Full text of Reggie Rivers, a former Denver Bronco, on If You Want To Achieve Your Goals, Don’t Focus On Them at TEDxCrestmoorParkED conference.
Listen to the MP3 Audio here: MP3 – If you want to achieve your goals, don’t focus on them by Reggie Rivers at TEDxCrestmoorParkED
All right. So if you want to achieve your goals don’t focus on them. That goes against everything we have ever said about goals, right? Everything everyone ever talks about goals, is you pick out what it is you want to do, you set your goals, you write them down, you stay focused on them, you check your list over and over again, you come back to it, and that’s how you achieve your goals.
What I have learned over the course of my life, and watching other people, and studying other things, is that that is not the way to achieve goals. We all talk about setting goals, but we don’t talk that much about how do you actually achieve goals.
So, I started learning this lesson with my first girlfriend in life. Her name was Lasandra Johnson. You guys, who has never seen Lasandra, you have to take my word for it; she was the most beautiful 6th grader God has ever created. And for the record, I was in the 6th grade too.