Mapping your Goals

Written by Judi Singleton

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The game of life is won inrepparttar hours spent with oneself dreaming repparttar 124016 Impossible dream. When you are open to a new path one will present itself. You must dig within your own unique prespective of life to find this dream and manifest it for it is yours and yours alone no other person can dream this particular dream. Friends can advise, relatives can guide you with their experiences but it is your dream that is manifesting on this journey not theirs. Remember that Your Future deserves consideration. It will someday be your present reality. It's worth considering seriously.

Some pitfalls that keep us from obtaining our goals is setting our goals to high or too low. One ofrepparttar 124017 most frequent reasons why others find so much frustration with their goals is because they set them too high. Creating goals that are unattainable not only makes it impossible to succeed, but it also creates a negative attitude towards oneself. "I knew I couldn't do it." Well, setting a goal to be a ballerina when you are 65 is probably not very realistic. When you set goals too high and constantly fall short you may just give up.

The reverse of setting unattainable goals is when goals are set too low, there is no motivation to work hard. When you feel like you don't have to work that hard to reach your goals, you don't think about them nor do you really care if you reach it.

In order for people to feel compelled to work hard towards something, they must feel challenged. Setting goals too low decreases motivation and energy. So we go back to seeing in your minds eyerepparttar 124018 Christmas doll underrepparttar 124019 tree. You want her don't you? You get excited when you think about brushing her hair, riding her around in a buggy. So reach forrepparttar 124020 stars! You have withinrepparttar 124021 potential to move moutains. Set your goals so each step brings you closer to them but they are not quite in reach. This keeps one excited aboutrepparttar 124022 journey. When you set your goals make sure they are both challenging and attainable. This way you will be motivated to work hard and feelrepparttar 124023 rush of success when you accomplish your goals! Anticipation is sometimes as exciting as rewards. So go on make your map one step at a time. and remember it is good to have an end to journey towards, but it isrepparttar 124024 journey that matters, inrepparttar 124025 end........

Judi Singleton is the owner and webmistress Jassmine's World , and the editor of Jassmine's Journal, a free weekly ezine filled with articles and tips for living a more healthy and prosperous life. Subscribe free at:

One Hundred Goals? YES! One Hundred Goals!

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

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So where does that leave you, today?

Can you think of your 100 goals? Where would you like to be in 5 years? If you had a magic wand and your life could look like anything, what would I see when looking at you? What would it feel like to live that ideal life? What would others think of your life? Would you inspire people? Annoy people? Learn from people?

In other words, what do you really want to do with your life?

Start slow if you think you can not possibly think of 100 goals. Take out a piece of paper or open a new document on your word processor. Go for ten goals at first. No set order of preference, just let your mind go. Letrepparttar ideas and thoughts flow.

You may find you need to write more than ten goals as your ideas start moving less like a trickle and more like a deluge. If you run into a roadblock? Stop working. Walk away. Saverepparttar 124015 goals you have written. .Promise yourself that you will come back later.

And then do exactly that! Come back later. Challenge yourself to finish your list of 100 goals.

Finally, find someone with whom to share your goals. A buddy to encourage you as you grow. Do you have anyone who would encourage this kind of challenge? If not, ask around or look for a group on line that discusses goal setting.

When I first wrote this article, I was still working as a government employee. I have gratefully been an entrepreneur, coach and writer full time since November, 1999. As for me, I am on my way to reaching more and more of my 100 goals. I spend my hours caring for my precious babies (one goal was to have another baby, who is now 4! This May I was blessed with another baby, my first son). Just this past week I bought four new website domains to add to my main website, It is all about Living a Passion Filled Life. My second book is about to hitrepparttar 124016 market.

"I have not yet made reservations for a European Trip, nor have I hosted aTalk Radio program, but listen to your local station. You just never can be sure." Wererepparttar 124017 words I wrote back in 1998. In fact, that needs to be updated. In January I begin hosting my own radio show, so now I will have to say, listen for when my show hits syndication!

100 Goals? YES! 100 goals!

100 Goals. A method for uncovering what you really want. 100 Goals. A way to find out what is stored in your heart. 100 Goals. The beginning of your future. 100 Goals!

Julie Jordan Scott is a Personal Success Coach who left her career as a government bureaucrat and built a successful business in less than six months. Visit for free resources for YOUR success Email her at or call 661.325.4116

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