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All the Guru’s talk about setting goals and taking the steps to achieve them.   Very often we set doen ideas and thought about what we think we would like to achieve and possibly even make a start.  But, how long does it last and do you even know how to get there?   Do you really know what it is you want to gain by setting these goals?  I read a very interesting article recently about setting your GPS and some great tips for achieving those goals:

start of article:

“Determine a main goal for each area of your life: career, health, relationship, and spiritual.

Give yourself a deadline, putting the date on your calendar. The more specific you are about writing down your goals the more realistic and REAL they become.  And, give yourself a true and reachable deadline, yet allow yourself to stretch beyond your current boundaries.

Now break each end objective down into quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily goals.  When you figure backwards from the end destination it makes for smart planning so you don’t end up short, running out of time or trying to cram too much into your plan.

Allow yourself room to sway off course for fresh opportunities that cross your path.  Keeping your eyes open for alternative ways to get to your goal may actually get you there quicker or in a bigger and better way than you first imagined.  And, here’s where your smart GPS system comes in.  As long as you keep it set on your goal your plan will recalibrate you right back in onto your path.

Enjoy the journey.  How dull would a trip to the Grand Canyon or Yosemite be without taking time to enjoy the view along the way?  Remember to breathe and relish in small victories as well as the bumps in the road that you’re bound to encounter.  That’s the good stuff!

The final step once you set your career and life GPS, is to let go and trust.  I’m sure if Gertrude could talk that is what she would tell my parents.  “Trust me!”  Once your smart plan is set in motion, trust your plan and let go of trying to place too much control over it.  Let your smart GPS guide you.

Margaret Thatcher said, “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.”  Worked for Britain’s PM, it’ll work for you too.” end of article extract.

Seems like there are some really useful tips there for getting to where it is you want to go, after all if you do not know where it is you are going, how will you know when you get there?

What do you think?

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