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Are you a Goal Getter?
By Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone
Published December 30, 2010

Are you a Goal Getter?

Happy New Year! This is the time of year a lot of us start setting goals and New Year resolutions. We get inspired moments, but a few weeks later, we allow many “Ifs”, “ands”, and “buts”, to over whelm us, and we stop following through. The main reasons we really pursue goals are to cause ourselves to expand and grow. We say to ourselves, that we are going to do things like, start exercising, stop smoking, get a better job, start meditating, and eating healthier, buy a home, spend more time with family, start your own business, so on and so forth.

Goals plant the seeds that we want to grow in our gardens of life. If we do not plant goals. We will end up with weeds. Iam sure you’re familiar how this concept works. Goals are tools meant to concentrate our focus, and move us in our direction of choice. Goals address changes we want to make in our behavior, our valves, our circumstances, or all of the aforesaid.

Your current dispositions in life do not reflect your ultimate potential, but rather the size and quality of goals upon which you currently are focusing. Many people in life knew what they should do, but the stark realization is that, they rarely do it. The process of setting goals works a lot like your eyesight. The closer you get to your destination, the greater clarity you gain. Try putting your goals on paper, just this simple action of committing your ideas to paper, have the ability to make than more real to you. In addition, it will exponentially increase your chances of accomplishing them. Writing exposes undefined terms, unrealistic time frames, and other symptoms of fuzzy thinking.

You have to formulate clear and specific goal, because they make clear what actions are needed, or what results are expected. Put them in a place where you can look at them daily. Also, tell people your goals whom you know will make it more difficult to stray from them. People who will hold you to a higher standard when you are up against challenges. All kinds of things can come between you and your goals, such as constraints on time and money. Anticipate obstacles, and start looking now for plausible solutions. Check in with your feelings; think about how the process of setting your goals felt. Consider the satisfaction you will gain in attaining your goals. It is also important to set short and long-term goals. The more goals you can set for your life, the more direction you will have.

Decide on a list of small, achievable step, you can fulfill on the way to obtaining your goals. Write these steps down on a daily to-do list. Take notice of your progress and celebrate your success. The “law of process”, Teaches us not only to break a journey into shorter sections, but also to appreciate each step as if it were an end in it self. That way, we succeed many times, not just when we reach our goals. When you achieve one goal, set another one, be goal orientated, all successful people are. Goals are dreams with a dead line; they are the common denominator between a life of dreaming, and a life of living your dreams.

Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone is the author of the book, “To Bang or Not To Bang-A Book Of Questions” now available at Borders and

Mr. Pitts can be reached at



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