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#083: Why You Don’t Achieve Your Goals [Podcast]


Monday, December 12, 2022


Ray Edwards

There is a dangerous reason why you don't achieve your goals.

There's a good chance you are committing this mistake yourself, even if you do lots of good stuff. In today's episode I will share with you how to go about fixing this problem.



Conferences where I will be attending and/or speaking:

The Wisdom Thesis Workshop, October 9-11
•Private Mastermind Group, October 28-30
SCORRE Conference, October 14-17
Platform Conference, November 3-5
•Private Mastermind Group, December 17
NAMS 11 February 7-9, 2014
•“Permission to Prosper” April 8-10, 2014

Tip Of the Week

The In-Between by Jeff Goins
The Entrepreneurial Author by David Hancock and Jay Conrad Levinson
48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller
A Question of Faith by Tor Constantino
The Blog of Mike Morrell

Spiritual Foundations

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians [2:20]

What does it mean to have Christ living in you? It's really an astounding concept. I don't really know how to explain it fully, but I know that Apostle Paul meant something by it.

A good place to start might be simply asking the question throughout the day, “If Christ is living in me, what is he doing right now? And am I cooperating?”

Another good step would be to check out this discipleship course by my friend Frank Viola. If you click this link, I receive a small commission. If that makes you uncomfortable, please click this link. It won't change your price, but clicking the second lake means I will not be compensated financially.

Feature Segment:Why You Don't Achieve Your Goals, And What to Do about It

I've noticed two key distinctions in almost every one of these conversations.

1. The individual in question does not have an accurate definition of success.
2. The individual in question has not clearly defined how they will KNOW if they have achieved their desired outcome.

THESE TWO POINTS ARE NOT THE SAME THING.So often, people get distracted away from these two stark realities, by substituting activity for accomplishment. For many people, this begins to look a lot like “buying the latest information product” or “attending the latest seminar”.In other words, accumulating more information. What we NEED is not more “learning”, but more “earning”.Take a little time to write (preferably in your journal) about the following:

1. Decide what you want. The lifestyle you want your business to provide.
2. Determine the necessary steps to achieve what you want.
3. Determine the price of doing what is necessary.
4. Commit to pay the price.
5. Ruthlessly track your progress through data, not through storytelling.

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Question: How Do You Objectively Measure Your Progress Toward Your Goals?


Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at


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