I like this saying. I REALLY like it.
We set goals all the time. Sometimes those goals result in less than satisfactory outcomes. Have you ever wondered why that is? One explanation is because the goals have been left open-ended. Not giving our objective a target to completion leads to unfulfilled aspirations and ambitions.
Here are five reasons that goals need deadlines.
1. Deadlines avoid procrastination. What is the first thing you think about when there is something to do? Do you try to find a way to put it off? Many people do exactly that all the time. The car is making a funny noise but it still runs so you put off getting it looked at by a mechanic. Then, one day it doesn’t run and the need is immediate. Without a deadline, the achievement of a goal can drag on forever.
2. Deadlines hold you accountable. Every goal needs a way that it can be tracked or measured. When there is a set time or due date for your goals, it’s easier to plan how you will actually achieve it. Setting several deadlines for small goals within a larger goal increases your chances of success. Also, others can help you stay on track when there is a deadline.
To all Mary Kay consultants. Isn’t it great to be able to Dream Another Dream in 2011!
“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him”
(1 Corinthians 2:9, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Osteen, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas
What are the dreams and desires that you have for your future? Maybe you had some big dreams in the past, but things didn’t go the way you planned. So you put them aside and settled for status quo. We’ve all had disappointments and setbacks, but today is a new day, and we serve a God who makes all things new!
Let me challenge you to dig deep and dare to have a big dream for your life. I always say, when one dream dies, dream another dream. Don’t just settle for mediocrity, we serve a God who is above and beyond anything we can think of, and He wants to manifest His greatness through you. Remember, there’s nothing you can dream that God can’t do. Why don’t you ask Him to bring you the right people, the right opportunities, and the right resources? Trust that He is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Dare to believe and dare to dream another dream because He desires to do big things in and through you in this New Year!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for a new day to praise Your name. I dedicate myself to You fresh and anew. Lead me in the ways of my heart; help me to find that new dream, and let everything I do bring glory to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
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A NEW Mary Kay year arrived 07/01/2010! The transition from June 30th to July 1st passing in one day’s time. Finish up. Start Anew. Move forward. Get going. Work your business, and reap the blessings and rewards. Focus on new faces, on skin care. Focus on meeting the needs of others and really care about it! Get your SHINE on, a favorite phrase from last year has entered the new year alongside me. A simple, catchy, power-packed phrase. Bring it own home this year MK sisters. Do your best to make a change in not only the lives of others, but in your own life. Many blessings to you in this wonderful New Year!
Go ahead and imagine the most wonderful, fulfilling life that you can. Jump in your mind past the current obstacles and limitations to the fulfillment of every form of richness that you know life can hold.
Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true. Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be.
If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?
The more closely you get in touch with your dreams, the more able you are to make them real. The more vividly you consider how you want your world to be, the more real and effective tools you will have for making it so.
Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful.
Your life is always moving toward something. Make it something that’s absolutely great.
— Ralph Marston
Forget about what you can’t do. Focus on what you will do.
Dream big dreams and make workable plans that will get you there. Then put those plans into action and do what you will do.
Allow the beauty and richness of your dreams to expand your concept of what you are willing to do. This is your life and you deserve to give yourself the very best.
Intensely feel the accomplishment in your imagination. Let that incomparable feeling of satisfaction push you forward.
Focus on what you will do and you’ll discover that it is more than enough. You have within you the capacity, the ability and the drive to reach whatever dreams are meaningful to you.
Every day is an opportunity for richness and fulfillment. Feel what you will do, and why, and make today the best one yet.
— Ralph Marston
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Give Yourself a Goal
Do yourself a favor and give yourself a goal. Make it meaningful, make it exciting, make it challenging and then make it happen.
Set your goal a little bit beyond what you already know you can do. Then when you reach it you’ll not only have the achievement, you’ll also have an increased level of confidence.
As long as you’re making the effort to live this day, give it a purpose. Give yourself a goal, and transform fleeting time into lasting accomplishment.
From where you are, you can go anywhere. One by one, the goals you set will get you there.
Working steadily and persistently toward a goal will energize all aspects of your life and bring the awesome power of focus to your efforts. There’s truly no feeling quite like it.
Challenge yourself forward with a great and meaningful goal. Give yourself a goal, and make yourself some real treasure.
— Ralph Marston
BE SURE TO LOCK YOUR DOOR!
With the KEY to…
A negative thought came to my mind.
He wore a charming smile
And I was sorely tempted to invite him in awhile.
He said, “You’ve been misunderstood,
Mistreated and maligned.
I’ll help you cry your heart out
If you’ll let me come inside”
But, I kept my windows fastened
And my doors securely closed,
For I knew I’d be the loser
If I let him take control
For negative thoughts can multiply
And crowd the positives out
And make the mind a cesspool of anxiety and doubt.
And so I told the negative thought
I could not let him in.
He went his way, but I am sure that he’ll return again.
But no more will I greet him
With a welcome or a smile
And never will I entertain him even for a while.
I’ll fill my mind with positive thoughts and on the door install
A sign which reads, “DO NOT DISTURB”
When negative comes to call
For tho’ he knocks a thousand times
And yet, a thousand more,
He cannot dominate my mind
If I don’t open up the door.
It starts with a seed, suddenly,
new growth is in your hands!
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”