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Successfully Setting Goals - By Gary Killops

Beginning your Goal Setting Plan

The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime, as setting lifetime goals that gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making process.

To help give you a broad, and balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try to set goals in some or all of the following categories:

Artistic:
Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what is it? Do you want to write a book; paint a masterpiece, or write a song?

Attitude:
Does your own mindset hold you back from making progress? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you for example, do you talk too much? If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.

Career:
What level do you want to reach in your career? Is it your goal to be the boss or own your own company someday, or do you want to be the president of someone else’s company?

Education:
Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular or some area of study that you would like to pursue? What information and skills will you need to achieve these goals?

Family:
Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want your partner or family members to see you?

Financial:
How much do you want to earn by what age in your life? What can you do to make that come about?

Physical:
Are there any athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?

Pleasure:
How do you want to enjoy yourself? You should ensure that some of your life is geared toward making yourself happy for no reason other than being happy.

Service:
Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, how?

How to begin to achieve your Goals

Once you have decided your goals in these categories, you have to assign a priority to them if you want to succeed.

Then review the goals and re-prioritize until you are satisfied that they reflect the shape of the life that you want to lead.

Also, you should ensure that the goals that you have set are the goals that you want to achieve, and not what your parents, spouse, family, or employers want them to be.

Success only happens when you are working for your own well being because doing it for others will ensure that you sabotage your own success.

Once you have set your lifetime goals, the best thing that you can do is set a 25 year plan of smaller goals that you should complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan.

From there you can just shorten your overall goal spans for example, you set a 5 year plan, 1 year plan, 6 month plan, and 1 month plan of progressively smaller goals that you should reach to achieve your lifetime goals.

Each of these should be based on the previous plan. It is the best way to begin to achieve a lifetime that is filled with and results in a life without any failed wishes. It results in a life without regret.

You see, by starting out slowly, you are giving yourself the chance to realize and work on achieving the goals that you set out to.

Nobody ever succeeds at attaining a goal that was forced through. Those that tried never really got what they were hoping for. In rushing through and trying to achieve your goals quickly you will likely miss a few key aspects that can really change your outcome.

Think of it this way; if you were to run a 10K marathon and decided to take a cab for half of the journey; have you really achieved that goal? Would you be satisfied when you crossed the finish line?

It would be a hollow victory that could only provide a moment’s happiness.

Finally set a daily to do list of the things that you should do today to work towards your lifetime goals.

At an early stage these goals may be to read books and gather information on the achievement of your goals. This will help you to improve the quality and realism of your goal setting and in effect; make it easier to achieve them.

You also have to review your plans, and make sure that they fit the way in which you want to live your life.

Once you have decided what your first set of plans will be, keep the process going by reviewing and updating your to-do list on a daily basis.

You have to periodically review the longer term plans, and change them to reflect your changing priorities and experiences in your life.


To your Success, may you reach your goals.
Gary Killops

Using the Plug-In Profit Site System has helped Gary Killops achieve his financial income goals by creating multiple streams of residual income.

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Is a Home Business Right For You?

Every morning as people wake up and make the commute to work, many dream of the day when they will finally work for themselves. Every time the boss lets someone know that they must give up their weekend plans for the good of the company, people contemplate the benefits of being the owner of their own business. [read more...]


Feature Article: By Alan Mater, Site Owner

Feature Article: Create the Right Mindset to Succeed with a Money Making Home Business

Copyright © Alan Mater - ReplaceYourSalary.com

Alan Mater

There are many reasons to start a money making home business. Some for the extra money, others for the freedom. While the reasons differ, there is one thing that seems to always be true.

You must have the right mindset. No matter what your intentions are for starting your own home online business, without the right mindset you're setting yourself up for failure. Harsh, but true.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/startup/areyouready.html), over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first
five years.

This is very sad. It has nothing to do with not having the right intentions. You can dream big and have realistic goals that you want to achieve, but there is an underlying factor involved, and it is the key to your success.

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!" - Henry Ford

So many people go into business with the wrong mindset. Sometimes their goals are just plain unrealistic. For most though, they have a lot of doubt; they have a lot of fear of the unknown.

Fear is healthy, but it shouldn't stop you from accomplishing your goals. If you have the mindset that you want to succeed, then you will. If you have the mindset that you will fail, then you already have.

I started this website with a lot of unknowns, but that didn't stop me from accomplishing my goals. I take the doubt that I have and transform it into positive energy. I put that positive energy to good use. A positive mindset is a good mindset to have.

You can accomplish anything with a positive mindset. If you're looking to earn extra money from home by getting paid to take surveys, data entry jobs or start an online business, then what is stopping you? The only thing keeping you from your goals is yourself.

Do you have the right mindset?

When searching for a home business online opportunity or ideas to earn money with the internet, don't think that you can't do it or that you're not good enough. The truth is that ordinary people just like you are making a very nice income from the comfort of home.

The good news is that you can too. Just find the right making money online opportunity that will help you achieve your goals. With the right mindset, nothing can stop you!

About the Author:

Alan Mater is a freelance proofreader and an affiliate making money online. He is a proud member of the Plug-In Profit Site and is always looking to help others achieve success online. Sign up for his free newsletter and be sure to visit Alan's Home Money Making Blog.