Personal Goal Setting - 10 Tips

Written by Steve Gillman

Does personal goal setting work? Many people want things, situations or accomplishments, call these goals, and then are disappointed when they don't get them. Call desires goals if you want, but just naming your desires sure isn't effective goal setting. Good goals have some or all ofrepparttar following:

1. They are specific. "I want to be healthy" is too general. "I want to lose weight and walk three times a week," is better.

2. They are measurable. How many pounds do you want to lose? How much money do you want to make? How will you know if your relationship is better?

3. They are in writing. There is power in writing down your goals. It makes them more real, and this influences your subconscious mind, especially if you reviewrepparttar 148116 goals regularly.

4. They are realistic. Sorry, but even if it is possible that you could become an astronaut, if you're already 55, you better try for becoming a pilot for now. Unrealistic goals set you up for failure.

5. They have deadlines. You'll have a new job by when? Setting dates really helps your progress.

6. They become plans. Making a goal into specific steps makes it much more likely. It isn't overwhelming to take one step at a time.

Canít Memorize Anything? Why Your Memory Stinks

Written by Sten Andersen

If you're like everybody I know and their grandma, you feel that your memory stinks. You can't even memorize your grocery list - and when you're finally done shopping, you've got no idea where you parkedrepparttar car. If you're lucky, you don't mix uprepparttar 148115 names of your two youngest ones, who you've left and forgotten inrepparttar 148116 back seat.

But Do You Know Why Your Memory Acts Like A Rebellious Teenager?

Now, before we delve intorepparttar 148117 intricacies of memory andrepparttar 148118 science of memorizing, let's perform a tiny experiment.

Okay, do this. Try and see if you can recallrepparttar 148119 incidents ofrepparttar 148120 same day as today, one week ago.

Stop reading this article, look away fromrepparttar 148121 computer, and try recalling what you did exactly one week ago. Do it now.

How much could you remember?

Now try this. How about yesterday? How much can you remember from yesterday?

Most people hardly remember anything from last week, and only some occurrences from yesterday.

What would your situation be like if you where to testify in court, regardingrepparttar 148122 happenings ofrepparttar 148123 previous day, orrepparttar 148124 day ofrepparttar 148125 week before?

A bad place for you to be?

But relax. It's not your fault. You've never been trained on how to use your memory properly. That's why you don't know how to memorize things.

Where Is My Cow's Ears?

So here's a secret:

For most people,repparttar 148126 problem does not lie within memory. Sure, we blame our bad memory, but usually, that's notrepparttar 148127 real problem.

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