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People Who Set Goals Are Successful

Written by: Marques Ogden, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Setting goals is a task that everyone must embark upon in life. Understanding what you want, whether you do it every New Year’s or at different times throughout the year, will keep you from feeling like you’re just wandering through each day without direction. Knowing your mission and goals can inspire you always to get up and act every day.

Goal setting can keep you focused on your aspirations in all facets of your life. Whether it’s shedding weight to reclaim your health or elevating your overall revenue to relocate to a warmer area, recognizing what you want empowers you to take action. After all, nothing happens in life until we act.

Famous People Set Goals and Persevered through Obstacles. Don’t become discouraged if you’ve previously failed to meet your goals. Even most celebrities and company owners have had setbacks but have continued to succeed.

Beyoncé, the queen of entertainment, keeps a photograph of an Academy Award next to her treadmill where she can see it every day. She earned an Oscar in 2013 for the theme song to the James Bond film Skyfall.

Michael Jordan, possibly one of the greatest professional basketball players, was rejected by his high school varsity basketball team because of his height, or should we say lack thereof. When he was informed he would never play at that level, Michael accelerated his training and envisioned his name in a professional locker room.

Numerous bankers laughed when Walt Disney offered his Disney World theme park proposal. They have had the last laugh because the entire Disney franchise – including the various theme parks, movies, and merchandise – is now worth billions of dollars.

Best renowned for writing the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling could not persuade book publishers to speak with her. Despite relying on food stamps to make ends meet, she eventually found a publisher who agreed to publish her novel after the publisher’s daughter began reading it and became enthralled.

Thomas Edison was another individual classified as “dumb” by his teachers, despite holding over 1,000 patents for discoveries at one point. Edison is known for creating the lightbulb and is also known for saying, “I have not failed.” “I’ve just discovered 10,000 ways that will not work.”

Not achieving all of your goals and aspirations right away does not mean you should give up.

Revise your plans, clarify what is most important in your life and push toward your goals.

Consider your failures to be lessons learned,

Marques Ogden, Keynote Speaker, and Coach

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Marques Ogden, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Marques Ogden is a leader in leadership, marketing and sales, diversity and inclusion, mindset enhancement and overcoming adversity. After losing everything he owned in a bad business deal in 2013, he filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy, lost his home, his car, all of his money and ended up taking a job as a janitor for $8.25 an hour working on the graveyard shift. After his "spoiled milk" moment, Marques decided to take accountability and responsibility for his life and he decided to turn his pain into his purpose to become an inspirational keynote speaker. Since April 2016, he has spoken for over 35 fortune 500 companies and he is a coach, a consultant, a best selling author, a podcast co-host and more...



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