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Monday, September 20, 2010

Goals....Do you have them?
I think most people have goals but I would venture to say hardly any actually write them down. There are multiple studies that have been done on the benefits of WRITING down your goals. It makes them more tangible and helps you achieve them.  When you actually put pen to paper, the goal becomes more real and thought out. I keep a spreadsheet of my goals and update them about quarterly. Today I updated my spreadsheet and even though I haven't completed any yet... I feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that I have a clear path to follow over the next 6 months. I know that this is further revealing how much of a true nerd I am but that's okay! My goal spreadsheet has three major sections: personal, financial  and professional. For me the personal goals are kind of trivial... I hesitate to share this because it is kind of silly but one of my personal goals is to have healthier hair. So.. I listed out steps to reach this goal. My steps are, research the best vitamins, purchase vitamins, no more flat iron, research best shampoo, buy best shampoo...etc... You get the picture! My financial goals always have a target amount that I want to save, and some steps on how I will achieve it.
For this quarters professional goals, I listed out the specific promotion/title I want, and the time frame I want it in.  Each person is completely different but if you are feeling like your life is lacking direction, I suggest you write out some goals for yourself. Happy Monday!

"Goals are Dreams with Deadlines" ~Diana Scharf Hunt

"When its obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps" ~ Confucius

"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination" ~Fitzhugh Dodson

8 comments:

Bree said...

So true! Writing everything out makes you feel much more organized too.
And who says healthy hair isn't important?! I cut down on blow drying and straightening my hair by about 95% since last August and it's been awesome. I highly recommend MoroccanOil if you don't use it already!

RyanSabs said...

I wonder what wise man made this pop into your head?! I love you baby! Couldn't have said it better myself... =D

Misty Michelle said...

YOU MR.SABS!!! I LOVE YOU TO PIECES!!!

Vic said...

I never keep mine...written down or not-I suck! :) enjoy the week and accomplishing your goals!

CMae said...

Is it sad that financial is usually what keeps me from accomplishing mine?? IE travel, getting my condo decorated....going back to get my masters :( boo for goal oriented funds for me!

Jill said...

i need to make more goals....

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Very true! I think once you write them down, that it holds you accountable!

Misty Michelle said...

I love your comments ladies! (and gentleman)

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