Today I’m looking at ‘goal setting’…
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the
more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious,
will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.” – Earl
You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you
set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought,
you are stuck with something below your true talent and
potential.” – Steve Garvey
“Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the
morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.
Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best
out of life.” – Harvey Mackay
I’m just off to reset mine so I can go and fill up my mega
thirsty 4 x 4!
Today we’ll have a look at ‘criticism’ – I always try to refrain from being critical when my wife is doing something I don’t want to do! Here’s a cartoon that was born out of a recent decorating project – along with a few of my favourite quotes…
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise. ~ Mary Kay Ash
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain.. and most fools do.~ Dale Carnegie
Don’t let anyone say you can’t do it. ~ John IlhanAnd my favourite…Never criticize your spouse’s faults; if it weren’t for them, your mate might have found someone better than you! ~ Jay Trachman
‘Go with your strengths. You’ll become even stronger as a result.’
When you love what you do you will never know the tiresome burden of boredom in your life. This is because you are now operating from a position of strength. Those who do this live above, not under, circumstances. They are free to make decisions for their own life because they like who they are, they know who they are and they believe in who they are. Trust your judgment. Take risks. Spread your wings. Experiment. Venture into unknown territory. Try something different. Eat a flavor of ice-cream you’ve never tasted before. Drive a route that you’ve never driven. Fly a kite. Ride a bike. Go fishing. Do it and feel the difference and feel the enstrengthening power that is flowing through your veins.
Words copyright Peter Sinclair 2003