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The Importance of Goals and Self-Discipline

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In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to get easily distracted and lose sight of our goals as we get caught up in the daily grind. However, the importance of setting goals and developing strong self-discipline and inner strength to achieve goals cannot be overstated. In this blog post, we'll explore the concept of the five pillars of goals - self, family, business, financial, and soul - and how they can help you achieve success in every aspect of your life.




The Five Pillars of Goals

The five pillars of goals are:

  1. Self

  2. Family

  3. Business

  4. Financial

  5. Soul


These pillars represent the different aspects of our lives that we need to develop, balance, and nurture to achieve overall success. By setting goals in each of these areas, we ensure that we're not neglecting any one aspect of our lives.

To achieve a well-rounded and fulfilling life, it's essential to set goals in each of the five pillars. Let's take a closer look at each pillar and discuss their importance and possible goal-setting strategies.


1. Self

The self pillar is all about self control, personal growth, self-improvement, and nurturing your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Goals in this area could include:

  • Improving physical health through regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep

  • Developing new skills or acquiring knowledge in areas that interest you

  • Cultivating positive habits, such as mindfulness, gratitude, or journaling

  • Overcoming negative behaviors, such as procrastination or self-doubt

  • Practice self discipline

2. Family

The family pillar focuses on building strong, loving, and supportive relationships with your spouse, children, parents, siblings, and other close relatives. Goals in this area could include the following:

  • Spending quality time with family members and being present during shared activities

  • Improving communication and resolving conflicts in a healthy manner

  • Supporting your spouse or children in their personal goals and aspirations

  • Strengthening family bonds through shared experiences, such as vacations or traditions

3. Business

The business pillar is about professional success, career growth, and making a meaningful contribution to your field. Goals in this area of professional life could include:

  • Advancing in your career or achieving a specific job title or level of responsibility

  • Starting or growing your own business

  • Enhancing your professional skill set through continued education, certifications, or training

  • Building a strong professional network and cultivating relationships with colleagues, mentors, and industry leaders

4. Financial

The financial pillar deals with managing your finances responsibly, building wealth, and achieving financial security for the long term gain for yourself and your family. Goals in this area could include:

  • Saving for emergencies, retirement, or specific financial milestones, such as buying a home or funding your child's education

  • Reducing or eliminating debt and maintaining a good credit score

  • Creating multiple streams of income through investments, side hustles, or passive income opportunities

  • Living within your means and practicing smart budgeting and spending habits

5. Soul

The soul pillar encompasses your spiritual growth, inner peace, self confidence, control and sense of purpose in life. Goals in this area could include:

  • Developing a regular meditation or prayer practice to cultivate inner calm and clarity

  • Participating in activities that bring you joy, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose, such as volunteering or pursuing creative hobbies

  • Deepening your connection with nature by spending time outdoors and engaging in eco-friendly practices

  • Exploring your beliefs and values and aligning your actions with them


By setting goals in each of these five pillars, you ensure a holistic approach to personal development and create a balanced, successful, and fulfilling life. Remember, the journey towards achieving your goals is just as important as the destination, so be patient, persistent, and enjoy the process.


Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations with Self-Discipline

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Many times, we fail to achieve our goals due to self-imposed limitations or lack of drive, ability, clarity, or motivation. The key to overcoming these limitations is self-discipline, which, when practiced consistently, translates to self-love.

For every negative situation, there's a positive outcome that can be achieved through good habits, motivation and self-discipline:


  • Overweight + Discipline = Lose Weight

  • Smoking + Discipline = Quit Smoking

  • Savings + Discipline = Wealth/Security


By practicing self-discipline in various aspects of our lives, healthy habits such as going to the gym, eating healthily, and saving money, we show ourselves love and give ourselves the best chance at living a fulfilling life. We see the progress as we decrease negative habits and devote ourselves to good ones, which can help us stay motivated, avoid distractions, and see the self-discipline benefits.


Setting Goals for Each Pillar


To feel motivated to make healthy habits and start achieving goals, think of two goals for each pillar – one immediate goal and one long-term (5-year) goal. If you're feeling ambitious, set a third 10-year goal as well. For the immediate goal, set small goals that are achievable daily or weekly. This will help you to see immediate success in achieving goals, which will help you experience the initial rush that comes with success! This will improve your focus and motivation as you work toward the larger goals. As you experience setbacks in your larger goals, having the discipline to work at the smaller goals and see the daily progress will help buffer you against those perceived setbacks.

Here are some examples:


  • Immediate: Go to the gym, eat less junk food, lose 20 lbs.

  • 5-year goal: Purchase a lake/beach house.


  • Immediate: Provide a quality life for your family while spending dinner and weekends together.

  • 5-year goal: Take your family on a trip to Italy.


  • Immediate: Make a list of daily activities to boost your work performance, and stick to them.

  • 5-year goal: Transition to listings only and hire a buyer's agent.


  • Immediate: Save up 3 months' worth of bills for a safety net.

  • 5-year goal: Have $100,000 in savings.


  • Immediate: Journal daily in order to identify and eliminate sources of pain and increase mental health and well-being.

  • 5-year goal: Find true inner peace and help others.


The Power of Consistency, Self-Esteem, and Belief in Yourself

When you have clarity and vision, and you strive daily to achieve your goals, success is within reach. However, many people quit or don't believe in themselves. To make real progress, it's essential to commit to stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking one extra step each day.

For example, making 10 extra calls per day can lead to 2,500 calls per year, and attending one extra networking event per week can result in 500 conversations per year. With that level of consistency, time management and effort, there's no doubt that opportunities will arise.

Don't fall into the trap of making excuses about not having enough time. Prioritize your goals and make the necessary adjustments to achieve them.


Develop Self Discipline and See Results

Embracing the power of self control and setting goals, and practicing the importance of self discipline helps to achieve success in all aspects of your life. Remember to focus on the five pillars and believe in yourself – the possibilities are endless.



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Til next time,

Johnny Mo




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