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Setting Your Goals - Easier Said, Easily Done

Aug 17, 2007
If you truly want to achieve the goals you set for yourself, you have to have the right attitude. Often it is actually our own minds that can be our worst enemy, directing us to repeat the same old habits over and over again. If you have been experiencing difficulty making the changes you truly want to make, consider a visit to the doctor or psychiatrist to learn emotional intelligence and control.

You have to be able to manage your time if you want to create a career. People who fail often do so due to their inability to manage their schedule. A profession is not just a job, it is a lifestyle. You need to have a plan for how high you want to work towards going in your career.

You must have the right credential for the goal you are aiming for. If you need an education or special training for your chosen profession, then put plans in place and work out the steps you will take to obtain it.

Take into account what you want in the way of a family. You will need to calculate when you will want children and how many you would like so you can plan your career around that. Take some time to think about what your parenting style would be and how you would plan time for family members.

You need personal financial freedom to be happy that you have reached your goal. When you work out how much you will earn, you will also want to allocate some of that for savings. Then look at what your optimum earning would be and whether that is achievable in your chosen career.

If you are naturally talented at sport, your goal may be to strive to be part of a national league or club. You need to honestly assess your abilities and write a plan for training and other steps you need to take to achieve your dream. Even if you are disabled in some way you can still reach sport related goals in your desired field.

You need balance in your life, so dont only plan your future for your career. Make sure you allow time for exercise, fun, friends and relaxation as part of your future strategies.

The best way to work out your life long plans is to break it up into smaller parts. Try working out what you want for the next twenty-five years, then separate that plan into five and one year goals. When you have it down to years, you can look at monthly, weekly and daily.

From there you can make up to do lists for each day.

You should continuously update your goals and targets to be in line with your current situations. Once you are used to setting goals, it will become much easier for you.
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Leon Edward at www.AwesomeSuccess.org in his daily blog, articles, free newsletter, best of web Self Help news helps people improve in Goal Setting, Time Management, Success, Leadership, Stress Management, Self-Improvement. Download his IQ Mind Brain Memory Self-Help library at his website or browse the Self Improvement rolodex and brain entrainment CDs plud provides FREE Content.
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