Vol. #7  Issue #49

 January 15, 2009

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Featured Article:  The Secret to Successful Goal Setting for Changing Times:  Seven Steps to Achieving Your Dreams

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The Secret to Successful Goal Setting for Changing Times:  Seven Steps to Achieving Your Dreams
By Ed Sykes


Have you noticed that you’ve experienced much change over the past year, months, weeks, and even days? Your situation may have changed due to the challenges presented by these changing times, and you may ask yourself if you have achieved your goals of the past year.  How do we go about starting our goal-setting activity with all of this change happening around us? 

The following seven goal-setting steps will help you successfully implement your goal-setting and achieve your dreams in the future in these changing times: 

  1. Successful Goal Setting Requires Thinking About Your Goals

You are told how to think and what to think about each and every day.  From when we get up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, television, radio, personal computer, family, friends, managers, and colleagues tell us how to think, feel, and act. 

Invest time fifteen minutes to an hour to think.  Turn off all the external distractions, go to a quiet place (home, park, etc.), and think about your goals and how you want to accomplish them.  Think about how you will feel when accomplishing them. 

Your goal-setting thinking session should also include how you will benefit from these changing times.  What special skills do you have or need to acquire to take advantage of these changing times? 


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"Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish."

Catherine Pulsifer

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