Goal Setting – "To Thine Own Self Be True"

Are you trying to rebuild your life?

*where do you see yourself one year from now?

*where do you want to be in the next 5 or 10 years?

Wrong values and wrong goals set you on the path to nowhere!

Unrealized dreams, untapped potential, wasted opportunities and unsolved problems can bring feelings of being at the mercy of the unknown.

Fear creates helplessness and anxiety that cause negative emotions about the future.

Life should reflect who we truly are to find our fulfillment in life and to maximize our potential.

“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”

“To Thine Own Self be True!”

A future that is based on your interests adds value to life.

Values that are important to you should be used as guidelines within which to think and direct behavior.

Big or small, dreams can provide the direction through making goals and plans to reach them.

They can keep you going even through adversity, to climb the ladder of success.

“The starting point of all achievement is desire”.

-Napoleon Hill

Your Conscience

Peace of mind is essential to being more productive.

The conscience is a part of an individual’s value system that will tell you what is right and what is wrong.

Listen to your conscience to make wise choices.

Faith and Hope

Hope can mean the difference between giving up and going on.

Like a bright shining light, it creates a confident expectation to persevere and to endure anything and everything towards a brighter tomorrow.

Faith is the pathway to the power of your imagination that sees the positive in all situations.

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

Thomas Aquinas


Self-confidence is an attitude that reflects inner feelings and the self-image of the individual.

It is associated with optimism about future outcomes.

It means having faith in your choices and actions to accomplish desired goals, to create opportunities and to maximize your potential.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge is founded upon acquiring relevant information through experience or education.

Experience is practical and is gained over a period of time which help you develop skills.

Confidence grows as knowledge and experience increases.


Self-discipline is inner strength over yourself, your actions and your reactions to withstand difficulties, whether physical or emotional.

It gives you the determination to persevere to achieve your goals.

Health and Vitality

To achieve any goal in life you must have abundant energy that enables you to get through the day and provides that good-to-be alive feeling.

A well-balanced, nutritionally rich diet and exercise program is the foundation to that inner feeling of well-being and vitality.

Keys to healthy living:

*avoid the extreme and harmful

*moderation where necessary

*peace of mind


*a clear conscience

*spiritual fulfillment


Why be a puppet of fate, chance or wishful thinking?

A vivid vision of your ideal future opens your eyes to your goals and their end result.

Goals that are in line with your values and interests add purpose to life.

They motivate, establish priorities, give a direction and provide the energy to keep you focused on achievement.

Goals that seem complicated should be broken down into smaller step-by-step sub-goals – each small gain will bring you closer to your goal.

They help to overcome inertia (a tendency to do nothing) and build confidence with each sub-goal achieved.

Plans provide the resources needed to reach each goal.

Desire to achieve generates the power of action.

Persistence provides the continued effort to follow through despite obstacles – it is the difference between success and failure.

*your goals must be realistic

*your decisions must be based on relevant facts

*self management helps to get things done

*regular reviewing lets you know how well you are going

*motivation to achieve moves you to action

Power of the Mind

The mind and imagination are the tools of creation.

Optimism opens the path to self-fulfillment.

It keeps you constantly inspired to visualize a brighter future through positive actions.


The important thing about opportunity is the individual who:

*takes it when it comes along

*sets out to look for it

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

-Chris Grosser

Taking Action

To achieve any goal, initiative is needed to get started.

Examples of initiative include:

*innovative thinking





Passion that is enduring can transform your life.

*think about the possibilities.

*think about the rewards

Positive expectations bring positive results.

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