A Goal Without A Schedule is Just a Dream

Written by Barrett Niehus

A Goal Without A Schedule is Just a Dream

By Barrett Niehus http://www.freetrainer.com

There are many books, publications, speakers, and motivators that make money preachingrepparttar steps to success. Some are right onrepparttar 124027 mark, others have so little logic that they nearly exist on an ethereal plane. However, almost all resources that teach success, focus onrepparttar 124028 importance of setting goals. Even more importantly, they focus onrepparttar 124029 steps necessary to achieve a goal. From landing onrepparttar 124030 moon to runningrepparttar 124031 four minute mile. All started out as goals, and foundrepparttar 124032 resources and schedules necessary to achieve success.

When setting a goal, it is important to realize thatrepparttar 124033 goal must be achievable and quantifiable. Merely stating that you want to lose weight is not a goal. It must be quantifiable and have a date associated with it. The goal, "I will lose ten pounds by May eleventh" would be an example of an appropriate, quantifiable, and achievable goal.

The reason thatrepparttar 124034 quantity and time are necessary are to solidify repparttar 124035 schedule and steps necessary to achieverepparttar 124036 goal inrepparttar 124037 time allotted. If you say you will lose weight, but do not set a date, then you may remainrepparttar 124038 same weight for years without any progress. By settingrepparttar 124039 date, you at least imply that there is a schedule, and a number of steps necessary to achieve your final goal.

Where's The Map, I Think I'm Lost!!

Written by Jill Lambert

How many times have you begunrepparttar year with grand ideas of things you needed to do? The calendar changes a little bit, and we have this sense of a new beginning. You know what I'm talking about, those silly things we call "New Year's Resolutions".

"New Years Resolutions", okay I confess I've made a few in my lifetime too. And, it always seems I can't remember them on January 5th!

What if there was a way to get you onrepparttar 124026 right path on January 1, and keep you there year after year? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it's not. I know you've heard this before, but here it goes again. We all need to have written goals.

A written goal is not just an idea in your head. It's not a dream or a wish. That's notrepparttar 124027 kind of goal we're talking about. Takerepparttar 124028 hopes and good intentions out of your mind, and analyze what you can realistically accomplish. How much hard work and determination are you willing to expend?

Working hard and setting goals applies to you, no matter what your situation. If you are a parent that needs to begin a savings plan for your child's college education, you need goals! If you are interested in buying your first home, or maybe upgrading fromrepparttar 124029 home you have, you need goals! If you're just getting starting, or are an online pro in marketing a product onrepparttar 124030 internet, you need goals! Goal setting is a must to get you onrepparttar 124031 right path! Think of your goals as your road map!

I bet you can't tell merepparttar 124032 characteristics of what a goal should be. Let's take a look:

1. It should be USEFUL. Think of you goal as a bridge, a way to get from where you are, to where you want to be.

2. It should be TIME-LIMITED. Each phase of your goal needs a deadline. Without a deadline, you'll keep travelingrepparttar 124033 same road, probablyrepparttar 124034 one you're on now.

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