“When I dream big, I see possible, I discover potential, and realize that almost anything is within my reach. – Heidi Richards
"The purpose of setting goals is to help us to focus our attention. The mind will not reach toward achievement until it has clear objectives. The magic begins when we set goals. It is then that switch is turned on, current begins to flow, and power to accomplish becomes a reality” – from The Best of Success by Career Press
The word "goal" provokes different emotions in people. Some people refuse to set goals for fear of failure. Some people don’t have a vision; they live day to day never thinking that there may be more to this existence. Having goals gives us direction; they are our life’s compass. Great athletes, entrepreneurs and high achievers use goal setting to accomplish their life’s mission. Having goals helps you focus your attainment of knowledge and organize your resources. Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. Short-term goals are stepping-stones to your long-term goals.
Discover what you want. What do you want out of your relationships, your career your life? One way to discover your purpose, to create a vision for your life, is to make a detailed list of your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Start by answering in detail following questions:
What would you do, if you won a million dollars today?
What makes you happiest, most fulfilled?
What do you think about when you daydream?
What do you talk about most of time?
If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
What would you most like to achieve in following areas of your life: career/business, health, family life, spiritually, education, community?