Clarity is the root of control, which is the root of confidence, which is the root of intention and then change.
Clarity of thought is an essential ingredient of success and even more today when uncertainty surrounds us. Pre-determined goals provide clarity of thought and a greater sense of personal control.
I have discovered recently that even well-defined goals may not be enough to respond to the uncertainty of the markets. Micro-goals - small, repeatable, well-structured clear statements of intent timed at no longer than a month however can help clear the mind and focus one's efforts.
'X number of companies/clients at X amount of income per month - every month' may serve as powerful personal motivators and affirmations where the timeline of greater goals seems too far to be able to predict.