Are Your Dreams Getting in the Way of Your Goals?

You probably know that if you write down your goals you are 1000 times more likely to reach them than if you don’t.  This makes sense to me.  I imagine that most people who have no written goals have no identifiable goals at all.  Which makes it decidedly harder to meet any goals. I can’t count how many times I’ve done some version of a goal setting exercise.  Usually this involves writing down everything you want in your life.  And it requires that you throw aside any limiting beliefs about what’s possible for you to achieve in this life.  If you want to own a private island, write it down. I think this is a wonderful exercise.  I continue to do it on a regular basis. But, honestly, I had written goals for at least a couple of years without achieving one of them.  And that got rather depressing.  I did as I was told.  I wrote down everything I wanted to be, do and have.  I read the list at least twice a day.  I was a good student. After way too much failure, here’s what I figured out.  My goals list wasn’t getting me anywhere because it was really a list of my dreams.  And it’s a beautiful and motivating list.  The thought of a first class trip to the Figi Islands with my entire family makes me work an extra hour. But looking at that goal tells me nothing about how to attain it.  My problem was that I could read my goals list all day long and it gave me no direction as to how...

Have You Kept Any of Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Usually I’m beating myself up by now.  Looking at that piece of paper that represents the new person I was going to become in the new year.  Well, maybe I’ll start this plan after the weekend, when the holidays are REALLY over, I tell myself.  Yeah, whatever. But not this year!  Today, I feel great.  I made no New Year’s Resolutions.  Which means I’ve broken none of them yet. Here’s why merck propecia I gave up on New Year’s Resolutions.  (and why you may want to also)  You can’t change overnight.  You fail to meet your resolutions every year because they require you to wake up on January 1 a new person. Now maybe if you’re one or two things away from being perfect, this is attainable.  But let’s face it, most of us have things in amoxil buy generic levitra our business (and/or job), relationships, household, finances, personal habits . . . that we want to change. And you can’t do it all at once.  Stop trying.  That’s why we fail so badly.  We neglect a resolution in one area of our lives and it has a domino effect.  The failure mindset creeps in.  Any chance of success in some other area is gone. The arbitrariness of making all of these buy Amoxil generic fantastic changes at the stroke of midnight on December 31 also bothers me.  Of course, it can be a very appealing concept to those cheap ampicillin of us who struggle with procrastination.  Ever find yourself in November saying, “Next year, I’m going to . . .”  Or maybe even in October, September . ....