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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM Comments comments (0)


Setting Lifetime Goals Part 9

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools...


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."


Finally, we reach the last part of "Setting Lifetime Goals," but this is just step one of a bigger process to help me pinpoint my goals.



Number 9: "Public Service - Do you want to make the world a better place? If so, how?"


If there is any public service I am interested in providing, it would be some kind of education that focuses on woman studies and empowerment.  It will be fufilling whether it is on a small scale or large scale. I imagine teaching in some type of religious or spiritual institution while starting out on a small scale.

Setting Lifetime Goals Part 8

Posted on June 4, 2011 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

from mindltools....


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."



Number 8: "Pleasure - How do you want to enjoy yourself? (You should ensure that some of your life is for you!)"


Pleasure, huh? Well, what automatically comes to mind is sex, regarding that, I want to enjoy a healthy sexual life in a safe, committed relationship.  Other things that come to mind is crossing out various activities on my bucket list ( skydiving, horseback riding, etc.) and then finally become  really good at dancing.

Setting Lifetime Goals Part 7

Posted on June 4, 2011 at 5:54 PM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools...


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."


Number 7: "Physical - Are there any athletic goals that you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?"


I want to have a healthy BMI (18-24.9) and be as healthy as possible physically for as long as I am able to.  I'm willing to establish an exercise regime and a healthy diet to achieve these goals.  I am also interested in joining recreational activities that are healthy and athletic.

Setting Lifetime Goals Part 6

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:32 PM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools...


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."



Number 6:  "Attitude - Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? (If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.)"


Obviously my bouts of depression hold me back: my "emotional instability", my anxiety, and my habit of procrastination.  I am obviously working on these things, but I could benefit from a more structured plan to improve on these areas of my persona.

Setting Lifetime Goals Part 5

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools...


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."


Number 5:  Artistic - Do you want to achieve any artistic goals?


Outside of being a creative problem solver, I don't have a need to express myself purely for the sake of art.  I don't have a need to build any towering monuments or splash any canvases just to express myself artistically.  My artistic endeavors involve producing something practical yet beautiful. It's more along the lines of design, rather than just art for itself.  If I was to achieve any artistic goals it would be to integrate art and design into my problem solving.  This appears to be related to my career, my living environment, and my style of dress.  I want to LIVE and THINK BEAUTIFULLY, yet INTELLIGENTLY

Setting Lifetime Goals Part 4

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools....


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."



Number 4: "Family - Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family?"


Well, I'm already a parent but I would like to have another child if possible.  And "How are you going to be a good parent?" Wow, that question really stumped me. I guess don't think about it enough.  It would appear I need to do more information gathering regarding this topic.


As far as how I want to be seen? Well, I want to be seen as a loving, supportive, and healthy parent: gently leading my child in the direction that he/she chooses, supporting his/her strenths and growth, and providing all the unconditonal love he/she wants...all the while still fostering a sense of personal empowerment and independence.




Setting Lifetime Goals Part 3

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools....


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."



Number 3: "Education - Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to have in order to achieve other goals?"


I would like to complete my undergraduate schooling and finally get my bachelor's degree.  I'm almost to the point where I'm about to say, "It doesn't matter what I get my degree in!' However, I'm still hopeful that I will find direction before too long.

Setting Lifetime Goals Part 2

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

from mindtools...


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."




Number 2: "Financial - How much do you want to earn, by what stage? How is this related to your career goals?"


Ideally, I would like to earn $100k a year. I would like to do this within the next 10 years.  This has everything to do with my career goals, if I could just determine and commit to what my career goals should be.


Setting Lifetime Goals Part 1

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 8:13 PM Comments comments (0)

From mindtools....


"The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or at least, by a significant and distant age in the future). Setting lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making."


This shall be the first of a nine part project to help me discover my lifetime goals. Here we go....


Number 1: "Career - What level do you want to reach in your career, or what do you want to achieve?"


Unfortunately, the answer to this,  "I do not know."  I have done such a variety of things and have given up on them (for whatever reason) that I don't know what else I could or should do. I hope through more soul searching and working on "emotional regulation" (as my career counselor calls it), I should be able to find my way.   Good thing is she says it's, "Do-able."  Hooray!!

The Power of 48 Minutes

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 11:44 PM Comments comments (0)



"There is real power in 48 minute focused work sessions. You focus on your goal and nothing else. Then you take a 12 minute break and start the process all over again. This simple 48 minute building block is the basis for your whole goal achievement system. You may find that one session a day is all you have time for. Maybe you have time for two or three. While working for 48 minutes straight may not always be possible, it is the preferred method.


The secret here is to work for 48 minutes and then take a 12 minute break."


(from successbeginstoday.org)

 


How To Be Reminded Of Things & Goals

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 4:09 AM Comments comments (0)

How To Be Reminded Of Things & Goals



The only way we can overcome forgetfulness is simply to remind ourselves all the time.


Listed below are a few simple ways to actually do that.


1) Make use of screensaver. Put up encouraging words such as “It’s been at least 5 minutes since you do anything, do something now!!”


2) Constantly edit your wallpaper by listing down your priorities. I need to have pictures as my wallpaper. So what I did is to edit the pictures using Gimp to list down my top 5 goals in life (Beautifully written of course)


3) Set alarm for your work. After a while you will need to have a break. What I would recommend you to do is to set an alarm on your computer to ensure you will be able to get back to work promptly.


I suggest an online alarm clock – Kukuklok.com. You can set what kind of alarm noise you want from cockerel, classic clock, electronic and slayer guitar. Make sure you max out the volume of your speaker. That should work.


The simpler way is of course to set up the alarm on your cellphone.


4) Install ReminderFox extension to your Firefox. This is especially for those who use Firefox as their browser. You can install this extension (ReminderFox)and organize how you want to be reminded.


5) Paste reminders on the wall. It’s one of the most efficient way to remind yourself.

Some other interesting places to paste the note is in your wallet, at the steering wheel of your car or on top of your television. The rule is to place it at the most viewed place throughout the day.


6) Use unwritten reminder. Pasting notes to remind ourselves is a great idea but when you have a few thousand things to remember, your house may not need the new repainting (It will be covered with that small notes pasted on the wall)


What you should try to do is to associate the things you see everyday to your list of things to remember. For example, I will always be reminded to check whether I’m out of gas whenever I come across a gas station while driving. Try this with everything else.


7) Ask a friend to remind you. Ask for help from your friends to remind you of your goals.

Discipline to Reach Your Goals, pt.1

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 2:41 AM Comments comments (0)

Although this is a mini-infomercial and a bit religious, she still have some good ideas about goals...


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Making Dreams Come True

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Don’t wait until the situation is perfect.

2. Don’t wait until other people agree with you.

3. Don’t wait until your skill is good.


Instead...


1. Believe in your dream.

2. Visualize your dream.

3. Expect a hard way ahead.

4. Take one bite at a time.


(from lifehack.org)

 

Vision Board

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 1:26 AM Comments comments (0)

What’s a Vision Board?


A vision board is a just a collage of pictures cut out from magazines or other periodicals to help you visualize stuff associated with your goals


Basically, the idea is to construct a physical image of what you perceive life will be like if you’ve accomplished your goals and review this on a daily basis (or as many times as you think it’s necessary) intently. It’s not exactly the number of times you review it, but rather the emotions or feelings when performing this routine.


.... interesting, huh?

 


 

Maintaining Motivation with ADD

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes we lose sight of why things are important to us.

 

Taking the time to sit down and write a list why this goal is valuable to you will be worth the effort put into the exercise. Once you have done this, carry the list with you or post it in a place where you will read it often

 

When you can align your goals with who you are as a person and what you value in life, the steps to make your goals happen become clearer and the process involved becomes enriched. When it comes time to work, don't ask yourself what you need to do, ask yourself what you want to do.

 

 

(adapted from additudemag.com)


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The Galaxy Poster

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 5:29 AM Comments comments (0)

Yayyyyy!!!!  I wanna make a Galaxy Poster.  Remind me next time I have the extra dough!!!


I shouldn't forget or lose that...



Setting Better Priorities

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

"The best method for setting priorities on your list, once you have determined your major goals or objectives, is the A-B-C-D-E Method. You place one of those letters in the margin before each of the tasks on your list before you begin.


“A” stands for “very important;” something you must do. There can be serious negative consequences if you don’t do it.


“B” stands for “important;” something you should do. This is not as important as your ‘A’ tasks. There are only minor negative consequences if it is not completed.


“C” stands for things that are “nice to do;” but which are not as important as ‘A’ or ‘B,’ tasks. There are no negative consequences for not completing it.


“D” stands for “delegate.” You can assign this task to someone else who can do the job instead of you.


“E” stands for “eliminate, whenever possible.” You should eliminate every single activity you possibly can, to free up your time."


a.k.a Prioritizing the Brian Tracy Way!!