Thursday, June 29, 2006

Productive rambling uncovers your goals

Goal setting- is it really as difficult as it can sound? Not really.

Sitting down with a pad of paper, set a timer for 10 minutes and write your stream of thought. Do not take your pen up off the paper, even if it seems you are just rambling. As you write, you'll be surprised just how many inner thoughts will surface to be written down. Usually the 'to do' list comes out first, but underneath that you'll begin to see the inner desires and thoughts. Keep writing. If you feel unfinished when the timer goes off, keep writing. There is no limit, just a minimum of 10 minutes.

After you're finished take a separate piece of paper and make a list of all the themes that are in your ramblings. Those subjects, or themes are the beginnings of your goals list.

Think about each item on your list. What would you like to have happen? What do you see a year down the road? Write it down on your goal list.

Often it is the clutter in our mind that keeps us from realizing our goals. Sorting the subjects that float around in your mind can easily lead you to uncover the things you would like to have in your life.

Do this exercise often to keep your mind clear.

As you accomplish each goal, put a checklist next to it on your list and pat your self on the back. What new goal will you add to your list in it's place? The sky's the limit. You can accomplish any goal you set your mind to.

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