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A Simple Shift That Can Transform Your Attitude

November 5, 2014 by  
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Tennis star Author Ashe contracted AIDS in 1983 from a blood transfusion he received while undergoing heart surgery. He did not become bitter, but lived out his Christian faith by helping others and doing good. He said, “I ask God to show me His will and to give me strength to carry out that will.” […]

How To Become More Optimistic

September 17, 2014 by  
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Professor Martin Seligman, Ph.D., author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness has conducted extensive research on optimism and pessimism. His research has demonstrated that there are significant advantages to being an optimist. “Pessimists are eight times more likely to become depressed when bad events occur; they do worse at school, sports and most jobs than […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals To Achieve Your Dreams (Part 1)

May 14, 2014 by  
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Although I found the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting acronym helpful, I realized that it could be improved. For example, some of the words in the acronym were redundant. If a goal is Specific, it’s already Measurable. If a goal is Achievable, it is automatically Realistic. Through the years, as I have helped my coaching clients reach their goals, I developed what I call “The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goal Setting System.”

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 2):  S is for Specific

May 14, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I introduced the “The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goal Setting System.” In today’s post I will discuss the importance of setting Specific goals. If you want to be successful in goal-setting, you need to be as specific as possible. Vague goals are not very motivating. Specific goals provide clarity and focus. Instead of setting […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 3):  M is for Meaningful

May 14, 2014 by  
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  In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of setting Specific goals. In today’s post I will show why it beneficial to set Meaningful goals. In the traditional acronym, M stands for measureable. However, I include this idea in “A” for “Action Plan.” Choosing a goal that is personally meaningful to you is critical […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 4):  A is for Action Plan

May 14, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the necessity of setting Meaningful goals. In today’s post I will show why it important to create an Action plan when setting goals. A detailed action plan is essential to turning your goal into reality. To accomplish your goal, you will need to take dozens of actions over the course […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 5):  R is for Realistic

May 14, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the necessity of creating a detailed Action plan when setting goals. In today’s post, I will show why it important to set Realistic goals.  For a long time, I resisted setting realistic goals. To me “realistic” somehow seemed humdrum and not very inspiring. I viewed a realistic goal as […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 6): T is for “Track Your Progress”

May 13, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of setting Realistic goals. In today’s post, I will show why it important to Track Your Progress. The key to your success is hidden in your daily routine. Each day you need to record in writing what actions you actually took to accomplish your goal.I encourage you to […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 7): E is for “Enlist Support from Others”

May 13, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of Tracking Your Progress when working on your goals. In today’s post, I will show why it is so helpful to Enlist Support from Others. As you work toward achieving your goals, you will inevitably encounter road blocks and times of discouragement. This is why it is so important […]

How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 8): R is for “Reward Yourself throughout the Process”

May 13, 2014 by  
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In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of Enlisting support from others when working on your goals. In today’s post, I will show why it is so helpful to “Reward yourself throughout the process.” As I’ve mentioned previously, achieving long-term goals can be very challenging and frustrating.  This is certainly true for me with regard to writing […]

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