No Goal, No Gain

Below is the text of an actual e-mail that I received from someone applying for a job.

Please accept this letter in application for one of the following positions within your company: Account Executive, Loan Originator, Account Manager, Office Support Staff, Branch Manager, Office Manager, Supervisor, HR Support Staff.

It’s hard to achieve your goal when you don’t know what it is. On the other hand, define your goals, focus on them, keep them in mind constantly, and you have a much better chance of accomplishing those goals.

I wonder if the person who sent the e-mail above ever got his dream job. I’m not sure, and chances are he’s not sure either. It’s important to make your goals specific.


The above is used by permission from the book Three Years Of Tuesday Mornings: 156 e-mails about business and life by Steve Fales.

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