Brian Tracy, who is one of my favorite authors, success coach and mentor, quoted this during an interview with Darren Hardy of Success Magazine.
Setting and reaching goals is similar to the game of football. Think about it. Playing football requires coaching, instructions, practice, sacrifice, discipline and, most importantly, a game plan. Ultimately, no matter how much coaching you receive....YOU are the one who has to make it across the goal line! You might kick the ball, run with it, carry it or you may even be airborne...but somehow you have to cross the line to score. Along the way, you risk being tackled, tumbled, rolled and thrown into derailment.