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How To Set Personal Goals And The Pieces Of Advice That Matter

Apr 27, 2008
Life can be lived in two ways with joy and contentment or pain and suffering. The choice as to our destination is just a result of what we do along the way and what we have done to start the race in the first place. And life, indeed, is a race. Just as much as there is an endpoint, there is also a beginning. To have good results, it is very important to set personal goals.

Goal setting, according to someone, is different from a dream in only one aspect it has been written. Yes, writing down what you want to achieve is the secondary step next to knowing what you would want to do with your life. When you finally got a pen and paper and have written down all the things that you want to do, then you are empowered to achieve them. By writing down your goal, you are telling your brain that it should work upon what you have put there.

Writing also needs rewriting. Every once in awhile, there could be circumstances that would change what you have originally written. Even if the situation remains the same, it is necessary to review and to rewrite what you have written. Reiterating to the brain that you want something makes it actively work upon the idea.

Perhaps, it is best to consider that goal setting is not focused on careers alone. You could set your mind into something more, like attitude improvement, making a relationship work after almost giving up, giving something back to your community, or even dieting. All of these require discipline and an unending commitment.

Another important thing to remember when preparing to attain the set goals is to have an achievable timeline. For example, dieting usually takes awhile before results can be seen. So what would make dieting realizable for you? Maybe you could begin with the amount of what you usually eat on the first week. Eventually, you could decide to cut down your food consumption into half. Then it would be easier to take out the unhealthy food that you eat such as those that have fats and you could begin to cut down on your carbs as well.

Now you have the first three rules: knowing what you want, writing and rewriting, and setting a realizable timeline, it is now time to go to the fourth rule tell your goal to everyone. Although you maybe tempted to just keep your personal goals to yourself (you might argue that after all, they are personal), do not. Telling your friends and relatives that you have a certain goal makes you work harder to achieve it. And they can help you.

If you are really dead serious about a certain goal, perhaps a little meditation could also help. Many a great civilization in the past has turned to this practice to make them think more deeply. A quiet moment every now and then would greatly help in clearing away thought cobwebs. Sometimes what deters you from reaching your purpose is a distraction. Any type of distraction could be taken off your mind through quiet pondering.

These are just pieces of advice. You can create your own rules when it comes to setting your own goals. Be focused; enjoy the journey towards your goals. But above all, following what your heart tells you is what counts most.

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