this single sentence conjures up the picture of a long-awaited success. A hard climb to the top of a mountain, the joy of purchasing that long saved for item or standing triumphantly on the Olympic podium or graduation stage. And yes, as well as being able to tick off the achievement of the goal there are all the skills, strength and stamina that we have developed within us to get there. 


I find this idea gives me that little push and extra incentive to keep going when reaching my goals seem impossible. Or when doing the necessary work to stay on the path feels too hard. 

What is one of your long-term goals and what will you become in achieving it? Let us know in the comments below.

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