Goal Setting

Written by Lynne Kaska

When setting goals for ourselves, it is absolutely essential that they are realistic. It is possible to achieve any goal no matter how big it seems. The key is to break it down into realistic doable portions.

About 6 months ago, I set a goal that I viewed as impossible. But when I broke it down, I saw that it was very possible. The technique that I used was a mind map. The goal that I set for myself was responsibility. I spent many years completely dependent on my parents because of my many mental and physical challenges. My mother did all of my laundry, paid for my car insurance, and my gasoline. She cooked for me and even cleaned my room. When I finally decided that I was going to become responsible, it encompassed such a wide spectrum of things. I didn't even have a checking account much less a credit card.

Inrepparttar middle of my piece of paper, I wroterepparttar 138376 word responsibility and drew a circle around it. Then I branched it out into 5 categories: self-care, finances, personal relationships, career and education, and spiritual growth. This wasrepparttar 138377 beginning of my action plan. I'm going to use my finances as an example. I came up with a list of every action that I needed to take in order to change my financial situation. My list is as follows:

Finances: Establish checking account Establish savings account take over gasoline bill take over car insurance payments Learn to balance checkbook Get a small secured credit card put $10 per week into savings Retain attorney for bankruptcy File for bankruptcy Save $5,000 for downpayment for new car Save $3,000 for furniture for apartment Save $2,000 for moving expenses/deposits Get apartment

Not another negative thought!!!

Written by Garry Munro

Turn negative thoughts into positive ones.

Negative thoughts can be very self-destructing, it's true that how we think is who we are.

Before I go on any further, let's take a quick test

Close your eyes and count slowly to 10, while counting concentrate on listening torepparttar numbers.

What did that prove?

While you were counting, what else were you thinking about? Unless you're different from most peoplerepparttar 138323 answer would be, "I only thought ofrepparttar 138324 numbers".

Our minds can only think of one thing at a time, so next time a self doubt or a negative thought pops into your mind, then quickly think of something positive, in other words, changerepparttar 138325 conversation in your head and this will changerepparttar 138326 negative thoughts in your mind.

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