I’ve written about goal-setting and Key principles that successful people use to realize their hopes and dreams. Several years ago I wrote an article and then a book – Throw Away Your Vision Board and a sequel Throw Away Your Vision Board Part 2. The purpose was to help people transition from dreaming with a vision board to doing with an action board. I’ve delineated specific ideologies including taking responsibility and not waiting for the universe or a law of attraction to do this for you, focusing on your purpose – your WHY, establishing principle-based goals, setting a time-line, maintaining a positive outlook, visualizing the future yet being mindful of the process, pre-assessing challenges and available resources, and taking action to make it happen.
Over the past few years I have received hundreds of emails and letters commenting on these Key Principles and my dismissal of the law of attraction. About half of the comments agree with my assessment while the other half are highly critical and often insulting about my opinions. Throughout my life I have achieved many goals in academics, arts, sciences, athletics, family, etc. without invoking any law of attraction. While I celebrate my accomplishments, I am deeply humbled by the successes of my friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Goldman or as he is known to many simply, Dr. Bob.
There is a TV commercial which refers to “The most interesting man in the world.” This article highlights the goal achievements of my friend Dr. Bob, who I believe is possibly the most interesting man in the world. He is one of the most successful, accomplished, influential and altruistic people that I not only have the privilege of knowing but one of the most awe-inspiring humans I have ever read about.
Dr. Bob Goldman has set and accomplished more goals than anyone would believe possible during one man’s life. When asked if he has done this through vision boarding and the law of attraction, his response is, “Absolutely not! Never made a vision board. I believe in sweat equity. Set your goals high and your work ethic higher. Careful planning and hard work pays off.” According to Dr. Goldman, while he believes in visualization, he focuses on and is mindful of the process, rather than the outcome. While he admits that he did not know about my “Action Boards” when he began to set goals, he has used the Key Principles and Components of Action Boards throughout his goal setting process.
As both a tribute to this remarkable man and so that one may objectively understand what I mean by remarkable, here’s a summary of some of his accomplishments. Appreciate that while this is rather lengthy, it is not a complete list.
The above list is ridiculously long, but it’s true…and yet incomplete. The importance of each of these accomplishments are significant and cannot be understated. They each deserve attention and should be expounded upon. While any one of these would be enough for most people to “hang their hat on,” Dr. Bob does not hang his hat. He remains enthusiastic, future driven and active.
Without knowing Dr. Bob, one may question his motivation for even setting so many goals. His motivation is service. While he certainly reaps benefits of his achievements; being the monthly recipient of one award or another, his true motivation is that he has a passion for helping others in a very altruistic, unassuming and unselfish way. This is why he initially became a doctor and why he continues to serve the worldwide community in that capacity. In fact, Dr. Bob donates the majority of his time in charitable pursuits around the world, including fitness and medical education.
There’s an old saying, “If you want something done, give it to the busiest person you know.” Dr. Bob is the busiest person I know. If I send him an email, text, or phone message, he will typically call me back within the hour…no matter what country he happens to be in!
I have seen Dr. Bob in many different settings. The one thing that is both obvious and consistent is that he truly cares and takes care of his friends, patients, clients, colleagues, students and family.
My previous article was about seeking AWE. Awe is most often derived from interactions with nature. There are however, exceptions to that. This is one such exception. I feel a sense of Awe at the scope and import of the accomplishments of Dr. Bob Goldman.
I've also written about the 8 habits of highly lucky people. Dr. Goldman is one of those "Lucky People" who, as it states in the article, takes responsibility for making his own luck.
As mentioned above, Dr. Bob is the co-founder of the A4M. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Next month, the A4M will host its 25th annual World Congress in Las Vegas, NV. This conference is the most technologically advanced approach to educate healthcare practitioners and medical professionals on ways in which to enhance preventative care, engineer longevity and lengthen lifespan.
On full disclosure, I receive no benefit or commissions from anyone attending this event or anything related to Dr. Bob.
Having attended several of the A4M conferences in the past, I can promise that the benefit will be directly apparent to all attendees and their patients or clients and I highly encourage all with an interest in preventative medicine and enhancing wellness to attend.
Dr. Goldman’s greatest endeavor is yet to come- the creation of the A4M World Center for Medical Excellence. In this 25th anniversary of Dr. Bob’s Chairmanship of the American Academy for Anti-aging, Preventative, and Regenerative Medicine, the same is true today as it was more than two and half decades ago: With 28,000 A4M physician and other medical professional members representing more than 120 countries, there is no standard for advanced preventative regenerative medicine excellence anywhere in the world. To further cement his contributions to the world Dr. Goldman and his partners have recently purchased 80 acres just 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, NV. The land is within a “stone’s throw” of the major thoroughfare connecting the #1 Travel Destination in the world and the site of the World Center project. This is no longer a dream, it’s a reality with plans in development!
I write this as a fan, admirer, and colleague in martial arts, fitness, medicine, education, and community service. I know that I speak for millions of others whom he has helped when I say, “Thank You, Dr. Bob Goldman!” To view a short film on Dr. Bob's first, click here!