The Two Stages of Improving Your Life
To move from one place in your life to another; that is the goal of most people. To make there current circumstances better. This all begins with one important step - desire. Without desire to change, a happier life is far from reach. A wise individual once said, 'He who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.' Before you can live a better life, you must know specifically what you intend to improve. You must want these things because chances are good that they will not find you. What to improve? Where to make changes? That is up to you. A list of possible areas is much too long to include in a short newsletter. A few key aspects include: - your relationships with family and friends - your health and well-being - your financial standing - your career - your education, knowledge These are just a few of the places that you could focus on this year. Be sure to make a list of as many items as you can think of. Then edit and condense to conclude with a list of areas that you are dedicated to growing. That is the first stage. Desire is a must, but a plan is just as important. Earl Baken, co founder of Medtronics, was a big believer in planning out the future. In April of 1949, he presented his board with his 100-year plan for the new company. This may be a bit extreme, but sometimes the extreme is the best way to drive home a vital point. Take your desires and goals and make them tangible, real, and workable. The following tips will help you to plan your goals: 1. Write it down - This step is extremely important. The ideas in your head are never as powerful as when written on paper. 2. Break it down - What steps need to be taken for you to reach your goal? Knowing the steps involved will do two things for your motivation. It will take a seemingly large goal and dissect it into simpler parts. Along with making your goals more manageable, separating your goals into their sections will give you a detailed plan of what you need to do, when you need to do it, and how it will be done. 3. Set a deadline - This is almost as important as writing it down. Only when a date is set does the idea of achievement really sink in. 4. Get to work - Procrastination will guarantee one thing for you and your goals - nothing. Yes, that's right, if you do nothing, you get nothing. Merideth Wilson, from The Music Man, put it this way, 'If you pile up enough tomorrows, you'll end up with a lot of empty yesterdays.' To ensure that you end up with yesterdays full of accomplishment and fulfillment, get started now. Desire change, plan the change, and work your plan. This is the system of your New Year's Success. Jason Gracia http://www.motivation123.com
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