Today, Become a Daily Goal Setter

UPDATED: April 12, 2020
PUBLISHED: March 13, 2017
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I will today get better than I was yesterday.

I will move forward today toward my goal.

The key to a great career is to become a daily goal setter and a daily goal hitter.

You know, we say we’re human beings, but we’re really human becomings. We’re either getting better or we’re getting worse. We’re moving forward or we’re going backward. You’ve got to get up in the morning, and you’ve got to say, “These are the four, five, six key things I’ve got to get done today,” and you get them done. Before you lay down, you’ve checked them off the to-do list.

Great careers start with great years. Great years start with great months. Great months start with great weeks, and great weeks start with great days. And let me tell you what, great days start with great thoughts.

Attack the day. Set a goal, get after it and go win the day.

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John Addison is the Leadership Editor for SUCCESS and the author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose,aWall Street Journal and USA Todaybest-seller. Renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success, John is a sought-after speaker and motivator. Read more on his blog, and follow John on Facebook and Twitter.