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Visualize Your Goals

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By Anna D. Banks

If you are committed to achieving big things in life, this amazing tool could keep you inspired for your goals and in a positive mindset… helping you to manifest the prosperity you deserve!

Review: Vision Board by OrangePeel Ltd

This company OrangePeel Ltd has come up with a way of visualizing your goals and dreams by displaying your dream images, affirmations and power words on your computer screen and other digital devices like your iPod. I though it was an interesting idea and decided to get a copy. Now that I have been using “Vision Board” for a couple of weeks, I thought I should share some of my impressions with you about whether or not it lives up to the promises that OrangePeel Ltd makes about it on their web site. Read More→

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By Anna D. Banks, GCDF

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ~~ Stephen A. Brennan

A goal poster, also known as a treasurer map or vision board is an excellent tool to assist people in career transition clarify his or her reasons for working; set long and short term goals; and make a plan of action.

The goal poster is created by an individual to illustrate what he wants in this life. A goal poster is a personal collection of an individual desires and no restrictions are placed on the images or words displayed on the poster.

Last week, participants in the February 2008 Job Search Program created goal posters covering life areas such as career, finances, family, and health. The goal posters were created by pasting images and words on a poster to display the individual’s goals. The images were taken from magazine photos, personal photos, or hand drawn pictures and sketches. As well, the words were cut from media formats or handwritten.

Join me in viewing the personal & career goal posters of the men and women participating in the February 2008 Job Search Program at Essex County College.

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
Diana Scharf Hunt

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
Karen Ravn

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Pamela Vaull Starr

“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.”

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Larry Elder

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Frank A. Clark

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin E. Mays

“Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has already defined his own limitations” ~ Cavett Robert

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” ~ Christopher Columbus
“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers”
Jean Piaget

By Anna D. Banks, GCDF
Employability Coach, Adjunct Profesor ECC-WDP

Determination is a key factor that helps us achieve our goals. Goal setting is the process of identifying something that we wish to achieve in a specific period of time. Many of us still do not set goals in our lives, and some don’t even know how they can do so. When they do suddenly decide they need defined goals, they are often unrealistic. So, set your goals with both feet firmly on the ground, keeping your strengths and weaknesses in mind.

One of the best things that you can do for yourself is to put your goals down on paper with pictures or some other visual representation of your goals. If you stick this up somewhere near your work desk, you can often refer to it to see how you are progressing, and it is fulfilling to see all the goals you have already achieved.

Have you heard about the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting outline? It is the acronym for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVEBLE, RELEVANT and TIME RELATED outlines. If you take all of these factors into account when setting your goals outline or creating your goals poster, you will no doubt come up with a fantastic set of goals, suited to none but yourself.

Members of the November 2007 Workforce Development Program at Essex County College accepted the challenge of putting their goals on paper.