Goal Setting:Seven Areas of Life for Making Dreams Come True

Pursuing Dreams Are you living a life as a means to an end that never seems to come? Think about your working life! Think about your lifestyle goals! Think how your world would look if your dreams came true! Dreams are a vision of your ideal future of what you want to be, what you […]

Goal Setting:Seven Areas of Life for Making Dreams Come True

Pursuing Dreams

Are you living a life as a means to an end that never seems to come?

Think about your working life!

Think about your lifestyle goals!

Think how your world would look if your dreams came true!

Dreams are a vision of your ideal future of what you want to be, what you would like to do and, what you would like to achieve.

What you make of your life depends on your:

*personality and character

*attitudes, thinking and habits

*ambitions and interests

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.

Eleanor Roosevelt

“We Become What We Think”

A great deal depends on the attitude of the mind.

Negative attitudes create boundaries that restrict the mind.

Positive thinking brings positive results.

The choices we make ultimately, determine whether we succeed or fail.

Causes of Failure

*ignorance of your real potential

*ignorance to your own faults

Learn from your mistakes and faults!

*accept responsibilities and carry them out

*make decisions based on correct facts

*take positive action

“To Thine Own Self be True!”

When you define your values you discover what’s truly important in your life.

Values are the basic principles and ideals that you believe in.

Positive values are virtues within which to think and direct your behavior and actions.

They give a direction through goals and targets to strive for.

And, they can provide the motivation and the energy to achieve success.

Find Your Passion

Do the things you find exciting.

Explore your potential.

Learn things you enjoy.

That’s how you find your passion.

That’s where you will find opportunity.

Goal Setting

The First Step to Making Dreams Come True

Goal setting offers new challenges and new experiences.

They inspire you to seek the path that leads to fulfillment.

*your goals must be realistic

*goals must be classified into priority levels and, by how long is needed to reach them

*planning gives direction and an idea of the resources needed

*analyze and make all your decisions based on relevant facts

*use self management to get things done and, eliminate the irrelevant

*belief establishes the will to do what others think impossible

*motivation to achieve moves you to action

*discipline, commitment and perseverance enables you to face up to the demands required by your goals

*regular reviewing lets you know how well you are going and, identifies problems

Visualization

Picture in your mind the things you really want daily to keep you constantly inspired.

Move forward through positive actions and expectations.

Build your confidence through achieving your goals step-by-step.

This will provide the motivation to achieve each sub-goal even, in the face of extreme difficulties.

Each Small Gain Will Bring You Closer to Your Goal

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of the mind”.

William James

Major Areas of Life

Goal setting is the first step to turning dreams into reality.

Physically, mentally, socially, financially and spiritually, life can be improved as long as you make the right choices and are willing to work at it.

“Self-trust is the first secret of success”.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. Health And Well-Being

Health and well-being is directly related to the quality of life.

Healthy living invigorates the body, strengthens the immune system and reduces health risk factors.

Unhealthy habits of the body and mind eventually have consequences that take their toll over time. Serious illness places every area of life into question.

Basic health knowledge involves:

*what nutrients are and in which foods they are found

*what causes weight gain or weight loss

*understanding what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat

“Prevention is better than the cure”.

It involves:

*balancing work and rest

*eating a balanced and nutritious diet

*maintaining fitness through regular exercise

*getting sufficient sleep

*maintaining a tranquil mind

“The quality of life is determined by its activities.”

Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician)

2. Home And Family

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home”

Strong family bonds are forged in a happy home with loving, caring parents who have strong family values.

Every child’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs must be nurtured to help them develop values necessary for moral decision making and to foster a sense of pride in who they are.

Family get-togethers, family holidays, cultural rituals, festive customs and, anything that involves doing things together all provide a sense of family spirit and pleasant memories of good times that last forever.

3. Education

A major portion of life goes towards earning a living and to securing our financial freedom for the future.

You want a job or career that you feel are a part of, provides regular income, job satisfaction, opportunities for advancement and, self-respect.

Time, money and effort spent on education is an investment you make on yourself and your future. It can help you get a new job, advance in the one you have and, to get ahead in life.

One does not have to spend his or her life in work they do not like or, where you are constantly struggling to make ends meet.

Knowledge is power because it maximizes your potential. Time, money and effort spent on gaining knowledge is an investment you make for your future to maximize your potential.

Further education to acquire new skills and to develop natural abilities can be done through evening classes, correspondence courses, full-time day classes, university, discussion groups, seminars and workshops that will open the door to your career opportunities.

4. Financial Security

Increasing Income and Savings for the Future

The value of money means:

*being free from the daily struggle to make ends meet

*being free from debt

*being free from financial anxiety and worry

Financial freedom gives you the freedom of choice to live the lifestyle you desire.

Online Business Opportunities

For the aspiring entrepreneur, an online business becomes an asset that makes you money.

It can set you on the path to create:

*cash flow

*equity

Diversify your income by turning your hobby, skills or knowledge into a home-based, online business. Its the easiest and lowest cost way to start working for yourself and to making extra money.

Passive and residual income streams work all year round and enable you to turn negative cash-flow into positive cash-flow.

It gives you the opportunity to do something you love and can help set you on the path to financial success.

5. Recreation And Leisure

Doing Something You Enjoy in Your Spare Time

Participating in a hobby or recreation activity offers enjoyment and relaxation and are important aids to relieving the tensions and anxieties of life. A hobby or creative activity can be anything you like to do in your spare time provided it brings a definite satisfaction.

You can choose from from a number of leisure interests which include outdoor and indoor activities, there are creative, performing and, learning activities or, you may want to become involved in serving others through community or church activities.

6. Friends

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends”.

There are many forms of friendship that we make throughout life. True friends are an asset. They are the ones who matter most in our lives because we can have fun with them, share feelings and activities and, are an invaluable source of support in good times and bad.

For me, my childhood friends are unique and special because they were formed when we were children. Other friends may come and go but, my childhood friendships were forged with bonds that were built on innocence, mutual affection and a wealth of happiness filled with fun and carefree days.

Childhood friends understand you in special ways because they know how you were as a child. They know your family. They made you feel like you were a part of their family.

You lived in the same neighborhood or street, went to the same school, you shared common backgrounds or interests and, you grew up with them.

Your mutual affection, trust and support knows no bounds.

These are the friends with whom you can reminisce of the good times from your past. These are the genuine friendships that last forever.

7. Spiritual Enlightenment

Satisfying the Deeper Longings of the Soul

Spiritual enlightenment means being “awakened” to spiritual realities. It provides an inner sense of peace and comfort that only God and our dear Lord, Jesus Christ can offer.

Spiritual values such as faith, truth, love, forgiveness, peace, and righteousness help one to become a better person that overflow into selfless service to others. Spiritual inspiration can heal the mind and body and to find the light of hope.

“Ask; Seek; Knock”.

Matthew 7:7-12 Biblical Proverb

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”.

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

People who are goal orientated help themselves through positive actions and persistence.

Believe in yourself and never underestimate your ability to succeed.

You will be amazed where it can take you.

“Take the limits off of yourself. You will never rise higher than your thinking. Create a great vision for your life.”

~ Joel Osteen

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