[MUSIC PLAYING] By taking this course, you're already way further along the path to success than 99% of the people out there. I meet entrepreneurs all the time who haven't even considered setting goals. And I know they're making a big mistake because, like I said before, you are setting goals whether you know it or not. There are a lot of people out there who says, it's never been done before, I've never heard of that.
And their family members are saying to them, you're going to embarrass yourself, you're going to embarrass us. And what they do is they set a negative goal. Remember that a goal is a dream with a process and a deadline. You now have 10 goals you're working to achieve in the next six months, two years, five years, 10 years, and 20 years. Now, before you go, I want to leave you with three final pieces of advice.
First, after setting your goals, be ready to put in the work and the time. Setting goals is a waste of time unless you are willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish them. And remember, I want you to take small affordable steps. I do not want you to go out and risk everything for these goals. Take small affordable steps. Second, don't let outside force like haters or doubters or people who don't have the vision you have slow you down.
Now, I am not saying that everybody is a hater. But sometimes it could even be the people that you love that maybe did not think this way when they were growing up. They grew up in a different time, a different era. And they slow you down by telling you that you shouldn't do this, you're risking too much. And so I just don't want you to think it's only haters. Sometimes the people we love the most who are trying to protect us can actually hold us back from accomplishing our goal.
And it's really out of love that they're trying to share with you this advice. But you're the only person that knows what you really want to accomplish. Third, accomplishing your goal will take time. That's why I encourage you to set goals for the next 20 years as well as the short term goals in the next six months. Remember to stay on track by setting a time to review your goals on a daily basis.
As a small business owner, you're ambitious. And I know you'll continue to add new goals all the time. I want these goals to help you in your business and in your personal life. Just remember to stay focused on the top 10 for now. I hope that this course has motivated you and will continue to motivate you. Come back to it any time if you need a reminder on the importance of why you need goals and how to create them.
Also, I love to stay connected with you. I encourage you to follow me on Instagram and social media while I'll continue to share tips to help you stay motivated as you grow. Thank you for joining me. And I wish you all the best in building your business with Shopify.