Success should be something you do not just “kinda sorta” want to achieve, but something you must achieve. Generally, top achievers expect to be successful and consequently, they are. They are driven by a “have to” attitude, not a “want to” attitude.

If you have no concrete goals and you have been succeeding in spite of yourself, just think how much more success you could enjoy if you were to set your sights on a definite path and had a specific timeframe in which you expected to reach your destination.

It is true that you do not need to set goals in order to reach some level of success, but most professionals who fail to set goals reach a plateau and lack either the motivation or the direction to go beyond it. They are unable to move upward to a higher achievement status.

Instead of hanging around and expecting someone else to make you successful, create a road map to success. Here’s a free ebook to help you plan your route to success: “My New Direction – Planning to Win”

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Jonathan Farrington is a globally recognized business coach, mentor, author, consultant and chairman of The JF Corporation and CEO of Top Sales Associates. For more information and tips from Jonathan, visit http://www.topsalesworld.com/, or go to his blog at http://www.thejfblogit.co.uk/.