Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Gave the Most
While we are enjoying time with our family and friends on this special day, please take the time to remember and appreciate the sacrifice made for our country on this Memorial Day.
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Goal setting is an important tool for our success in life. Have you noticed that you’ve experienced much change over the past year, months, weeks, and even days? Your situation may have changed due to the challenges presented by these changing times, and you may ask yourself if you have achieved your goals of the past year. How do we go about starting our goal-setting activity with all of this change happening around us?
The following seven goal-setting steps will help you successfully implement your goal-setting and achieve your dreams in the future in these changing times:
Invest time fifteen minutes to an hour to think. Turn off all the external distractions, go to a quiet place (home, park, etc.), and think about your goals and how you want to accomplish them. Think about how you will feel when accomplishing them.
Your goal-setting thinking session should also include how you will benefit from these changing times. What special skills do you have or need to acquire to take advantage of these changing times?
Include a section on what technologies you will learn in your goal setting so that you are successful. Overcome your fear and challenge yourself through these goals to learn how to master new technologies.
Take back control of your life with successful goal setting. Make sure you set goals in the following areas:
I am sure you can think of some others; however, these form the foundation of your goal-setting activities. Master these areas to be successful in achieving more in less time while staying in control.
Don’t delay! Take the time to put think about what you want and deserve, then put a pen to paper. Invest in yourself and the seven goal-setting techniques discussed in this article and you will be successful in these changing times.
Recently, I was invited to speak about success to the students at the business department at a university. As I stood at the door to the auditorium, out of the first twenty students who walked by, nineteen had their heads down working with their smartphones, tablets, or other electronic devices. Instead of embracing the opportunity to connect with someone who could possibly further their careers, they choose to stay engaged with their devices.
How many of you may be doing this every day? Maybe you have seen others doing the same thing. We are so busy looking down at our devices that we might be missing opportunities directly in front of us. The opportunity could be the person you have been trying to connect with for a job or career opportunity. It could be an event that will give you the idea to create a successful business. You could be someone who might turn into your perfect mate. You get the idea.
The following are three success secrets to being engaged so that more opportunities come your way:
Create your success by implementing the above tips. Looking up and engaging with others will help you be more successful in your career, your business, and in your life!
Are you creating your foundation of success? Are you motivated to take on challenges that others are not willing to do? The following is a story of someone who did and achieved great success in his life and how you can, too!
There once was a young man who grew up in Crawford, Mississippi. His father worked as a brick mason building home foundations. Everyday after school and during the summers, this young man would help his father build foundations. It’s not the most glamorous job by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s an honest, backbreaking, and low paying job that put food on the table and paid the bills. The father would start by throwing bricks towards the son in the area where they would build a housing foundation. Under the hot, sweltering Mississippi sun, his son would catch brick after brick with his hands, day after day. While most other kids were enjoying their summers or working in less strenuous jobs, this young man was motivated to work long and hard with his father, while catching those bricks and building a foundation for success in more ways than one.
You see, each time that young man caught bricks, he was not only making his hands stronger, he was building character and the foundation for success in his later years. With each brick he caught, he was even more determined to be successful in life. When he wasn’t helping his father and going to school, he was pushing himself through football workouts to be better than any other football player. You see the young man’s name is Jerry Rice, and he went on to become the most successful NFL All-Pro wide receiver of all time with the San Francisco 49ers. Some of you non-football fans may know him as a contestant from the television program, “Dancing with the Stars.”
The following are the six success secrets that Jerry Rice used that can easily motivate you to achieve success in any aspect of your business, career, and life: