Thursday, January 26, 2012

Attain Your Goals

It has been said that people who give up on their New Year’s resolutions do so within the first three weeks of the year. Don’t let your goals suffer the same fate and fall by the wayside.
Work on fulfilling your goals by eliminating excuses and taking action to bring them to fruition. Commit the necessary time, work, and dedication to the attainment of your goals.

  • Make time to meet your goals

  • Find out WHAT you need to do in order to reach your goal(s)

  • Find out HOW to do what you need to do to reach your goal(s)

  • Enlist help from others who have already reached goals similar to those you want to attain

  • Keep reminding yourself that you can do it

  • Break down big goals into manageable steps – create an action plan

  • Do something today--no matter how minor

Visualize reaching your goal(s). What have you accomplished in the past? How did you do it? How did it feel to have succeeded? How can you use this feeling of success to reach another of your goals?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goal Setting Time - Again

It’s the first week of a new year and new resolutions for many of us. Even if you do not make New Year’s resolutions, you should set goals for yourself. It’s a fact that people who set goals achieve more. Why not give yourself all the breaks you can get? Here are a few goal setting tips:

· Create a specific, measurable goal from one of your hopes or dreams.
· Break the goal down into specific steps you can take to reach the goal.
· Create a plan of action by listing the steps you can take to reach the goal.
· Set a timetable for reaching the goal.
· Determine how you will hold yourself accountable for reaching the goal.
· Take action by copying the steps from your action plan onto your daily to-do list.
· Assess how you are doing periodically regarding the achievement of the goal.
· Change what is not working.

With a set goal and enough of the right action, you can achieve your dreams.