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Goal Setting 2009
 
By: Dan Miller

The Power of Goals

There is considerable evidence to indicate that expectations of your future do, in fact, tend to create your future. People usually end up pretty much where they expect.

It seems reasonable then, to spend some time determining specific, worthwhile expectations that will make your life more meaningful.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Are you a goal setter? Do you typically set goals at the first of the year? If not, why not?


“With definite goals you release your own power, and things start happening.” Zig Ziglar

This is a basic starting format for goal setting. You may feel you are being rushed or hurried. However, you will find that if you do not begin to make decisions you will tend to procrastinate and your history will simply repeat itself. A quick decision is often the best decision and is certainly better than no decision.

Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity. Robert Schuller

Goals are not written in concrete and unchangeable terms but they do give you a starting point and a destination. The important thing is that you are in charge when working on your goals. It is the easiest way to put yourself in the driver’s seat of your life. Your life has meaning only when you are working toward goals that you have decided on.

SUCCESS:
"The progressive realization of worthwhile goals."

In order for your purpose in life to be fulfilled, you must set goals in multiple areas. Success is not just career or financial – family, physical and spiritual are equally important areas of achievement. They are part of the same whole, balanced person. This is the whole person concept of the 48 Days To The Work you Love approach.

A Goal is a Dream with a Time Frame on it

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Daniel Burnam


Goal Setting Worksheet

Begin with the five-year goals and then work backward to what you need to do today to make deposits in what you want to be five years from now.

My Goals for 2009, and Beyond!


1. FINANCIAL Income, Investments (If you can’t dream it, it won’t happen)

Five-Year Goals




One-Year Goals




Beginning TODAY!




2. PHYSICAL Health, Appearance, Exercise

Five-Year Goals




One-Year Goals



Beginning TODAY!



3. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Knowledge, Education, Self-Improvement

Five-Year Goals



One-Year Goals



Beginning TODAY!




4. FAMILY Relationship to others, Development of children, Where do you want to live?

Five-Year Goals



One-Year Goals



Beginning TODAY!



5. SPIRITUAL Church involvement, Personal commitment, Theological understanding

Five-Year Goals



One-Year Goals



Beginning TODAY!





6. SOCIAL Increased number of friends, Community involvement, etc.

Five-Year Goals



One-Year Goals



Beginning TODAY!

7. CAREER Ambitions, Dreams, Hopes
Five-Year Goals




One-Year Goals




Beginning TODAY!


Notice where I have put Career goals in this list. Not as the first determining force for the kind of life you want, but as the last item. Your career should reflect the kind of life you want.



Make sure that you have some response in each and every category. Put these away for two weeks. Than come back to them and ask yourself again – Are these really my goals? If they are, then start the process of Beginning TODAY to make your deposits. You will be amazed at how they start to come alive and become real.


This is taken from 48 Days To The Work You Love where you will find the complete process for success in these areas.


http://www.48days.com/products.php#work_you_love


Let us know your success!
Your friends,
Dan and Joanne Miller



 








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