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Organize Your Life Through Goal Setting

Apr 5, 2008
Whether you are looking for greater rewards at home or at work, setting goals will put you on the fast track toward that success. Wandering around from task to task might get your to-dos done each day. If you do not write down your to-dos, though, it is very possible that you will forget at least one of them. In either case, you will not achieve your maximum potential because you are neither managing your priorities, nor giving yourself credit when you accomplish those tasks.

But you will not be well rounded and most effective in all areas of your life until you take the time to think about what is important to you, write it down, then cross it off and recognize it once it has been accomplished. This simple self help method is called "goal setting."

The concept of "goals" is common in the work place but when it comes to using it around the house, some folks perceive it as too big and cold home management.

If this situation speaks to you, please feel free to substitute the term "life lists" instead. A life list is equally as powerful, but more warm and fuzzy. Do whatever you need to do to customize these methods to make you want to see it through because the organization and success of your household has a big impact on your productivity and success in other areas of life.

Your goal setting starts with brainstorming. Carve out a quiet time and place to contemplate what is important to you and what you want to achieve in your life today, as well as in the distant future. Open your mind to include your wildest dreams, regardless of cost or plausibility at the moment. From this page, draw your goals, dreams and desires and start to prioritize them.

It is time to make your lists now, so grab a pen and paper and make some headings.

A long term goal might be to buy a bigger house or become debt free. Take it a step further and in addition to "short term" and "long term", create your own categories so that every thing that came from your brainstorm has a heading under which to sit.

Make it enjoyable but realize, you are taking a powerful first step toward realizing your dreams because once you chart and realize your successes, you will be amazed by how motivated you are to achieve more, and how easily those achievements will come.
About the Author
About the Author: Elliott Roberts is a writer at Becomng, a Personal Development blog that deals with topics from health to web applications. Find additional Goal Setting posts over here.
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