SETTING GOALS/Michael Angier

Written by Joan Bramsch

Setting S-M-A-R-T Goals by Michael Angier

GOAL SETTING IS A SKILL, and unfortunately, it's not something that's usually taught in school. Studies have shown that less than three percent of people actually write their goals down. And it's this SAME three percent who accomplish more than allrepparttar others put together.

If you want to get better at setting and achieving goals, here's an acronym that will help you focus and have more success reaching your objectives. Set SMART goals.

SMART stands for:

* Specific * Measurable * Action-oriented * Realistic * Timely

SPECIFIC: Achieving goals demands focus. Our mind needs specific targets to work effectively. It can't operate well with vague generalities. State exactly what you wish to accomplish.

MEASURABLE: Many people set goals they'll never know whether or not they've attained. "To be successful--to be more knowledgeable," aren't goals because there's no benchmark. Be sure to have measurable goals with a deadline.

ACTION-ORIENTED: It's much easier to measure things being done. What arerepparttar 131403 action-steps you’ll take inrepparttar 131404 process of achieving your goal?


Written by Joan Bramsch

ABUSE Useful Links & Things

Need information? Don't know who to ask or where to turn? Here are some useful links and information sources that will respect YOU and your privacy.


Most of us don't know a lot about Child Abuse - what it is and whatrepparttar results can be. This information is written for young people like you who want to know more. You may be reading this because you're concerned about yourself or about a friend, or just because you're interested inrepparttar 131402 subject.

As you get older, you start making important decisions about relationships with family and friends, school, and health.

How you feel, how you get along with others, and what you want out of life are all very important parts of growing up and living a healthy, happy life. But these are alsorepparttar 131403 things that are threatened if you are a victim of child abuse.

You might think, Well, I'm not a child any more. But a person is considered a "child" up torepparttar 131404 age of 18 in most states; 17 in others.

Even if you are older or you are no longer being abused, abuse can leave a lot of physical or emotional damage. So it's important to take steps to endrepparttar 131405 abuse if it is still happening and to begin to heal yourself emotionally so you can get on with your life.

Inrepparttar 131406 pages that follow, we talk about what child abuse is and what it is not. We also talk about some ofrepparttar 131407 reasons that child abuse happens and why it is so important for abused teens to get help for themselves and, hopefully, for their families. Then, we talk about how and where to get that help.

What is child abuse? What arerepparttar 131408 different kinds of abuse? Abuse is a family problem The abuse is not your fault What arerepparttar 131409 signs of abuse? Dealing withrepparttar 131410 feelings Revealingrepparttar 131411 secret Getting someone to listen Where to get help Takerepparttar 131412 first step Need to talk?

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