Sunday, January 9, 2011

Looking Forward

Curiously enough, after yesterday's post on looking back, I spent a couple of hours today on Goal setting. It was a workshop by Master Tran, that made it to my radar - and I'm so glad it did!

I have always been a goal setter. Always. I know what works best for me in terms of motivation. I know how to do it. I have been professionally trained to write "Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, Time - sensitive" (AKA 'SMART') goals. (We call it a "Nursing Care Plan", but that's another story!). I know HOW to do it. But I learned something VERY important. I learned to look for the "why".

Why is this goal important?

The "why" is what will get me through the mornings that I don't *really* want to get up, and get me to bed on time, when I'd rather follow up on some Facebook statuses.

It gave me a little different perspective for this upcoming year, as I am looking forward.

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