Achieving Your Goals

Achieving Your Goals (Video)

There is so much that can be written about setting and achieving goals.  What I would like to do today is to try to simplify goal achievement.

Our goals really revolve around the following:

  • What do we want to do?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • Who do we want to be?

We answer these questions.  These are our goals.

Our plan describes how we are going to achieve these goals.

Both these steps are relatively easy.  The difficulty is in implementing the plan.  Successful implementation requires that we ask ourselves throughout the day if our actions will help us reach our goals.  If yes, then continue with the action.  If no, then do not.

As a very simple example, pretend that your goal is to go on vacation.  You have determined where you want to go and how much it will cost.  Later, you are shopping and see a pair of shoes you really like, but do not need.  Will buying the shoes help you reach your goal of saving money to go on vacation?  No.  So do not buy the shoes.

As another example, pretend that your goal is to get a promotion at work.  You have a project that is due Monday.  You can work over the weekend and complete it or tell your supervisor it will not be ready Monday and ask for an extension.  Which decision will help you reach your goal of a promotion?

Our goal achievement is based on all the little decisions we make each day.  Are you making decisions that will help you reach your goals?

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About Susan L. Farrell

Susan has always loved to learn. One BS in college was not enough; she obtained a double major with a minor. Years later, she returned to college for an MBA. Susan also believes deeply in learning everything possible from personal and professional experiences.Her first career out of college was with a national health care company. She quickly moved from the facility level to division, field, and corporate levels. When she left she had been an executive director with national responsibilities for several years.As owner of SLF Consulting & Training, LLC, Susan assisted clients with the challenges of combining customer satisfaction, cost control, and regulatory compliance. Her business acumen made her a sought-after speaker which led to a successful speaking career. This, in turn, led to her current writing career on self-empowerment for women.A normal extension of a love of learning is a love of teaching. Susan has accomplished this in various positions through teaching and training her employees, co-workers, associates, and customers. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at business colleges. She has informally coached employees, associates, and friends in advancing professionally and personally. She now assists others through her books, blogs, and newsletter.She is the author of "Don’t Act Like Prey! A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment," a book on respectful assertiveness as an option to passive or aggressive behavior. "52 Weeks of Wisdom, A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment," is designed to provide ideas to encourage women to think about what they do, why they do it, and do they want to change. "3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment" discusses how to make positive choices in all aspects of life.Susan lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband and three cats.

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