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2008
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Goal Setting – The SEXY Way – Part #2

This is the second post, in a 2-part series discussing how powerful the effects of goals can be in your life… if you implement them correctly and with enthusiasm. To read the first post, please [CLICK HERE]

Alright my people… so yesterday, I identified why Goals are sexy! No, goals don’t have curvy hips and long legs… and no, goals don’t have bulging biceps or plump pectorals, but they are definitely the SEXY thing for you to have in your life.

Goals influence you, goals motivate you, goals pull you higher than you could ever hope to reach, and goals help to define you.

So, let’s go into more specifics on goals… if you read the previous blog post yesterdat, you will definitely understand why it is important and VITAL that you have goals.

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Goals MUST be written down somewhere (on a notebook, on a sheet of paper, etc.). If you just keep your goals in your head without writing the vision down on paper… you will forget what it is… and the goal will lose it’s power of influence in your life.

Goals MUST be put in a place where you can view and read them at least once a day (such as on your bedroom or office wall, on the fridge, in your underwear drawer, etc.). The more times you are able to read your goals on a daily basis… the more ingrained it will become in your mind and your spirit.

Here’s something that I learned while going to college (yes… I actually learned something good in college). Goals must be S.M.A.R.T…. meaning that your goals must be:

(S)pecific
(M)easurable
(A)ttainable
(R)ealistic
(T)imely

Specific – Meaning you don’t focus on just setting some general goal, like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to make more money”… that’s too general! Your goals should look more like “I will join a gym, workout 3 days a week, and lose 25 lbs.”… or “I will go back to school, learn a new discipline, and will raise my salary up by $20,000 a year.”

Have a little attitude and a little spunk in setting your goals… you’ll like it!

Basically you identify the Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why of your goal.

Measurable – You have to be able to measure your progress of your journey to reaching your goal. So if you want to lose 25 lbs in 5 weeks… you would measure yourself each week by making sure you’ve lost at least 5 lbs. each week. If you haven’t lost at least that much weight, you know you are off-track some and need to work a bit harder.

Attainable – You can attain (or have) almost any goal that you set eventually with hard work, a positive mindset, and perseverance. Think to yourself… is it important that I reach this goal. If not, then it probably isn’t a good goal for you to have in the first place.

Realistic – While I am a firm believer that we as sons and daughters of the most high God can reach almost anything that we set out to do… let’s take a step back and be real. If you are 3-foot tall midget, you’re probably not going to be able to reach the goal of being an N.B.A. basketball player.

If you were not born in the United States of America… and are not at least 35 years of age… you cannot ever hope to be President of the United States.

Most things in life CAN be reached in life with goals and faith (firmly believing it will happen)… but make sure that you’re realsitic about it. Make sure you’re willing to put in the time, expenses, blood, sweat, tears, and the effort that is needed to undertake in order for you to reach the goal. Make sure you’re willing to pay the price!

Timely – Goals MUST have a time frame set to them, so that they can WORK for you. So your goals may look like, “I want to graduate from dental school in 2 years” or “I want to be able to bench press 300 lbs. in 6 months” or “I want to be able to purchase my first home by January 1, 2010”.

When you set deadlines to your goals… it keeps them from going dead… and makes them that much more real in your life, and helps to push you harder, so that you can reach them.

That said… write down your goals NOW! You don’t have an excuse not to succeed in life. You don’t have an excuse to not be the person you want to be, or have the things you want to have. You don’t have an excuse not to do the things you want to do in life.

THe only one who can change your life, is you… and you can start today.

Tomorrow is going to come whether you want it to, or not… so you might as well make it brighter by setting your goals today!

Until tomorrow, be blessed and walk in God’s rich abundance today!



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