Monday, October 26, 2009

Motivational Monday, Setting Goals, Manhattan Beach Wedding Coordinator Blog Post

It’s Motivational Monday!!! My favorite day of the week ☺ Last Monday we talked about dreams. Now I ask you… What are you doing to turn these dreams into reality?? Is what you’re doing today, bringing you closer to living out your dreams?? Make a decision TODAY to make your dreams come true!! This can happen with a little thing we call goal setting! ☺

Step one: write your dreams down! A dream is just a dream until you write it down and then it becomes a GOAL! Don’t take setting your goals lightly. Goals determine what you’re going to be. Many people who set goals for themselves never achieve them. It’s partly because they don’t clearly understand how to set goals. In the words of Denis Watley, "The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them." So when you write your goal down, make a commitment to yourself to reach it!!

In order to be able to reach a goal there needs to be a specific deadline/date set. Goals are dreams with deadlines. When do you want to accomplish this goal by?? There are three different types of goals to consider when setting your deadlines. The first is a short-term goal. This is a goal you want to achieve by the end of the day, the end of the week or in the next 30 days. The second type of goal is a mid-term goal. This is a goal you want to achieve in the next year or 2. And lastly there is a long-term goal. This is a goal you want to achieve in 5, 10 or even 20 years. Be realistic when you set your goal dates. To say “I want to earn 10 million dollars by the end of month” is not realistic and the chances you will reach this goal are extremely slim (unless you’re lucky and win the lotto!). But if you said, “I want to earn 10 million dollars by the time I retire in October of 2020” I would say that’s a great goal and if you truly set your mind to it, you will accomplish it!

Next, think about how you plan to reach this goal in this timeframe?? What steps are you willing to take?? What are you willing to give up?? “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” Fitzhugh Dodson.

If you do not have a book or a notepad with your goals written down, you better start writing ☺ Don’t just have them in your head, write them down!! Read them everyday and motivate yourself to achieve them.

Please please share a goal you have with us on this blog!!! I would love to hear! One of my goals is by August 1st of 2010 I will have opened an office for Constance Curtis Events in Manhattan Beach, CA ☺

Thanks for reading!



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