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Recap And What’s Coming Up Next Month

» by January 29th, 2009 at 7:58 am » Comments (0)

This month was all about deciding what you want out of life, setting goals, and setting yourself up for success. You learned how to: find your passion, turn dreams into reality, make SMART goals, stay positive in the face of negativity, create a life plan, how to stay on track and just for fun, my […]

100 Ideas For New Year Goals/Resolutions

» by January 28th, 2009 at 7:40 am » Comments (3)

Just in case you need some inspiration. De-clutter my house Hold a drive for a special charity Quit smoking or at least cut down Lose weight. However much is appropriate Gain a few pounds. I wish I were you. Exercise more often Eat healthier Save energy by driving less often Adopt a pet from the […]

My Goals For The Year

» by January 27th, 2009 at 7:52 am » Comments (0)

Since I’ve spent so much time this month writing about goals and how to make them and how to accomplish them I thought it only fair to share my own list of 2009 New Year Goals: Increase my monthly income to $2000. This would give my family enough money to pay off our debts and […]

Willpower Is Not The Key – Sticking To Your Guns

» by January 26th, 2009 at 7:38 am » Comments (0)

The reason so many people fail to stick to their New Year Resolutions is because they depend mainly on willpower to sustain them. Willpower is great when you’re just getting started and you’re all excited and ready to do anything. After a week or two, the excitement wears off, the work gets harder and the […]

Why Stop At Goals – Create A Life Plan

» by January 25th, 2009 at 7:20 am » Comments (0)

Setting goals and working to achieve them┬ácan be fun and exciting. It can also be hard work. But why settle for a list of goals when you can take it a step further and create a life plan. A life plan will help you realize what you really want and develop a specific direction to […]

Clearly Define Your Goals – Make Them SMART

» by January 24th, 2009 at 7:06 am » Comments (7)

The clearer your goal is to you, the easier it will be for you to achieve them. In order to clearly define your goal, start by making them SMART: Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-sensitive. Specific: The more specific a goal is, the easier it will be to reach. Whereas ‘Spend more time with kids’ […]

The Hardest Part – Taking the First Step

» by January 23rd, 2009 at 7:03 pm » Comments (0)

Once you decide to make a change the next step is figuring out a way to make that change. It’s important to plan ahead to avoid falling into the pitfalls that end up with you abandoning your dream and hanging onto some excuse. “I can’t find the time to exercise” “I don’t have the money […]

Setting Up Your New Year Goals – 5 Categories

» by January 20th, 2009 at 7:43 am » Comments (1)

Writing down my New Year Goals is always a big production of my holiday season. A few years ago I subscribed to a very helpful online newsletter called Early To Rise. This newsletter also made New Year Goals a big deal by dedicating an entire week to developing your goals. One concept they suggested that […]

Avoiding External Pressure On Your Goals

» by January 19th, 2009 at 7:25 am » Comments (0)

Unfortunately we all have people in our lives who don’t understand and don’t believe in what we want to do with our lives. This is especially true if you, like me, are someone with dreams of doing big things in life. While many “success” self-improvement books and sites will tell you to stop associating with […]

Changing Dreams Into Goals Into Reality

» by January 18th, 2009 at 7:24 pm » Comments (1)

I have big dreams. Lots of people have big dreams. Few people ever realize their big dreams. That’s because it is hard work to turns dreams into reality. This task can be made easier by focusing some energy towards turning dreams into goals and then breaking those goals down into baby steps that can then […]