The Power of Goal Setting

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This week we are honored to host a guest post by author Paul Cummings. Paul is celebrating the launch of his new book this week – It All Matters. Consider Paul to be your personal coach as he guides you through the methods that he personally lives out as he crushes goals every day. Enjoy this post, originally published on


Football season is here, and most of you probably already know that I’m a huge LSU football fan, and I try not to miss watching a game. But I also love to watch movies about football and one of my favorite football movies is Rudy.


If you’ve never seen it, then you should definitely try and check it out. It’s based on the real life story of Daniel “Rudy Ruettiger. He had a dream to play football at the University of Notre Dame, and in spite of having significant challenges and numerous obstacles to overcome, he did finally get to play for the Fighting Irish.


One of the reasons that I think that it’s such a great movie is because we can all see different parts of our own story in Rudy. His story is a lot like most of ours. Along the way on everyone’s journey, we are all going to experience our share of obstacles and challenges that we will need to overcome. And when those challenges and obstacles arise, you are going to need something to help pull you through all the tough and difficult times.

That’s why I believe so strongly in the power of setting goals and think that it is absolutely crucial to your success. Goals allow you to begin with the end in mind and they allow you to know exactly what you’re working towards. Rudy knew he wanted to play ball for Notre Dame and he was completely focused on achieving that goal When you set a goal, it actually helps you to maintain “tunnel vision” on the final outcome so that you’re not consumed by what is happening in the moment.


I talk a lot about goal setting in my new book, It All Matters, because I firmly believe in the power of setting goals. You have to know where you’re headed in life, because when you don’t, you will likely find that you’re just completely lost. And let’s be honest, we can all get “lost” along the journey at times, and when we do, we need someone to help us find our way back.


I’ve had a lifetime of experiences that I’ve learned from along the way on my personal journey through life, and there’s one thing that I know for sure…


So let me ask you a question. Do you know where your next finish line is? Have you set some goals for yourself that you’re currently working towards? If the answer is yes, then you’re on the right track to win the race.


But what if you’re struggling right now and you can’t see the finish line?


What if you’re thinking to yourself, “I don’t even know if I’m even running the right race.”


If that’s you, then I believe that my new book, It All Matters can actually help you make it to the finish line. Remember, you’re not in this alone.


I wrote my new book, specifically with you in mind. All of the stories, life lessons, and activities contained within my book were all designed to help someone like you get back into the game of life. The lessons and activities will empower you with a greater sense of clarity and purpose in order for you to truly maximize your life’s journey.


So, are you ready to finally take the leap and join me on this amazing journey? Let’s do this together!


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More about Paul Cummings

Paul Cummings is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises, a global training and teaching company that has motivated and inspired hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses to make real and lasting change. Fueled by his personal and corporate desire to give to others, Paul developed skills and techniques in Leadership, Goal Setting, and Sales Techniques, including his Grid Square Technology.

Paul continues to revolutionize the way people and businesses learn by making learning simple, affordable, fun, and efficient. His Level 10 philosophy has become the benchmark that others have aspired to achieve. His latest book, It All Matters: 125 Strategies to Achieve Maximum Confidence, Clarity, Certainty, and Creativity releases October 9, 2017. The book provides an all-encompassing framework for achieving the life of your dreams offering strategies to inspire professionals—and help them develop skill sets, build knowledge, improve attitudes, and develop work habits that pay off.


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