Loans By Kathy: Getting Motivated #5

Getting Motivated #5


In yesterday's blog Getting Motivated # 4, I talked about focus. The example was Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson’s talk to the team before the 1993 Super Bowl.  His message was simple, stay focused.


As I started writing this morning, it occurs to me that focus will be meaningless unless there is a goal. The more specific the goal, the easier it will be to maintain your focus. So today's message is to write a specific goal that will ignite your passion and excite your imagination. It is the combination of the two that will drive your motivation to stay focused.


Who do you think of as a great visionary?  Who do you think is the one that achieved that very specific inspirational goal? For me, the first two visionaries that immediately come to mind are Walt Disney and Steve Jobs.  

The first movie I ever saw in a movie theater was a Walt Disney film.  It was 101 Dalmatians.  Now, who wouldn’t fall in love with all of those spotted puppies!  And since that time, I have loved Walt Disney’s movies.  Disneyland, Disney World, Epcot are all examples of creating the specific goal and then staying focused.

I have been listening to the book on audio on Steve Jobs.  One of the first chapters clearly stated his goal, he wanted to change the world.  He has done just that.

With that inspiration, what is your specific goal?


Here are the links to the previous posts:

Getting Motivated #4

Getting Motivated #3

Getting Motivated #2

Getting Motivated #1


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Kathy Sheehan Senior Loan Officer






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Comment balloon 3 commentsKathy Sheehan • February 27 2012 10:43AM


Hi Kathy.... in order to set goals properly, one needs long range and short range goals.... the plan needs to make sense....there needs to be a long range goal that one is striving to satisfy....once you achieve that long range goal you fine tune it and continue.... good post.... how many people do you think set yearly goals with a long range goal to satisfy???

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago

Kathy, this is great. I must go read the others!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 6 years ago

Barbara, you are so right.  Most don't write goals, or even a business plan and without it, I don't know how they achieve them.

Connie, thanks my friend!

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 6 years ago