DREAMS, GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENT

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Dreams, Goals, and Achievement ....................................................................................... 2 7 Tips For Effective Goal Setting For the New Year.......................................................... 4 Why Do New Year's Resolutions Not Work?..................................................................... 7 What You Think & Speak Can Save Your Life, Or End It - Goal Setting 101 For 2009 & For Life................................................................................................................................ 9 Questions to Ask When Goal Setting................................................................................ 13 Goals, Failure and Personal Development ........................................................................ 14 Is This the Secret to Success? ........................................................................................... 16 Goal Setting - 4 Simple Steps to Set Your 2009 Intentions .............................................. 18 Career Goals - Ways to Set Goals For a Career Change................................................... 19 How to Start the Year! - Goals to Create Success............................................................. 21 What Does Neuroscience Have to Teach Us About Attaining Our Goals? ...................... 22 What's More Powerful Than a Goal? ................................................................................ 23 The Top Ten New Years Resolutions For 2009 - Trying to Improve............................... 24 Some Personal Goal Setting Examples For You............................................................... 26 3 Goal Setting Activities Tips That You Cannot Miss ..................................................... 27 3 Successful Goal Setting Strategies That Never Fail....................................................... 28 A Simple Way to Start Living Your New Career Today - Quotes and Coaching Questions to Motivate You ................................................................................................................ 29

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Dreams, Goals, and Achievement
By Dale Stuemke http://ezinearticles.com/?Dreams,-Goals,-and-Achievement&id=1056501 Pretty much everything you read about goals in human achievement tells you about the importance of goals, how to make them, and how to use them to succeed. Unless this is the first article you've read about goals or you're a confirmed doubter, you know that goals are important. Simply, most of our achievements in life start with an idea of something that we would like to do, to have, or to achieve. Many people call this the dream. It's an idea, a concept of something we want. Some people think a dream is the same thing as a goal, but it's really not. Think of a goal as a dream with a date on it. That's over-simplifying, but it's easy enough to understand. Dreams can be a bit vague but goals have to be specific. To make this easier, I'll discuss it in relation to a recent diet of mine. My dream, if you will, was not to weigh a certain amount. That's really too vague. What is a "weight"? It's an arbitrary number that an instrument gives us to show what? If you don't understand scales, pounds, and the relationship between height and build, it's just a number. My dream was not something like that; my dream was an image I had in my mind. That image was my person in a slimmer body. I knew what I wanted to look like. That picture in my mind was my dream. During my life I have moved through weights from around 5-1/2 pounds to 220 pounds. I say I've moved through them. Actually, sometimes I've moved through ranges of those weights more than once! But, I remember what I looked like when I was at some of those weights. In fact, I still have pictures of my wife and me at our wedding when I weighed between 135 and 140. That's not my dream, but I have the image. If your weight is higher than what you want it to be, I'll bet that you have an image of you with your preferred body shape in your mind too. So I had a dream, a vision. Next, I had to refine the dream into a specific goal. I had to do some analysis to find a goal that would produce an acceptable vision. So, I chose the weight that would meet the vision, and then I put a time frame on it. In my case, that was easy because I was going on my first-ever cruise in nine months...now I had a date and motivation! Dreams and goals are important, but you won't achieve them without a plan. You need a plan that you believe you can follow, one that you are confident will produce the desired results, and one that you can use to measure your progress. Also, you need to be able to adjust your plan if it doesn't produce as you want it to.

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I was fortunate that I had dieted before and had a pretty good idea of what worked for me. So, I put a plan in place that reduced my daily calorie intake to a set amount and continued the exercise routine I had already developed. I created a goal chart to track my progress on a monthly basis. And, I set an end date for achieving the goal. I'd never started a diet this way before. I'd had the dream before, and I'd had goals before. I had just never laid them out in a reasonable, long-term, measurable manner before. This time I decided to follow things I'd learned about goal setting, and I was going to succeed. So I started my diet, followed my plan, and tracked my progress. As time went on, I could look at my progress and decide whether the plan was working and whether I was really executing the plan. How did it work? Well, I lost over half of what my goal was. What happened? Remember that thing about visualizing what you want? As it turns out my vision of myself wearing some clothes that I already owned became reality before the final goal. I reached that point and lost another five pounds but fell off my plan at that point. I still need to get the vision of myself at the final goal weight, and it needs to be a vision of something I really want, something that will provide the motivation to take me the rest of the way. Summary What can we learn from this real-life example? 1. The dream must be something you can visualize so you really see yourself fulfilling it. 2. The goal is established by defining the dream with numbers that are measurable. 3. The plan has to be something you believe will work and that you can track yourself on. 4. Progress must be checked along the way. Did I fail? No. I haven't reached the final goal yet, but I now weigh 25 pounds less than when I started, and I've maintained that for almost nine months! That's not failure, that's progress toward my goal. Want to learn more? Visit http://www.launchyourgoals.com/cbprods/c7stepsb.htm to learn how to stop missing your goals and start living your dreams. Stop by Launch Your Goals Blog at http://www.launchyourgoals.com/blog to sign up for a free special report and to learn more about setting and achieving your goals. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Dale_Stuemke

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7 Tips For Effective Goal Setting For the New Year
By Anthony Onabanjo It is common practice to start the New Year with a set of 'New Year Resolutions'. But did you know that less than 10% of people achieve their New Year resolutions? Did you achieve last year's resolutions? One of the reasons why New Year resolutions are not achieved is because they are treated like a wish list. It is therefore not surprising that such resolutions are forgotten by the end of January! Research conducted at Harvard into graduates 20 years after they had graduated showed that 5% were earning more money than the other 95% combined. The only differentiator was that the 5% had written down their goals. The process of goal writing puts one in the right frame of mind to achieve them. Abraham Lincoln said "A goal properly set is halfway reached". The following 7 tips will help you set effective goals for the New Year. On completion, you will already be halfway to achieving them. 1) Written A goal that is not written is just a dream. Writing the goals helps in the transformation from dream to reality. It focuses the mind. The writing process helps to articulate your thoughts. Goals need to be SMART acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time based. 2) Specific What is your goal? What do you want to achieve? Your goal should clearly describe what you want to achieve. It should be written using present tense and positive language. This puts the subconscious mind in the right frame to process and achieve the goal. State what you want - not what you don't want. So avoid 'I don't want...'. Another common mistake is to write goals in future tense. So avoid 'I want or I would like...' Write your goal as if you have already achieved it. Use 'I have', 'I am' etc. Here are some examples of specific and non specific goals. Non specific goal: I don't want to be overweight or I want to lose weight Specific goal: I am 60kg

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Non specific goal: I would like to start a business Specific goal: I run my own cake making business 3) Measurable How will you know when you have achieved your goal? What action or event will show that the goal has been achieved? The measure does not necessarily have to be quantifiable, but it should be quite clear that the goal has been achieved. Below are some examples of measures. Goal: I am 60 kg Measure: Weight on scale Goal: I run my own cake making business Measure: Sale of x number of cakes produced by your business within a defined period 4) Attainable How do you plan to attain your goal? What steps will you take? This is a very important part of the goal setting process. Generally, not enough time is taken to prepare a detailed plan of how the goal will be achieved. Write a list of the different activities or events that need to take place for you to achieve your goal. Break the goal into smaller achievable sub-goals. Using one of the examples above, how do you plan to achieve 60 kg? What life style changes are you planning? If exercise - what exactly, jogging, swimming, joining a gym? What is your exercise schedule? If dietary, what is your dietary programme? What other ways are you planning to reach your goal? 5) Realistic How realistic is the goal you have set yourself? Is the action plan realistic? Using the same example - do you have the time to complete your exercise routine in the frequency you have indicated? Do you have the required resources (motivation, external support) to achieve the goal? If the goal is too big for you to achieve within the timeframe then this could be overwhelming. This in itself could be de-motivating leading to poor progress.

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6) Time based In what time frame are you expecting to reach your overall goal? How will you know if you are on track? A completion date sets your unconscious mind into motion to begin working towards the goal. The timeframe should be specific. Non specific timeframe: I will be 60kg in 6 months Specific timeframe: Today is 1 January 20XX and I am 60 kg In order to track progress intermediary targets (sub-goals) need to be set and monitored. In the example above, you could set monthly weight targets. The cumulative weight loss each month should lead to the final weight of 60kg by 1 January. 7) Proactive What kinds of challenges do you anticipate encountering and how will you overcome them? By proactively planning for potential show-stoppers from the onset, you can plan appropriate mitigation strategies in advance. Pay particular attention to any personal traits that may hinder progress such as fear, lack of confidence or procrastination. "Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination." -- Fitzhugh Dodson. Less than 10% achieve their New Year goals. Are you going to be amongst this group this New Year? (c) Copyright - Anthony Onabanjo. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Anthony Onabanjo is the director of Peak Coaching. He is an experienced performance coach and trainer with a corporate IT management background. His areas of expertise include individual, team and project performance. Anthony's extensive experience is complemented with a Project Management MBA and Performance Coaching Diploma qualifications. He is a full member of the Association for Coaching (UK). Queries or comments on this article can be directed to: anthony@peakcoaching.co.uk

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Why Do New Year's Resolutions Not Work?
By Carol Redmond Happy New Year! So starts another new year for us all. So starts a new opportunity to improve ourselves, reinvent our lives and reach new heights of success in what we achieve over the coming months. Great. So why are we not whooping it up all over the place and entering into our new goalsetting with gusto? It's cold, and we are in the depths of winter, that's why. As Northern Hemisphere mammals in January, we are more inclined to curl up and hibernate under our duvets than run around doing things. The short answer to why most, if not all, our well-intentioned New Year's resolutions fail miserably is that we are setting ourselves up for this failure by trying to achieve them at the worst time of the year...Winter. The saying, 'shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted' comes to mind.... The Chinese have it right. They celebrate their New Year as a Spring Festival, which occurs sometime around the end of January or early February depending on the timing of the Winter Solstice and the first lunar month. This makes much more sense! When do we all feel we come alive again? January 1? are you having a laugh?! We all naturally feel better in ourselves when the spring sun starts to shine and the buds on the trees and shrubs are starting to burst with life, when the spring bulbs start to push up from the earth they were planted in back in the autumn. Snowdrops are the first sign that the earth is indeed coming to life again after the long cold winter, so why do we as humans think we have a head start on Mother Nature? Once the Christmas trees have been sent off for recycling, we are bombarded by the media with talk- radio, television daytime shows and magazines with hints, tips and encouragement to shed those Christmas-eating-excess kilos. We are invited to take up that spin class we were thinking about to re-sculpt our bigger-than-last-year-body. We are quilted into setting goals to make us more successful, higher achievers than we were.

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All admirable ideas, but do you think you have a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting out there and doing this? Probably not. Are you not sick of the condescending attitudes of these people telling you what to do when all you feel like doing is sleeping? You can just about get through your normal life, never mind trying to change it! Probably. It's not their fault. The people on these shows are just making programmers for us listeners and viewers to tune into which is great, and they do encourage us. Take quitting smoking, which is one of the most common New Year's resolutions that people make, and also probably one of the least successful, who's fault is it that we are unsuccessful in quitting? its OUR OWN FAULT. This seems like a very negative to say in a positive article but it illustrates the point that everything we do to self-improve, everything we try to change for the better has to be supported by one thing. YOU HAVE TO WANT TO DO IT. This is why we self-sabotage, why we talk ourselves out of doing well and being successful because the plain truth is that in the early days of the New Year we want to do anything but make changes, we want to give into our mammalian instincts, we want to be what all humans are, natural procrastinators. So what about motivation? Well, I read somewhere that motivation comes AFTER action, not before. You have to have your IDEA of what you want to do, make a plan, start doing it and then you will be motivated to continue with the plan which leads to the outcome of the actual achievement of the idea once action has been taken...otherwise it just remains an idea. When you are cold, tired and hungry you are not in the best place to motivate yourself into action, so being tucked up in bed might be the only thing you can do, but this is a good place to have ideas! So taking this evidence and applying some reverse psychology, why not wait awhile, why not put the resolutions off for a few weeks. Build yourself up physically and rest while continuing with your life as it is now. You are not wasting your time as your mind can be active in thinking your ideas, dreaming your dreams and assessing your aspirations while reflecting on your past year and congratulating yourself on your past achievements. Allow yourself this hiatus, don't feel guilty. You are still that bulb planted in autumn, you need time to grow before blossoming.... Then when the spring arrives, when the house is beginning to look like it could do with a good clean now that the sun is picking out the dirt on your windows, when the days are stretching, then is a good time to sit down with yourself and work our what you want to do, because at this stage in the year which is only a few weeks after the actual calendar

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date of January 1, you will be in a much better mood, you will WANT to succeed in what you set yourself to do and you will have much more than a snowball's chance in hell of achieving it all! Springtime will give you the energy necessary to help you make your changes, you will be swimming with the current helping you, not trying to swim against the tide. Life throws us enough obstacles without making more for ourselves. Make it easier on yourself! Only then will you feel able to let the horse out of its stable, only then will you have a strong hold on it, while you close that door on the old year with the confidence and enthusiasm of an explorer setting out on a voyage of discovery! Go get those resolutions and show them who's boss! Happy New Spring! I am a Life & Business Coach and have gained knowledge of this subject through my training. I can be found on an exciting new website, http://www.Shop4Training.com

What You Think & Speak Can Save Your Life, Or End It Goal Setting 101 For 2009 & For Life
By Darin Steen I am so excited for today & for 2009. I know that it is going to be our best year ever. And I have some awesome ideas on how to keep myself and anyone & everyone reading this "Reach Your True Potential" newsletter on target. If you are not happy with your station in life thus far; find someone who you want to be like; and follow them and learn. You see; the stress we are carrying around seems at an all-time high. Every day there is a rich billionaire land mogul who walks out in a field and blows his head off. A good question to revisit whenever you are being overwhelmed; Am I having a Breakdown or Break Through? Stick with me this year and you will have more BREAKTHROUGHS than Breakdowns. IS THERE REALLY TONS OF OPPORTUNITY AROUND US ON JAN. 1, 2009? It looks like we are going towards another "Great Depression". Well I do not know if you know it or not but while some guys were killing themselves because the thought they lost everything; but there were many millionaires that were made at the end of the great depression. You see; there were those who saw opportunity where others saw lack. It seems to be a sublt difference, but it reaps huge returns when you can habitually see the glass as 1/2 full versus 1/2 empty. Back to Content

One guy I follow; Tim Ferris (author of The Four Hour, Work Week) had one of the guys he has followed (mentor) for 10 years e-mail him today; While many are wringing their hands, I recall the 1970s when we were suffering from an oil shock causing long lines at gas stations, rationing, and 55 MPH speed limits on Federal highways, a recession, very little venture capital ($50 million per year into VC firms), and, what President Jimmy Carter (wearing a sweater while addressing the Nation on TV because he had turned down the heat in the White House) called a "malaise". It was during those times that two kids without any real college education, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, started companies that did pretty well. Opportunities abound in bad times as well as good times. In fact, the opportunities are often greater when the conventional wisdom is that everything is going into the toilet. Well...we're nearing the end of another great year, and, despite what we read about the outlook for 2009, we can look forward to a New Year filled with opportunities as well as stimulating challenges. SO, IT IS UP TO YOU; WHAT DO YOU SEE? DO YOU SEE A CUP THAT IS 1/2 FULL? OR IS YOURS 1/2 EMPTY? IT IS UP TO YOU? I am in shock. I just found out that someone that I respected, looked up to, worked next to every day for 8 years; and really liked committed suicide. He was an acquaintace / friend. Here is what I am taking out of it. Every day that we wake up; we have a decision to make. Are we going to have a good attitude, a luke warm attitude, or a positive / great / excited attitude. ARE WE GONNA SEE THE GLASS AS 1/2 FULL, OR HALF EMPTY? You see; our attitude is the only thing in this world that we have direct control over. Every thing else comes at us; FAST AND FURIOUS. We must be aware of where our attitude is; and make adjustments when necessary. We need to build a support team around us. - Stand Guard over your mind, be careful who you hang around, what you read, what you listen to, what you watch - Because the above will influence your thoughts; Garbage in, garbage out - Your thoughts will become words - Your words become actions - Your actions become habits - Your habits become character - Your character becomes your destiny Do not fall into the trap of listening to the news, to your neighbors, to co-workers at the copy machine or the water cooler. Cause the message out in the world is doom and gloom. It hard times; it is lack, it is fear. Trust me, you will bring into your life that what you focus on.

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I understand that we need to see it as it is. And you might say, "Yeah, Darin, it's easy for you to have a positive attitude cause you are fit, positive, happily married, and have three successful business's that are exploding in growth". "But I got layed off, money is tight, and I am not sleeping at night, I don't have the energy to work out, I am drinking/eating to dull the pain; and I am depressed." Trust me, I can totally relate. And there is an epidemic out there right now of millions of people that are in the same shoes. I know that it may be hard to believe, but I have been there in the past. Many of my clients and or their spouses are entrepreneurs. I hear their story every day. I believe that with the fast paced ness of today's information age, the keep up with the Jones' mentality, and lack of physical movement, and the "doom and gloom" mindset that the media is shoving down our throat that this is the most challenging time in the history of the world to be healthy, fit, energetic and happy. I absolutely know that 2009 is going to be the best year of my and my families lives. And I'll bet that it will be the best years of my one on one clients lives. And if you stick with me, stay open minded, and build a support team up around you, it will be the best year of your life as well. Things that help me and my clients have a positive mindset (and they will help you as well); 1. Do not answer e-mails until after noon, do not go on the internet to check out the news about your industry, or any news. Do something for yourself. Exercise, deep breath, pray, meditate (think of nothing) I have many techniques in my book that work great. 2. Te-evo your evening programs on tv (or watch less tv) and watch them some other time and go to bed a 1/2 hour earlier than normal. 3. Listen to motivational speakers; Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Tom Venuto, Joel O'Steen, etc. Load your i-pod up, use your lap top and force this stuff in your ear. 4. Hire a coach, a trainer, etc. Be careful about friends or family. I am not saying a friend will not work, I am simply saying that do not get someone who will let you cry on their shoulder. You need someone that is going to be brutally honest with you. 5. Stand up tall with great posture and say "I am going to have a great day today; I am going to have a great attitude today". There is power in the spoken word. Faith it until you make it. There where plenty of things that materialized in my life that I did not really believe deep down in my core. But I faithed them out loud. Sometimes for years until they materialized. Do not give up on your dreams. You can still have it all; A fulfilled, energetic, happy fit life.

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I do not care what age you are (I am 43), what condition you are, where your finances are; etc. Everyone knows that we are supposed to have a great attitude. But why don't we. If you could go to the Vitamin Store and purchase a "Have A Great Attitude" pill, we would. But of course, it's never that easy. The best way to have a great attitude is to have a positive expectation of your outcome. Do you think your best days are in front of you, or are your best days behind you. I am here to tell you that which ever one is your predominant thought is your reality. Cause if you know that your best days are behind you; YOU ARE TOAST! But if you can have a little faith and start to train yourself to think, speak, and act like your best days are in front of you; then it will be much easier to wake up every day with a killer, positive attitude. In fact, you will begin to wake up excited with tons of real energy. I do not care how old you are and feel now. Anyone and everyone has the power to change; on a dime; in a heart beat. But sometimes it helps when you feel and acknowledge the pain. You see; I absolutely know that everything that you and I need to be totally fulfilled in every area of our life; Fitness, / Health, Money / Finances, & Relationships (God, Self, Family, Peers, and even Strangers) is right around us. If we are not living our dream life; It's not for a lack of re-sources, It's for a lack of resource fullness. So the tools that I have in store for you in 09 are powerful. Each and every one of us has the ability to open up your eyes, to see and use what is readily available to you. "Just because we do not see something at any one point in time; does not mean that it is not there." So, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE NEWS, THE NEIGHBORS, THE STOCK MARKET, THE POLITICIANS; OR ANY ONE FOR THAT MATTER WHO IS NOT LIVING A DREAM LIFE. So, now the choice is up to you; are you going to have a great 2009, or are you going to keep doin what you've been doin. Just remember, pain is not really bad. It is telling us something. Look at the pain for what it is; a signal. It's a great thing to get a warning. So now you can do something about it. It is not nearly as difficult as you may think. I love you and believe in you all, Your Healthy, LifeStyle Coach, Darin Steen (aka "The Chicago Kid") Darin Steen, the "Trainers Trainer" is America's Top Fat loss, Healthy Lifestyle Coach. A best selling Author, drug-free for life professional Bodybuilder, Personal trainer,

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Motivational Speaker, and family man, he is an expert on fat loss, fitness, gaining muscle, and aging gracefully. His goal in life is to help 2 million people realize a higher quality life through making healthier FATLOSS LIFESTYLE choices by leading by example. Learn cutting edge fat loss / fitness strategies & get your free "Fat loss 12 Week Ecourse" OPERATION BURN FAT FAST at http://www.fatlosslifestyle.com To learn how & why you should perform "Interval Cardiovascular" exercise to not only lose fat faster, but to build a strong heart & lunges go to http://www.IntervalCardio.com Media Requests: Darin Steen is a dynamic, high energy television and radio guest available for interviews and corporate speaking engagements. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Darin_Steen

Questions to Ask When Goal Setting
By Shirley Lee Goal setting is a worthwhile business process if done correctly. To develop the best goals, leaders need to work with their teams to agree upon goals that are achievable and challenging. Asking questions during the goal setting process can result in better goals. Consider the following questions during the goal setting process. At the start of goal setting, ask:
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What needs to done right now? What is the most important thing to do now? What is the objective or challenge that needs to be reached? What accomplishment needs to be met ultimately? What will positively impact business, career, job, task, and so forth? What results need to be visible at the end of this goal period? Why are these results important and what are the benefits? Why does this need to be done and will it get done? Why is this important right now or in the next few months? Why invest time and energy into this goal? Why doe the situation require this particular goal at this time? Why would this goal relate to purpose, vision, or organizational values?

To establish and plan goals, ask:
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Where will the goal and accomplishment of goal take place? Where does the company, department, or team need to be in the near future?

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When should this future be realized and what are the requirements and deadlines? When will the goal be realized and how will progress be measured? What actions need to be taken and detailed tasks done to achieve a successful goal? What is the plan for how often goals should be reviewed against measurement criteria? Who needs to be involved in this goal process in order to accomplish it successfully? Who possesses the skills and talent necessary to meet the goal or do we need to train?

If the preceding questions are used in the goal setting process, better results will be achieved. Always consider asking multiple questions to make goal setting and other teamwork processes more worthwhile for the business. When a good goal-setting process is used and agreed upon by leaders and their team members, it will result in goals that are both achievable and challenging. Shirley Fine Lee, author of "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach", has worked as a training and development specialist since 1986, and an independent consultant since 2000. She has extensive experience, helping organizations with their team building, training development, meeting facilitation, presentation delivery, and other communication needs. This work involves developing productivity tools, presenting workshops, and writing. For instance, she has authored numerous training manuals and guides, on a wide variety of topics. Her programs include time management, getting organized, problem solving, and team building. Sign up for Shirley's free productivity newsletter on her website or visit her leadership blog. Find out more about her and options she provides on her website at http://www.shirleyfinelee.com. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Shirley_Lee

Goals, Failure and Personal Development
By Michael McGrath Anyone who knows me will tell you that I continually tell people to set goals. I have personally seen the power of goal-setting in my own life and the lives of others. However, for many people this is not the case. There are individuals out there that are hindered by their goals and, in fact, are pushing success further away from themselves because of them. Why? Let me explain. Although goal-setting has been proven to help launch you towards the success you desire many people fail to reach their goals and therefore they become a block to their future success. This is because we tend to set up beliefs based on prior experience. Reaching

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goals sets up a mental belief that you can reach goals. If you have reached some goals previously then you will have strong, positive beliefs about your ability to do it again. If, on the other hand, you have tried and failed numerous times to reach goals you probably have a very negative view about goal-setting. This view, or belief, will seriously damage any future attempt to reach your desires. For this reason I believe most of your major goals should be of a personal development nature. By striving to better yourself and your understanding of how your mind works you will eliminate many of the causes for goal-failure! The most common reason for failing to reach your goals lies in over-confidence. Setting objectives that are too high or too far from where you are now, without having a proper, reasonable and realistic plan to reach them is like trying to fish in the Sahara. Goals need to be reasonable. There is nothing you cannot accomplish but in order to get to a place, within yourself, where you are capable of achieving big goals you must set some foundations! You set the necessary solid foundations for achieving your goals by becoming a person capable of achieving them! This means developing the skills and knowledge you need to attain your desire. An example of this would be setting a goal to be CEO of a company in 2 years when you don't even work for them! Setting a goal to become a millionaire in 2 years when you currently have no job is equally as unrealistic! You should start with stepping-stone goals. They should be easy enough to achieve but should require some work on your part. At the same time you should set personal development goals that help you improve as a person. For example, you should set a personal development goal to find and eliminate all the negative beliefs you hold about achieving your objectives. Harbouring negative beliefs, thoughts and emotions that impinge upon your goals is always a major reason for failing to achieve your objectives. Goal-setting and personal development should always go hand-in-hand! By developing a strong character and belief in yourself, your abilities and your deservedness to reach your goals is a strong defense against doubt, fear, the desire to give-up and failure! A great personal development way to reach your goals is visualization. Most people fail to understand the awesome power and effectiveness of this very easy to use technique. However, YOU should not overlook its effectiveness. In your mind's eye imagine what it will be like when you have already achieved your goal. Muster up all the positive feelings that you will experience when this mental movie is reality. Step into that image in your head and feel it as though it were reality now. Through simple visualization tactics you can ensure you stay motivated in your goal-achieving activities. You will have seen, felt

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and experienced the very thing you are working towards and you will also increase you belief in the possibility of attaining it! Use goals in this way and you will be assured of success while at the same time bettering yourself in every area through personal development. If you wish to know more about personal development and how it can dramatically change your life visit Self Improvement. You can also read free reviews of personal development products, from self improvement courses to hypnosis, visit Personal Development. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Michael_McGrath

Is This the Secret to Success?
By David Dutch I want to discuss a key that is vital in your quest to achieve you life goals. Ask any successful person what was it that enabled them to reach goals that to the ordinary person appeared beyond comprehension, they will tell you they took action. If you do not take action on a goal or a dream it will eventually die. Being decisive and taking action fortunately is a skill that can be learned. Successful people do the opposite to unsuccessful people in as much as they make decisions quickly and change them slowly, if at all, unsuccessful people make decisions slowly and change them quickly. Unsuccessful people want everything in place BEFORE embarking on a goal achieving journey; they continually ask 'What If Something Happens?' Successful people ask 'What if it doesn't happen?' Top achievers do not wait until every 'I' is dotted and every 't' is crossed before they decide to take a course of action. Once they feel they have enough information to make a decision that is just what they do, they then use the time on their journey to modify plans, take different directions, even stop and re-consider. But they took the initial action to get going, un-achievers procrastinate and are subject to inertia. It was Dr Martin Luther King who said, 'Take the first step; You do not need to see the whole staircase before you, just take the first step in faith.' You see there is no shame in failure. To successful people failure is only finding out that what they were doing needed modifying, they learn from the experience. I have experienced both situations, although I have always been known as a person who makes decisions quickly, embarking on some activities that were doomed to a lack of

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success. But each time I did not succeed another lesson was learned what I was doing was not the correct way to reach the goal I wanted. Time for analysis and modification so what at least I was going toward my goal not sitting hoping something would happen. There were times in the past however when I used to blame anything around me, people, events situations for my lack of success, I always had an excuse. You know what is the wonderful thing about our minds? We cannot tell ourselves lies. Think about it, when you are looking to blame someone else for you lack of success isn't that an outside thing, don't you just know deep inside yourself that the responsibility really lies at you own door. Remember when you point a finger there are always three fingers pointing back. There are three types of people in the world as far as I am concerned. Those that make things happen; Those that sit back and watch what is happening and finally those that say 'Uh! What happened?' To which group do you belong? Fortunately for me I learned to take responsibility for my own actions, and everything that is in my life NOW is a direct result of ME bringing it into my life, no one else - ME! There again it is amazing how little effort you need to exert to start off making things happen in your life. As you start toward your goal you attract more and more energy that drives you toward success. Getting into action helps you maintain action; it's the simple law of physics, once a body is moving it is easier and easier to keep it moving. I can only use the analogy of driving a car, at first as you press the accelerator you move slowly but the law of physics takes over and the car moves easier and easier with less pressure on the accelerator (Gas pedal for our American colleagues). Look at your goals you have written down. Just take one of them and decide to take action on it NOW! Ignore the fact that you haven't planned out the finest detail, ignore the number of times your negative self tells you it cannot happen Just DO IT! Choose a reward you will give yourself when the goal is achieved; no matter if it is just a goal to clear the garden of weeds, take action and you will quickly learn that the only way to achieve a goal is to take action in the first place. Do not hesitate as Martin Luther King Jnr said "Take the first step in faith." Are YOU tired of watching other people succeed when you find it difficult? - After 20 years of helping people succeed David Dutch has written a guide that guarantees you can saviour success within 30 days. Your First Step To Financial Freedom His Free report filled with hints; tips, ideas and secrets to successful goal achievement is on on the same link. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=David_Dutch

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Goal Setting - 4 Simple Steps to Set Your 2009 Intentions
By Christine M. Kloser At the beginning of the year, you may find yourself stuck between celebrating the success of last year, planning for the New Year and perhaps overwhelmed by everything you have on your full plate. You're not alone. Most conscious entrepreneurs go through this type of celebration, anticipation and yes, sometimes even overwhelm. That being said, the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take some time to get laser-focused on what you want to experience and manifest this year. For the past 6 years, my husband and I have always spent New Year's Day clarifying and writing our intentions for the New Year. This ritual is a highlight of the year and one that continues to catapult growth on all levels, and help me fully prepare for the year... mentally, emotionally, practically and spiritually. You've probably heard that the most powerful thing you can do to manifest your goals is to write them down! There is something about putting your goals in writing that begins to align the Universe to help you realize them (or something better). The following four step process is one of my personal New Year strategies. I hope you'll print this out and get started with your intentions today! Step 1: Complete The first step to setting clear intentions for the New Year is to feel complete with the events and experiences of the last year. To do this, simply reflect on the past year... beginning back in January. In your mind, run through the year noting the accomplishments, challenges, successes, growth, opportunities and gifts that you experienced. Once you've taken time to reflect on the past year, allow yourself to release anything that you may be hanging on to. Take several deep relaxing breaths as you envision completing the year and become fully present to this moment and all the potential that lies ahead for this year. Step 2: Celebrate Next, take out a pen and paper and write a list of everything you have to celebrate from the past year. Focus on all areas of your life, including spiritual (connection to God, meditation, spiritual practice, spiritual community, trust in Divine plan, etc.), personal (health, relationships, fulfillment, family, friends, community, love, etc.), financial (overall financial health, income, debt reduction, investments, money management, etc.), business (new strategies, marketing programs, joint ventures, products and services, client successes, gross income, profitability, support, etc.). Take time to complete your list thoroughly and review it to fully embrace your success and evolution this past year. Step 3: Focus

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Once you finish completing and celebrating, now become focused on all that you want to manifest this year. Simply create the picture of this coming year in your mind's eye, getting a clear vision of what you intend to manifest and experience (don't write anything down, yet... just envision it in your mind and feel it in your heart). Again, as you did in Step 2 "Celebrate", be sure to include the areas of spiritual, personal, financial and business. Step 4: Commit The last step is to commit your intentions for the year by putting them in writing. This is the most powerful step of the journey; it's the beginning of taking the vision in your mind and bringing it into reality. There are two different methods I recommend for writing down your intentions for the year, choose the one that feels like the right fit for you: 1) write a description of your year from the standpoint of January 1, 2010 including all the details of what has transpired during this year... be grateful in advance! 2) Write a bullet point-list of your intentions for the year in each of these 4 areas (spiritual, personal, financial and business). You can write your list on index cards putting one area of your life on a different card. Once you complete this four step process, there is one last BONUS step to include with all of your writings. And, that is to write "this or something better" at the bottom of the paper. Because, as expansive as your intentions and vision for this year are, God/The Universe sees so much more for you. There are gifts waiting for you that you cannot begin to imagine. So, enjoy being clear and energized about this incredible year knowing that you also leave space for miracles to occur. Copyright (c) 2009 Christine Kloser Christine Kloser, author of The Freedom Formula, helps small businesses put soul in their business and money in the bank. If you want to enjoy a purpose-driven business and a soulful life, send for my free Conscious Business Success Kit, which includes my report, How to Avoid the 3 Massive Mistakes Made by Conscious Entrepreneurs and audio, 7 Strategies Entrepreneurial Authors Need to Know Before Writing a Word, at LoveYourLife.com. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Christine_M._Kloser

Career Goals - Ways to Set Goals For a Career Change
By Paul Sarwanawadya Even though we would all love to find that perfect career right out of school, the odds of that happening are slim to none. Since that is the case you should never beat yourself

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over wanting to make a change in careers at this point in your life. You will never be truly successful until you are doing something that makes you happy. Whether you have been looking for a new career for the past year or you have just begun to think about a change, it is important to make sure that you are taking some very simple steps which will help you get closer to your ultimate career goals. You will want to make a workable career plan for yourself that would eventually bring yourself to the career that you want. Changing your career may not be as easy as just waking up one morning and turning in your resignation. There must be a lot of planning in terms of finances, especially if you have a family to take care of or large bills such as a mortgage to pay. Even with the best case scenario where you find a job right away, you could be looking at a delay in your first pay and it may take a while to get everything adjusted. This means that your first objective should be to save some money in order to make sure your career transition goes smoothly when it does happen. While working on that you need to set more goals such as getting your resume polished up and buying yourself a few new outfits for those interviews you will be going on. Setting a certain number of resumes that you are going to send out on a daily or weekly basis is also important. While some of these things may seem a little obvious, it is essential that you have smaller goals that eventually lead to your obtaining the desired result from your main target which is to find another career path. If you just stuck with that one large goal you could easily find yourself frustrated and scared. Feelings of frustration and fear means that you are not going to be making the most of your time in order to get to the end result you want. Setting smaller and more attainable goals as you move along is the best way to build confidence within yourself. The more confidence you gain along the way the better prepared you will be to face the interview process. If you just have the one large objective and take a long time to get to it you may feel as though you are failing. So you have to realize what your new career goal is and then take all of the little steps needed to get there. One step at a time and you will finally get your dream career. And then when you can finally take a look back you will be able to see what all of the work was and how much it paid off for you. Read on to get more tips about setting career goals, plus you can also learn about ways to make a midlife career change. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Paul_Sarwanawadya

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How to Start the Year! - Goals to Create Success
By Stacey Chadwell It is a time to reflect on what we have accomplished in the past year. Was it what you had planned at the start of it? Did you reach the goals you set for yourself last January 1st. If so, Congratulations! What caused you to be successful? Ready to make new resolutions to overcome this year? If you did not reach your goals, why not? What sidetracked you? Was it one of the big four of Fear, Focus, Life, or Lack of a Plan? What do you need to do differently in 2009 to make this the Best Year Ever for you? What changes would you like to see for yourself this year? Like many things, deciding what you want and putting it into action can be uncomfortable. Think of this as a present that you are giving yourself. What would you like to give yourself this year? What do you deserve? Do you want something better or do you want more of the same? All it takes is a little planning, action, and sustaining it until it becomes your habit. If you want change, but need help with support or working toward your goals, then you have several options. Find a friend who will support your endeavors. Someone who will be honest with you when you are not doing what it takes to get you where you want to go. Someone you value and will listen to. If you feel like you would respect the voice of someone who knows, understands, and helps others reach their goals, then hire a coach to help you attain yours. People use coaches to become the best in sports, careers, and just about every aspect of their lives. Why not you? Most people need support to change their lives. Think of the last time you added something new to your schedule. You probably needed some form of support to remember it. Whether you used a calendar, notepad, or other form of reminder, you used it until you were confident that you would do what you needed to do on automatic pilot. We all start out something new consciously incompetent move to consciously competent, to unconsciously competent. It is only when we are unconsciously competent that we are on automatic pilot again. However you decide to go after your goals, I wish you much success in this New Year! May the rewards of your endeavors be ten fold what you expect. And now I would like to invite you to join Stacey Chadwell International to learn Tips and ideas about creating success in your life. Also follow me on Twitter, just click Here

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What Does Neuroscience Have to Teach Us About Attaining Our Goals?
By Lisa Erickson At this time of year, when so many of us are setting new goals for ourselves, it is worth taking a look at what the latest scientific knowledge has to teach us about the process of personal change. One of the most interesting areas of research in recent years involves neuroplasticity - the ability of the brain to restructure itself in response to stimuli and even thoughts. Neuroplasticity in its most obvious form is easily seen in the brains of individuals with unusual physical abilities or apparent disabilities. For example, the area of the brain associated with the processing of fast visual stimuli is exceptionally welldeveloped in professional baseball players, who must track pitches at 90 miles an hour or more. The area of the brain associated with processing physical sensation through touch is much more developed in blind individuals, due to their reading of braille. For the rest of us, knowledge of neuroplasticity offers powerful information about how we can change, or rather how we can set goals for ourselves to change certain habits or behaviors. Here are some recommendations for making your goals stick, based on this research: 1) Prioritize and pick one (yes, one) thing about yourself or your life that you would really like to change. Make a commitment to focus exclusively on this goal for 6-8 weeks. This is the amount of time research indicates it takes for most of us to develop a new habit. In other words, this is the amount of time required to begin to create changes in our brain - the kind of change that will enable permanent transformation. You can move on to other items on your list later in the year. 2) Now, think about what underlying mental or emotional patterns contribute to your current state related to this resolution. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, what emotional or mental triggers cause you to overeat or skip exercising? If you are trying to be less impatient with your children, contemplate what specific situations and factors cause you to lose it? The idea here is to pinpoint the existing thoughts (and by extension neural patterns) that currently reinforce the behavior you are trying to change. 3) Next, develop specific affirmations or practices that counteract these triggers, and make sure they are in positive, rather than negative, language. For example, if you realize that you tend to overeat whenever you feel criticized at work, focus on statements related to building your self-esteem, such as 'I am competent and confidant in what I do.' If you always lose your patience when your children create a mess, say 'I am flexible and calm in the face of chaos.' While this might seem hokey, the insight of the latest neuroplasticity research is that we can create new neural patterns in our brains through the thoughts we Back to Content

think. So focus on creating and enforcing thoughts that support your resolution - over and over (it is all about practice.) 4) Next, focus on strategy and routine. Develop a very specific step-by-step plan for how you will accomplish or 'practice' your goal. If you want to lose weight, what diet are you planning to follow? What will your exact menu be for each of the six weeks? When, where, and with whom will you eat? When will you purchase the foods you need? If you are trying to develop your patience in the face of chaos, create test situations for yourself each day - for example, buy your kids a ton of art supplies and sit down with them to make an art project (guaranteed to create a mess), and practice (again that word) a different response. 5) Think in the long-term. Remember that you are trying to change your brain, and that takes time (at least 6 weeks.) You will undoubtedly fail along the way, as your existing thought patterns surface. No matter, just plug along with your plan on all fronts. Just like practicing batting in baseball (or any other kind of traditional practice) the number of times you fail is not that relevant, it is the number of times you succeed that begins to create new neural patterns. So focus on maximizing your successes, and don't get caught up in counting your mistakes.

What's More Powerful Than a Goal?
By Bryan Appleton Setting goals can be a powerful thing. The more goals that you can set and achieve in your life, the more you can feel like your life is a success story. There is a lot to be said about a person who can consciously create a goal and then get out and get started on achieving that very goal. So, what is more powerful than setting goals? THE ACTIONS YOU TAKE AFTER THE GOAL IS SET! Once you have set a goal, you must get out there and begin to do whatever that you have to in order to achieve that goal. Goals that go without being realized are just dreams and wishes. When you begin to take action to bring that goal into your reality, that is where the real power is. Making yourself get out of your comfort zone so that you can make your dreams come true is a true mark of a successful person. People we tend to consider to be successful fail at achieving some of their goals from time to time. But, the fact that they continually get out of this comfort zone and keep trying is what brings them closer to what they really want. You do not have to spend your entire life waiting for things to change or wishing for certain things to happen. You can take action, and get out there and make them happen. Back to Content

This is where the true power is and this is what will determine if your life will ultimately be a success story or not. Learn how to attract love, money, or happiness or all three in YOUR LIFE NOW! Go to http://www.successfulfather.com and SIGN up for the FREE newsletter and BOOKMARK the site and return as often as you can! You can attract the life that you truly desire! All you have to do is learn HOW! Bryan Appleton is an investor/entrepreneuer who has dedicated himself to teaching others how to achieve their dream life. He is also a proud single father with one son. You can publish this article as long as you leave it intact and in full as well as keeping the url link clickable. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bryan_Appleton

The Top Ten New Years Resolutions For 2009 - Trying to Improve
By Richard McDuff Every year it seems to be the same 10 top resolutions. Why? Because they are just so hard to keep! The only two resolutions listed below that I was able to keep were the quit smoking and get more exercise. I hope that you have better luck than I did. My list includes many of the items listed below, but this article is not about Richard's New Years Resolutions, but the top 10 Resolutions. Here is the list: 1. Get Out of Debt This is going to be a hard one to keep, with the economy going the way it is going. People are using their credit cards for basic purchases, like gas, food, etc. With the fear of losing their jobs or even their homes. This will be the number one fear of many Americans. 2. Stop smoking This one should be fairly easy to keep. With governments taxing customers, and the legislation that makes smokers feel so uncomfortable, it should be the one anybody can keep. 3. Get Fit This is an excellent habit to get into. Once you start it, you will want to continue until you can not. Back to Content

4. Lose Weight It is amazing how many overweight people there are in America. I was a physically fit person until I moved to the North East. Than I ballooned up to 286 lbs and had high blood pressure. It has been a long battle, but the weight is coming down. 5. Enjoy Life More The key here is to find something you love, and do it until you are an expert. You can than teach other people what to do and hopefully start a business doing what you love. With a good grounding in marketing you can always find customers. 6. Quit Drinking If drinking is a problem for you than you should seek medical advice and attention. Alcholol is an addictive drug, and you will need some serious attention. 7. Get Organized With the help of a PDA (many cell phones now have these), getting organized is so much simpler. In the old days we had to use index cards and brick tablets. These PDAs help with the mundane stuff, in order that you can get on with the serious things in live. . 8.. Learn Something New If you love to learn this is so exciting. Why should the young be the only ones to learn? In the past year or so, I have taken up art. I love it, it is so relaxing. 9. Spend more time with the Family This is where you have to think of quality time, and how you should spend it with your family. What can you and your family do together. Hold a little family council, and see what they like to do together. 10. Help Others This can be an rewarding endeavor. It does necessarily mean doing things for the low income and the needy. It also can mean helping young kids learn a sport, or recreational activity, etc. So, that is the Top Ten New Years Resolutions. Write them down and see how successful you are at keeping them. I hope that you have more success than I do. Richard McDuff has been selling on the internet for 7 years. He has a blog at http://www.marketingonlinebusiness.info and you can find other more about the top ten

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Some Personal Goal Setting Examples For You
By Sean R Mize - Once you have identified your goals and have a concrete plan of action, it is very important that you go about it in a way that is fun and rewarding to you. If the goals are important to you, you will certainly have the passion to make a great start. What is needed is keeping up your motivational levels as day after day goes by and you feel you have made very little progress. Think of various ways in which you can positively reinforce yourself. One way of doing so is to mark some stages in your plan - on reaching those stages, give yourself a treat. This way, you will start training yourself not to stop till you have reached a certain stage where you can reward yourself. - Do all you can to seek inspiration and motivation from other sources. Read about successful people who have achieved great things starting from almost scratch. You can check out videos, or blogs even podcasts, which will let you watch these people actually speak of how they achieved their success. These are bound to be powerful experiences. - Take what you learned and then see how best you can apply it to your life. Have you also always wanted to be an entrepreneur? What did you learn from all the successful men and women entrepreneurs? What worked for them and what did not? What were the best pieces of advice that you think will work for you? It is not enough to have just gained knowledge about how to go about things, it is more important to know how best to apply it. - Make room in your checklist for all those tools and resources that you will need to achieve each one of your goals and sub-goals. If you do not like to work out alone, get yourself an mp3 player with headphones. If you have to quit smoking, join a group or get some patches and gum to get over the initial withdrawal pangs. Get all the tools that you may need so that you find it easier to make progress in your journey. Can you take a knock and still keep standing? - Nothing speaks about a person, as does the way in which he faces adversity. Take a close look at yourself and think of all those times you were hit by some or other problem. What had been your reaction like? Would you have handled things better if you had had some help? What kind of help do you think would have made a difference? Try and identify all those factors that are or could prove detrimental to your taking successful steps towards achieving your goal. More importantly, be better prepared for similar adversities. The better prepared you are for handling problems, the easier it will be for you to deal with them and overcome them.

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- How would you know where exactly you stand in terms of achieving your goals if you do not keep track of your successes and yes, your failures too. Make a schedule and keep recording your progress compared to this schedule. Keep a journal and record what you managed, what you missed, why you missed and what you are going to do about it. Feel free to write any other thoughts that you are having related to that goal, feedback that you have received or just some encouraging words to yourself. - Engage with people who are on a similar course and understand how they are going about achieving their goals. See if they are facing the same problems as you are and what they are doing to overcome them. If you can speak to people you can relate to or are sympathetic to you, you will be able to find tons of advice, support and encouragement. You will also find different perspectives, which make even the biggest of problems seem manageable. Do you want to learn more about how I do it? I have just completed my brand new guide to article writing success, 'Your Article Writing and Promotion Guide' Download it free here: Secrets of Article Writing Do you want to learn how to build a big online subscriber list fast? Click here: Secrets of List Building Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 9034 articles in print and 14 published ebooks. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sean_R_Mize

3 Goal Setting Activities Tips That You Cannot Miss
By Shawn Lim Do you want to be a millionaire? Do you want to have your vacation in Hawaii and still earn a nice income from your business? Do you want to drive your dream car and live in luxury bungalow you always dreamed of? Well, you can achieve all of your dreams if you know how to set empowering goals. Many people underestimate the power of goal setting. They know what they want to achieve in their life, but they did not take the necessary action and steps to make their goals come true. Today, I'm going to share with you the 3 goal setting activities tips that you cannot miss. And if you follow through these tips, I'm sure you are able to achieve your goals... 1. Visualize your goals have come true every night before you sleep. Visualization is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to achieve the things that you want in your life. By doing so, you are telling your subconscious mind about what you really want in

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your life and your conscious mind will find a way to achieve it. Besides that, positive visualization is going to motivate you and drive you into action. 2. Take some action steps that will move you closer toward your goals each and everyday. For example, if your goal is to make $1 million from the stock market, the action steps that you can take are like reading financial report, doing market research, read and learn more about trading and so on. Take a few action steps everyday, don't delay and don't procrastinate. If you do this consistently, achieving your goals will be a sure thing. 3. Apply the reward and punish system into your goal setting activities. When you get something done, reward yourself. For instance, if you need to read a financial report today and you get it done in time; reward yourself by relaxing and watching a movie. On the other hand, if you delay or procrastinate, punish yourself by sleeping late in order to get done of what you suppose to do. These are the 3 goal setting tips that if you follow through, you will be able to achieve your goals, guaranteed. Most people fail to achieve their goals simply because they are not taking enough action, so take the first step to make your goals come true now. Remember, action produces results. If you are serious in achieving what you really want in your life, goal setting is the right tool for you. I'm going to share with you the 3 phases of Goal Setting Activities, you are about to discover the real and guaranteed strategies how to achieve your goals. For more information about Goal Setting Activities, please visit: http://www.GoalSetting-Activities.com Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Shawn_Lim

Successful Goal Setting Strategies That Never Fail
By Shawn Lim

Goal setting is an easy process; all you have to do is to write down what you want to achieve in a piece of paper and paste it somewhere you can see often. Although that this is an easy process, you will be amazed how many people are actually doing this. The lack of commitment to follow through is one of the common reasons people fail to achieve their goals. Another big common reason is that most people never do what they suppose to do after they have set their goal. You should know that it is what you do after you have set your goal that will bring you to your success. If you are not doing anything after you have set your goals, nothing is going to happen.

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Below are the 3 successful goal setting strategies that you must do them right after you have set your goals. If you follow through, you will guarantee to achieve your goals... 1. Affirm your goals every night and visualize about the achievement of your goals. You need to sink the idea into your subconscious mind and at the same time, motivate yourself to achieve it. By doing so, you are constantly motivating yourself into taking more action. Remember, it is the action that you take that will make your goal come true. 2. Take at least 3 actions that will bring you toward your goal everyday. For example, if your goal is to become a real-estate millionaire, the actions that you can take are like doing market research, looking for deals, read to improve, making calls to prospects and many more. Goal setting is not a magic wand; you will never achieve your goal if you are not doing anything. 3. Make a public commitment by telling everyone about your goal. If you do so, you will leave yourself no alternative but to achieve your goal. Some of your friends may laugh at you if you tell them that you are going to be a real-estate millionaire, but so what? Turn their negative force into positive motivation that propels you into taking action. By following through these 3 successful goal setting strategies that never fail, I believe that you will definitely achieve your goal. Remember, success is about getting things done. If you are serious in achieving what you really want in your life, goal setting is the right tool for you. I'm going to share with you the 3 phases of Goal Setting Activities, you are about to discover the real and guaranteed strategies how to achieve your goals. For more information about Goal Setting Activities, please visit: http://www.GoalSetting-Activities.com Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Shawn_Lim

A Simple Way to Start Living Your New Career Today Quotes and Coaching Questions to Motivate You
By Leanna Fredrich Quotes: "Nothing changes until you do." Unknown "Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful." Malcolm S. Forbes

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"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." James Allen You know what career you are interested in. Perhaps you have a business idea that lights you up or a book begging to be written or maybe an adventurous trip you are longing to embark on. Whatever dream you are holding onto, begin today to step into the identity and belief that you are ready and GOING to reach this goal. Often the most powerful way to begin is to act and dress as if you have already reached your goal. For example if you wish to create a best selling novel and spend your days engrossed in writing then get up a little earlier or stay up later and devote your time to writing. Put on the cozy robe you plan on wearing as an author. Wear those fuzzy slippers and grab your favorite cup of tea. BE an author for a space of time each day! It is not important if you write a lot or little. What IS important is that you are stepping into the identity which will help you reach your goal. As you put on your "author outfit " and spend time writing your book you are giving messages to the subconscious mind and letting it know that this is who I am. I am an author! Your subconscious which is very accommodating will begin to support you in your goal and help you see opportunities to get there faster. Not to mention that it will help you stay motivated on those cold, dark winter mornings. Another way to begin living your goal is to find other people who have already done what you want to. Join the groups and associations they belong to. Go to the meetings and mingle with people you aspire to be like. We are social creatures and by spending time with others who have done what we want to do it is motivating and educational. Soon it will be easy to believe that "I can do that too!" Here are some Coaching Questions to get you started today... 1. When you reach your goal how will you be dressing? Start dressing that way as much as possible now! 2. What associations or networking groups will you be in when you reach your goal? Join them now. 3. Who could you talk with who has already reached your goal? Ask them how they did it. 4. Will you talk any different after you have reached your goal? Have those conversations now. Leanna Fredrich helps people discover their passion and build a business or career around it. She specializes in helping people get "unstuck" quickly and easily so they can create their dreams. Are you ready to enjoy a career you love? Get the FREE report "The Top Ten Secrets to Discover Your Passion-filled Work." For your free report go to http://www.LeannaFredrich.com

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