Posts Categorized: Goal Setting

Goals Give Direction

Reading Time: 2 minutes“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” – Carl Sandburg Happy New Year. This is a great time to refine your goals. Over the years I’ve talked to a number of people who do not believe in goal setting. They argue that they do not forget to eat or go to bed without having goals to […]

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Six Timeframes for Goals

Reading Time: 1 minuteJust having one set of goals for each individual year is not enough. You should have goals over diverse time spans to achieve successful short-term and long-term planning. Here are the six time frames that I suggest: Quarterly Goals Annual Goals 3-Year Goals 5-Year Goals 10-Year Goals 20-Year Goals Although you might have special targets […]

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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals, Part 4

Reading Time: 3 minutesS – Specific, Significant, and Stretching (January 6, 2016) M – Measurable, Motivational, and Meaningful (January 13, 2016) A – Ambitious, Attainable, and Action-Oriented (January 13, 2016) R – Results-Based, Relevant, and Responsible (January 20, 2016) T – Time-Bound, Tangible, and Thoughtful (January 20, 2016) E – Ethical, Exciting, and Excellent R – Roles, Recorded, and Reviewed These are the final six attributes for a […]

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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals, Part 3

Reading Time: 2 minutesS – Specific, Significant, and Stretching (January 6, 2016) M – Measurable, Motivational, and Meaningful (January 13, 2016) A – Ambitious, Attainable, and Action-Oriented (January 13, 2016) R – Results-Based, Relevant, and Responsible T – Time-Bound, Tangible, and Thoughtful E – Ethical, Exciting, and Excellent (January 27, 2016) R – Roles, Recorded, and Reviewed (January 27, 2016) When goal setting, make sure that these six […]

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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals, Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutesS – Specific, Significant, and Stretching (January 6, 2016) M – Measurable, Motivational, and Meaningful A – Ambitious, Attainable, and Action-Oriented R – Results-Based, Relevant, and Responsible (January 20, 2016) T – Time-Bound, Tangible, and Thoughtful (January 20, 2016) E – Ethical, Exciting, and Excellent (January 27, 2016) R – Roles, Recorded, and Reviewed (January 27, 2016) When goal setting, make sure that these six […]

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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals, Part 1

Reading Time: 2 minutesI highly recommend you set Goals, Not Resolutions in 2016. Additionally, you should strive to make sure all of your real goals are S.M.A.R.T.E.R. I’ll go over the 21 attributes for truly successful goal setting this month. Each letter in the word SMARTER represents three different ideas. For the next few Wednesdays, I’ll outline how […]

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Work, Not Resolutions

Reading Time: 1 minute“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus “Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.” – Horace Regardless of what you decide is your major goal for 2016, be it to run a marathon, write a book, or save 20% of your income, […]

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Reading Time: 1 minuteHave you set your goals for 2016 yet? Although a solar year is more closely approximated as 365.25 days, the convention of the ‘leap year’ as an easy time keeping device allows a typical calendar year to contain 365 days by ignoring the fraction. This means that 1% of 2016 will be completed by early […]

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Questions, Not Resolutions

Reading Time: 1 minute“The depth of your questions determines the height of your solutions” – Thom Quinn This year, focus on better questions. Make QIQO (Quality In, Quality Out) your motto. If you truly want a million dollar answer, I suggest that you ask yourself a million dollar question! Instead of setting a vague resolution, ask ‘how’ you […]

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New Year’s Resolutions, Part 2

Reading Time: 1 minuteI advocate Goals, Not Resolutions for the beginning of 2016. However, I do afford exceptions for a few special resolutions. When a reporter asked Mahatma Gandhi what his message was the world, he simply replied “My life is my message.” He also committed himself to the following resolutions: “I will be truthful. I will suffer no injustice. I will […]

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