Archive for May, 2009

The Importance of Goals in Your Life

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

In the last post, we promised to share some reasons why goals are essential.  Understanding the true importance of having clear specific written goals is the beginning of your journey to success.
 

The key to happiness is having dreams.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.

   Goals and why they are vital:  

  • You can’t hit a target you can’t see. There is no possible way of you getting what you want in life until you know exactly what you want. With goals you’ll be able to hit the bull’s eye.
  • Goals generate enthusiasm and give you a purpose with direction. With the excitement your goals create, you’ll work toward your objective with unfettered drive and determination.
  • Goals create confidence. They motivate you toward achievement with unshakeable assurance.
  • Goals produce discipline – making you mind yourself. Desire without discipline is disastrous. By just going through the actions you will confuse activity with achievement. Shuffling papers and not getting anything accomplished is just action; Tension relieving, not goal achieving.
  • If you don’t have goals, you are forced to focus on obstacles. Once you set a goal every decision you make all day long will affect that goal achieving or not achieving process. If you know the goal, you can say “Will this get me closer to my goal or farther from it?” It makes every decision process easy. It’s really simple when you have goals; there is no frustration or conflict.
  • You are successful if you have goals. Success is a journey not a destination. You become successful when you start working toward your goals. The definition of success is the continuous journey toward the achievement of predetermined worthwhile goals. Enjoy the journey.
  • Clear specific written goals fire up your reticular activating system (RAS) which a goal seeking region of your brain. RAS is responsible for motivation and achievement. It creates the process of arriving at a goal once the goal has been defined.
  • Your goals are an extension of your values. Goals keep your values in the forefront. Happiness is when you are living consistent with your values. Know what your values are and set goals from them.

What do you want?   You can achieve anything you want in life.

The key to success is making dreams with
a deadline come true.

 

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Plan your Life

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

What is more important to you:  a one week vacation or your life?  How about a house or your life?

Generally, the average person spends 4 to 5 times more effort, time, and energy planning their vacation than they spend planning their life.  Similarly, the planning of a house gets a lot more attention than the planning of one’s life. 

The taller the house the deeper the foundation; Likewise, the more we plan the higher we will go.  Or in the case of a vacation, with planning we can get to all the places we want to go.

The concept of planning your life is called goal setting.

We believe there are two reasons why only 3% of the American population has clear specific written goals.

1.  They don’t understand the true importance of having goals and the impact it would have on their life.
2.  They don’t know how to do it.

In the next few posts, we will share some information on these two points. 

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The Choice Is Yours

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you
make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can
control the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.”

–  Robert F. Bennett

Positive Affirmations

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Having a positive attitude and believing in yourself can change your life.  You can achieve anything you believe.  

Positive affirmations set your beliefs and ambitions in motion.  For balance in your life you should have affirmations in every area.  The areas are:

  • Financial
  • Educational
  • Physical/health
  • Family
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Change your life and start today by choosing from the list below or createing your own affirmations for each area of your life.   You may have as many affirmations as you would like for each area.

Write your affirmations down and place them where you can see them every morning and every night and say them out loud and in first person.

Examples of Positive Affirmations:

Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be even better
I can achieve what I believe
I am successful
I am financially independent
I make $___________ monthly
I love my job
I drive a ____________
I live in (city)_________, (state)________
I learn two new words every day
I put $_________ each month into college savings plans
I am healthy
I eat healthfully
I exercise 5 times every week
I weigh ________ pounds
I enjoy spending time with my family
My family loves me
My family accepts me for who I am
I love life
I have a large circle of influence
I donate to charities regularly
I am generous and caring
I have a peaceful and satisfying life

Do this right now before you move onto something else.  You will create a positive change in your life by adopting this one simple task. 

Please let us know how this works for you by commenting after two complete weeks.  If you would like more information or guidance, please feel free to send us a private email.

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The Essence of Achieving Goals

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Fundamental to goal setting and achieving is hope, belief, confidence, optimism and a positive attitude.  These affirmative feelings are necessary to reaching your goals.

Conversely, pessimism, sarcasm, negativism, fear, doubt, paranoia and attitudes of condemn, complain, and blame are all counter to what it takes to achieve goals. By allowing these states of being, you empower the force that holds you back.

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Succeed in Every Aspect of Your Life

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Hello and thanks for visiting!

This site is in the beginning phases and we will be posting a lot of exciting information regularly, so please return!

We want to inspire and help you reach your goals.

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Have a fantastic day!