5 Secrets to Achieving Your Goals with Passion

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

Some faces scrunch up as if to say, "I wish you had not asked that!" Others look contemplative, as if saying, "Oh, I am so grateful you reminded me of that question, now I can take some powerful action!" And then there arerepparttar few who answer with confidence, knowing exactly what they are meant to do by when and how.

What isrepparttar 131449 question?

"What are your goals forrepparttar 131450 next "Insertrepparttar 131451 period of time here."?

Sometimesrepparttar 131452 exact phrase is changed. Some people who may look at "Goals" in different ways. For them,repparttar 131453 question might be, "What is your vision?" or "What is your intention?"

Nonetheless,repparttar 131454 root question isrepparttar 131455 same. "What do you want to grow towards? Where isrepparttar 131456 gap in your life you currently want to fill?"

Until this question is answered, aimlessness is what governs your life.

Forever etched in my mind wasrepparttar 131457 first session with Ray. He told me before we got started that he was trying this out much like he would go torepparttar 131458 parade to seerepparttar 131459 Emperor in his new clothes. He was not convinced there was anything to coaching, but since he was curious, he wanted to work with me as he created his newest product.

Atrepparttar 131460 conclusion ofrepparttar 131461 session, I always give fieldwork assignments, asrepparttar 131462 session itself is what I refer to as "Locker Room Talk". The game is played out onrepparttar 131463 field, andrepparttar 131464 Coach remains onrepparttar 131465 sidelines. Fieldwork is sort of likerepparttar 131466 Play book: it brings to life onrepparttar 131467 field whatrepparttar 131468 Coach has taught inrepparttar 131469 locker room and during practice. It integratesrepparttar 131470 lessons intorepparttar 131471 player's lives.

One ofrepparttar 131472 assignments included continued work to make his vision crystal clear, to takerepparttar 131473 cobwebs away, to get inside them with a microscope so nothing would get inrepparttar 131474 way of creating powerfully.

Ray groaned, as if in pain. "Oh, you have hit one there. I know how goals work. I know writing it down works. I know how important this is. AND I have been ignoring it."

Later that week, I received an email thanking me for pushing him. Inrepparttar 131475 next six weeks he achieved more than he had achieved in inrepparttar 131476 previous six months. And it all started with a discussion of goals followed by taking action on those goals. Step by step by step.

Below is an outline so you may achieve your goals passionately, just as Ray did.

Goal Secret #1-Paint a PICTURE. Don't just write your goals in words, craft your goals so you can see and experiencerepparttar 131477 end result. Paint a glorious, three dimensional multi sensory goal instead of a one dimensional, flat goal. When you can clearly see and experience it, you can more easily create it. One way to make a picture is through creating a dream board. Simply cut out pictures from magazines that illustrate aspects of your goal and make a collage. Hangrepparttar 131478 Dream Board where you can see it frequently. Your picture will quickly and artfully come to reality.

No Stress Holidays

Written by Theresa Frasch

The holidays are coming soon. Get organized now, and you'll have plenty of time to spend with your family. With everything that needs to be done throughoutrepparttar holiday season, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a simple system that would help you get your holiday season organized? Start with a family meeting. Family meetings are perfect for organizing things from chore schedules to parties. It's alsorepparttar 131447 perfect time for everyone to keep in touch with each other. Schedule one or two per holiday season. Start now for Thanksgiving and schedule another one for Christmas beforerepparttar 131448 end of November. Schedule a call-free hour for each planning session and letrepparttar 131449 answering machine field calls. Planning early will give everyone something fun to look forward to. Don't overbook your schedule. Pickrepparttar 131450 things you enjoy doingrepparttar 131451 most, and focus on them. This way, you'll have plenty of additional time for yourself and your family. Purchase a five section divided notebook (or use pages from your personal organizer). Title each ofrepparttar 131452 dividers as follows: Holiday Schedule, Gifts, Meals, Parties, and Extras. Holiday Schedule Inrepparttar 131453 Holiday Schedule section of your notebook, paste in a calendar page forrepparttar 131454 month of December. This section will berepparttar 131455 center of all holiday activities. That is why it is so important to have a family meeting, making sure everybody gets to do and participate in what he/she likes best. On this page keep track of all holiday events and parties, including school programs, concerts, and work parties. Remember to include your favorite television specials and family traditions such as viewingrepparttar 131456 Live Nativity orrepparttar 131457 Christmas Light Tour. Donít forget gettingrepparttar 131458 Christmas tree and decoratingrepparttar 131459 house.

Inrepparttar 131460 same section of your notebook numberrepparttar 131461 pages from 1 to 31 and use these pages as your daily calendar. Asrepparttar 131462 month progresses you will appreciaterepparttar 131463 open spaces ofrepparttar 131464 daily calendar for scheduling events and activities. Remember to schedule in shopping for gifts along with wrapping and mailing them. This would be a good spot to schedule in Christmas cards, too, writing them and getting them intorepparttar 131465 mail.


Inrepparttar 131466 Gift section of your notebook write a heading across each page as needed. Kidís Wish List requires a page for each child. Copy directly from their list or paste it in. Gift Ideas should be a couple of pages devoted to jotting down gift ideas as they come up while shopping, watching TV or talking to someone. Stocking Stuffer Ideas should followrepparttar 131467 same format as gift ideas but jotting down stocking stuffer ideas instead. The Master Gift List isrepparttar 131468 key to your budget and your sanity. Onrepparttar 131469 Master gift list use a page for each person or group of people (people from work, nieces and nephews, etc.) and keep track of what you actually buy and how much you spend. This isrepparttar 131470 key to making sure you donít forget anybody, that you donít spend too much, and that your spending is balanced. Holiday Meals

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