Jul 182014
 

When it comes to setting goals, you will notice that it will help you choose a path for your life and to help keep your life pushing forward. You will know what you want to achieve and where you place your concentration. You will be able to spot all the things that will sidetrack you or distract you from the main objective. When you have a plan, you will find that you know when you are on track with the goal and when you are not. When you set your goals properly, you will find it to be motivating and help you stick with the main focus. Every time you reach a goal, you will find yourself wanting to keep moving forward. You want to be able to reach for something and be truly focused on it or you’ll never reach anything. Goals help you stay on the right path and they help you stay out of trouble.

You will find that your mind is a wonderful tool and your life will be designed to reach for your dreams and live your life the way that you have always wanted to. You are able to focus on what you want for yourself and then when you set a clear and comprehensive goal you know that you can have such an achievement. It’s important to celebrate your achievements large and small and use them as fuel for the next challenge you set for yourself. When you place a goal on paper, you are able to mark a path for where you want your life to go. Then you are able to physically see that you can do whatever you need to or achieve your goal.

Who uses goals?  Well, Successful people use goals to help them make it to their dreams. Businessmen and women, athletes, students and more use goals to help them create the stair case to their dreams. Without goals, dreams are impossible to realize. When you set goals, you are able to motivate yourself and be able to visualize who you are. You will find that you may have to do a lot of research for you to be able to set your goals properly. You are also going to have to organize your time and find some resources to help you make successful completion of your goal possible. Take a no excuses approach to achievement!

For you to properly set a goal, you must be specific. You need to think about all the details of your goal and what you have to do to meet your objective. You want to make sure that you have everything covered in the plan. When you aim for a goal, you will find things that will distract you. Have a plan when it comes to these distractions. Do you have a friend to help keep you on track? Do you have anyone who cares enough to help you find the path that you stray away from?  Hopefully you can find a backup plan to your problems. Achieving goals requires accountability.

Why are goals so important? Goals give a person direction, and if you don’t have direction then you have no other option but to dream and wonder. Wondering is okay when you are very young, but when it comes to being a responsible adult you are pressured by society to have goals and plan. Goals are the fuel of success. Anyone that has had any level of success uses goals to get there.

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Apr 242014
 

If you have ever seen someone at the end of his or her career get shoved out the door for someone younger with a whole lot less experience, you will like this post. You see, when we become a bit stagnant in learning we in turn become somewhat dormant in carrying our selves forward in our own personal development as well. If you have free training, grants for education and so forth, always make sure to take advantage of this. If you work for a company or you are a student, there is sure to be a concession for training and further education grants for people of this status. To be sure, always check with your organization. If you are an entrepreneur, you should set aside a percentage of your earnings every month to further your training as well.

So, what happens if you have no free training and so forth available to you? Well, the answer to that question is simple; you need to make due with the resources available to you. This may be simply getting course books and studying on your own or taking some college level classes that could further or even change your career. It could be White papers, manuals or even instructional Dvd courses. There is a sleuth of information at your fingertips and all you have to really do is tap into it.

A good source of information is a library and you can even borrow books, cd's, and a whole lot more for free. Don't overlook these government sponsored knowledge banks. There is also a whole lot of information available to you on the internet. You should make Google your friend and cannot tell you how many courses, webinars, teleseminars that I have personally taken because they were available to myself. Remember, we live in the information age and there is a wealth of information that we can get our hands on if we only work on it.

The reason why you want to keep your mind in tiptop shape as a learning machine is simple.

You are either growing or you are simply dying. I've got news for you. If you are a professional that has been out of college for say 10 years and have not achieved any other professional certifications and so on in that time, you are in danger of becoming redundant in one way or another. Remember, if you are not growing you are dying. There is a whole new generation of knowledge workers being trained in the most efficient manner possible and could easily take your place. Doesn't matter if you are entrepreneur working with clients or an employee working with a big corporation, you can easily be replaced. Use this knowledge to drive you and to your advantage in growing yourself and become irreplaceable in any endeavors you undertake.

Keep your mind sharp and your body will follow. When you keep your mind at the top of it's game, you naturally will want to take control of your health and fitness levels, relationships, life freedom and other areas in your life. Get on the path you need for greater learning today. We can all learn something from someone else and never be afraid to admit you don't know the answer but need to understand how to arrive at that answer. You want to basically be an attraction magnet for learning. Once people around you know that you are a beacon of knowledge, you become somewhat indispensable and will be taken more seriously over others that may simply exist. So, I wish you the best in your pursuit of knowledge and that you will use to your advantage for greater success!

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Apr 222014
 

One thing about being a leader is there are no breaks. You always need to be doing something. A large part of being a leader is always learning. I've always felt that there's no limit to the amount of information that can be stored in your brain. Your brain doesn't have a limit on how much you can learn, YOU put a limit on how much you can learn. Having the mind-set of continuous improvement and wanting to learn gives you a tremendous advantage in developing yourself as a person and as a leader. Life-long learning is an essential part of your personal development and growth as a leader.

Improve Your Life

You don't have to be in a classroom or a formal setting to learn. Learning takes place anywhere, everywhere, and at any time. If you make learning one of your goals, you will open your mind to a whole new world. Having an attitude or mind-set of always being open to learning something new will serve you well in the long-run.

The reason I'm writing an article about the subject of learning is because there are people out there who stop learning altogether. They just don't want to learn or choose not to learn. They settle into a comfortable situation and feel they've "made it" or they "know all they need to know." If you ever get to a point where you think to yourself that you can stop learning, you're in trouble. You need to always be looking to learn something new, gain a new perspective, expand your experiences, or acquire new skills. It will, without question, improve your leadership ability by giving you a greater knowledge base, which will help build a strong foundation for you to build upon. The best part is, you can always go back and add to this foundation and make it stronger by learning something new.

Learning is a fundamental part of leadership.

Leaders want to learn and know how essential it is. It doesn't hurt to know more. Learning means having more information, which ultimately allows you to do more with that information. You can use the new knowledge, skill, or experience to your advantage. It goes back to being well-rounded. Learning about a diversity of subjects allows you greater flexibility and different perspectives, which can translate into better decision making and better leadership on your part.

>b>My Strategy

I try to make sure I'm learning throughout the day, every day. Whether meeting someone new and learning about them, or getting someone's opinion on an article I want to write, I make it a point to learn as much as I can. I start off every morning by reading my local newspaper. I like to check out the sports section to see the news on my favorite teams and also the business section. I'll also take a look at any major headlines. The important thing is I do it consistently; I hardly ever miss a day.

Another way I try to learn is asking questions. I like getting thoughts and opinions from others. It gives me another perspective to see from, and it also shows me where that person is coming from and what they're all about. It also helps me build a relationship with that person. If you ask anyone that knows me, they'll tell you I ask a lot of questions, probably too many! But I think its definitely worth the effort because it helps me learn.

Life-Long Learning

You are the only one that can decide to make learning a part of your everyday life. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
• Do you think learning is important?
• Do you want to learn?
• What do you want to learn?
• What do you need to learn?
• Whats stopping you from learning?
• How do you learn?
• How can you help others learn?

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