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Featured Coaching Excerpt - Notes & Transcript, Part 1
  • Notable Quotable: "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." - Pablo Picasso the spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet
  • Notable Quotable: "If you're not willing to change you, you're not willing to change your world."

-You know, if I want that goal, as long as it's in my head, it is nothing but a thought. It's never going to be a reality. When I write it down and get specific about it, when I set the goal, when I say, I'm going to get that, sooner or later-- it may cost too much, may take longer than I thought, whatever-- I'm going to figure out a way, I'm going to get that.

Then things start organizing to make that happen. But it's not tangible until I either write it down, get a picture of it, or somehow identify with serious intent that it's going to happen.

-OK, that's huge. I love that. Honestly, all these notable quotables, obviously they tie together. The next notable quotable is from Pablo Picasso. If you're not familiar with him, he's an artist who is the Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, I mean, he had it all, poet-- he did a lot of different types of--

-Go to Barcelona and you can tour his museum.

-You will see him, yes.

-We did that last year.

-That's incredible.

-It is incredible.

-This is what Pablo has to say. He says, "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."

-Now think about this. He's saying, fervently believe and vigorously act. And he's talking about setting goals. He was an artist. He drew pictures. He painted paintings. He did sculptures. He was an artist.

That art is so not goal setting to most people. You think, I've got an impulse--- [WHIZZING SOUNDS]. Color that in. I'll be back.


But, Picasso, there's a cool story about him. One time, he was in-- I don't know if it's true or not-- he was in a restaurant, and he forgot his money. And so when the check came, he took a napkin and he did a drawing on it and he handed it to the server.

And that server said, nuh-uh, I want money. Trust me, that's going to be worth a whole lot more. And it was.

-That was crazy. I don't think that would work for me.

-No, I don't think it would work for me either. But if you fervently believe in something, what does that mean? That means that you honestly believe that it matters enough that you're willing to do whatever is necessary-- that's legal and ethical and within some kind of reason-- to make it a reality. See, if you're not willing to change you, you're not willing to change your world.

If you're not willing to change you, you're not willing to change your world. You may say you are. But until you're ready to change, change the behaviors or the beliefs or the patterns or the relationships or the whatever around you, then nothing else is going to change. And your goals, intended goals that never became real goals, will simply be wishes.

-Wow, that's powerful. That's some truth canon right there.

-There you go.

-Yeah, I love it. The last notable quotable I have is from Jim Rohn. And you said you studied with him. I mean-- self help author, I think there was Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy-- all these gentleman think of him as a mentor.

-Oh, totally, totally.

-He had a huge impact on this society.

-Well, I had the privilege of receiving the Speaker Hall of Fame Award--

-That's that ring right there.

-In 1985, in Washington, DC at the JW Marriott. And they bestowed five Hall of Fame inductions that night, and one of the others was Jim Rohn. And another one was my former partner, and my current best friend, Tony Alessandra.

-That is unbelievable. I love that.

-And I didn't know Jim Rohn at the time.


-I didn't. He was inducted, and I thought, well, why that guy. And he wasn't involved in the National Speakers Association, so I didn't see much of him. But I was hype involved in it, on the board and such.

But then I took an interest in him, and I started watching some of his videos and listening to some of his recordings, and I thought, dude, this is my kind of guy.

-It's unbelievable.

Featured Coaching Excerpt - Notes & Transcript, Part 2
  • Notable Quotable: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn
  • Lesson Nugget: Discipline is vital to success because it teaches you how to follow through.
  • Lesson Nugget: Make sure the goals you set are because you want to achieve them and they inspire and motivate you.
  • Lesson Nugget: Never require yourself to know in advance how you are going to achieve the goals you want.
  • Lesson Nugget: Recognize that we all need other people to help us toward our goals. It's okay to ask for help!

-This is what he has to say. Here's his notable quotable, right here. He says, "Disciple is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."


-Discipline. Not just action.

-OK, that's good.

-There's a big difference.

-This is good.

-What's different? Look at the military, for example. Let's say you've got a whole bunch of people. They're going to be your army. And they're going to defend you against the marauding herds of bad guys in the world. And they're all skilled at various martial arts. Some of them are good with weapons, and some of are good with hand-to-hand fighting, and some are good with strategy and all this, but there's no discipline.

If there's no discipline, that means you've got like a strong finger and a strong arm, but they don't work together. And you've got a strong foot and a strong shoulder, but not a strong back that organizes all that and makes it a useful force. So you've got all these talents, but they're not coordinated, because there's no discipline.

So what do they do in the military? Training, training, training, and training. And then they follow that with training. And then they put in some training in case you need training. And for the rest of your career you're going to be-- I'm thinking-- training in everything that matters to your role in the military.

CALEB TAYLOR: Gosh, that's amazing.

-But the first training that everybody gets-- that's why they call it basic training, boot camp-- is discipline. They train you to follow orders so that there can be some organization so that things actually get done instead of-- nah, no, let's don't attack now. Let's vote!

-I have a different idea! That's hug, though.

-It is! And they teach you how to march, and you march in unison. And someone says left flank march. Left flank is what you're going to do, and march is the command of execution, meaning do it right this instant. So you've got a big sea of hundreds of people, and someone yells out-- left flank march! And the instant he says march, the whole body turns to the left flank.

That means you can move enormous numbers of people efficiently across a battlefield with one word of order. That's the difference between individual action and discipline, because it does that to your talents. It's not just groups of people. Groups of talents and skills and behaviors in your own life.

-This is unbelievable! We started by giving the five specific steps to goal setting. And now we've unpacked these three mind-blowing notable quotables that talk about your belief, the action necessary, and the discipline that keeps it all organized. This is amazing. I'm going to ask you to end by talking to the Thriver watching right now who is ready to set their goals.

You believe that every goal set can be achieved, but I feel like we can ever give enough encouragement. What do you say to that Thriver right now who's like-- you know what? I'm going to do it. I'm going to write my goals down. What do say to that person?

-I would say, first off, make sure you want the goal you set. Don't set a goal to impress somebody else. Don't set a goal that you think other people will say-- that's your goal? Cool.

It's not about that. It's about you being satisfied with the goal. So if it doesn't matter to you, it doesn't matter. Don't bother with it. If it does matter to you, write it down. Write it down.

Caleb just said any goal could be achieved. That's probably true, but there are certainly some goals it would be absurd to set, like eliminating gravity. Momentarily, yeah. But from Earth? I don't think that's a worthy goal. So make sure it's a goal that matters and a goal that makes sense.

And then never, ever, ever, ever require yourself to know in advance how to get there. Set the goal because you want it. And then start figuring out how to get there. And if you can't do it alone, well, welcome to the world, because nobody can. Nobody. We all need each other. And if we don't have each other to reach out to, then we are so severely handicapped as to be dysfunctional.

Think of this-- if your goal is to get from California to New York, you need any number of people, depending on the route you choose. You walk, you're going to need other people. You're going to need other people to help you get the clothing you need, the protection, the nutrients, the shelter, everything else. You're going to need permission, because you're walking on other people's land. If you're going to drive, you've got to have somebody build highways. That's going to take a few people and a few hundred billion dollars. If you're going to fly, then you've got to have airplanes created. Everything requires other people-- everything.

-That's huge. This is why Thrive's here.

-When in doubt, reach out. We're here for you. Reach out. There's the Ask a Guru question. If you've ever got a question, if you're ever feeling discouraged, if you're ever wanting help to achieve these goals, let us know, because Jim here is your mentor, and we love helping you.

Jim, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom today.

JIM CATHCART: God bless you. Thank you, Caleb.

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