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Ten of My Favorite Quotes About Goals
1. Duke (Edward Kennedy) Ellington (1899-1974) American Composer Bandleader and Pianist
"A goal is a dream that has an ending."
2. Napoleon Hill
"A goal is a dream with a deadline."
3. Zig Ziglar
"Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill."
4. Unknown author
"Goals that are not written down are just wishes."
5. Jim Rohn
"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them."
6. Mark Victor Hansen
"Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else's results."
"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."
8. Norman Vincent Peale
"All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do."
9. Author unknown
"If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time."
10. Milton Berle
"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are."
About Alvah Parker
Alvah Parker is a Business and Career Coach as well as publisher of Parker's Points, an email tip list and Road to Success, an ezine. Parker's Value Program© enables her clients to find their own way to work that is more fulfilling and profitable. Her clients are managers, business owners, sole practioners, attorneys and people in transition. Alvah is found on the web at http://www.asparker.com She may also be reached at 781-598-0388.
Goal Setting: Stop Failing and Start Finishing
While the idea of goal setting is not a new concept, we do see an ever-increasing number of people becoming more and more frustrated with setting a worthwhile goal. The frustration, it appears, comes from never being able to realize the fruit of their labor. Therefore, it is with this growing number of goal setting failures that I wish to illustrate three fundamentals of proper goal setting that should significantly increase the probability of a finished goal rather than a failed one.
The Illusion of a Final Goal
"..... there is no final goal. There is always further to go. It is a voyage of unending discovery, and as in all such voyages, what is gathered by the wayside is often as valuable as what is found at the destination." G.I. Gurdjieff
Taking Action is Essential for Self Improvement and Success
Much has been written about writing down goals and regularly reviewing and updating them as a major party of self improvement and success. Likewise, it is considered that a plan for the achievement of any goal, and breaking major goals into manageable steps are essential. If you are thinking of stating a new business or any major undertaking, thorough research is certainly required. It is also unlikely that any new businesses will get far without a well written and researched business plan, and the chances of raising money from a bank without one are probably zero.
Not Satisfied With Where You Are; STOP - Change The Action Change The Outcome
"If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will keep on getting what you have always gotten!" So if you don't like how things are going in any area of your business, career, life, STOP!
"A successful attempt at scoring"
Resolutions? Try this!
Several articles and newsletters with the message that New Year's resolutions are a worthless exercise and a poorly disguised setup for failure have passed across my desk this last week, and the year before, and the year before that.
Settling For More
You have enormous promise! Why compromise?
Manage Your Expectations ... And Raise The Bar On Your Quality Of Life!
When I was a newbie in 'the game of life,' I wanted to succeed beyond my wildest dreams. I wanted to make it big and take on the world, all at once. My expectations were so high that not even Jack could reach them on his beanstalk. However, over time, after much frustration and burn out, I shifted to the other extreme by dropping my expectations, and dreams.
If I Won the Lottery, I Wouldnt Have to Job Search!
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, I
Dreams, Goals, And Aspirations - Is This Holding You Back?
In this short article I'd like to discuss a certain kind of belief that holds many people - people who are quite capable and talented - back from reaching goals, realizing dreams, and becoming all that they can become. The concept of the "Absolute Presupposition" is central to this discussion. (The term was originally coined by the British philosopher R.G. Collingwood, in a somewhat different context.)
Getting What You Want
1. Recognize that you are the source of everything that you want.
Simple Ways to Super-Charge Your Goals and Make Them Work!
Goals. Most people have a love-hate relationship with goals. They love them because they are such a great idea and a wonderful way to motivate us to achieve, as well as evaluate our progress, but hate them because for many, they more often than not go unattained and simply frustrate them. This isn't what goals should do!
A true commitment is a heart felt promise to yourself, from which you will NOT back down, no matter what the circumstances may be!
To have a goal is like having a road map. It shows you where to go, and where not to go. Would you begin a trip to an unknown city without first looking at a map? Probably not.
Getting ready for a transition? Read the Fine Print of Your Dream
"In the factory we make lipstick; in the drugstore we sell hope." That's what Charles Revson, Revlon's founder, supposedly said.
Creating Your Vision for Your Business, Career, and Life
Many people go through their daily lives feeling overwhelmed. There are so many things to do and there never seems to be enough time or energy to do them all. Is this how you feel about your business, career, or life?
Goal Getting: 5 Steps to Get You There Quickly
One of the things that frustrated me while in school was that most of the psychology books specialized in complicating things. It's the same with many self-help books as well. I always wondered why relationships, change and meeting goals couldn't be made much more simple.
Achieve Your Desires By Scoring Goals
Do you have a desire? Silly question I know because everybody has desires, just not the same ones. Of course there are many that most of us share like those old clichés of health, wealth, and happiness. But there are some that are exclusive to a certain group of people. For example; a musician may desire to play at the Albert Hall but have no interest in constructing his own website. But enough rambling, it's time I got to the point.
GOALS The Power Line to Success and Achievement
WHY DO WE NEED GOALS?
Sabbatical from Work? Start Here!
Many people envy academics who take sabbaticals. What they don't realize is that sabbaticals are not designed as time on the beach. You are supposed to use your free time to accomplish specific projects. Often you are not allowed to embark on a sabbatical if your plans seem vague or unproductive.
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