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A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow – George S. Patton

Do you recognize when what you have is good enough?

How would you be if you could stop striving and appreciate what you have?

What would you start today if you believed that you were ready?

You’re probably ready.

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Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them — John Updike

How different would you feel if you believed that your dreams were actual possibilities?

Is there one area in your life right now where you can be more confident or have more faith?

What actions would you take now if you believed your dreams were coming true?

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All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody. But I see now I should have been more specific. – Jane Wagner

How specifc are you with what you want?

Do you know what you’ve wanted all your life?

How different might you be, act or feel if you could name exactly what you’re striving for?

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From Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is

more important than any other thing. - Abraham Lincoln

How resolved are you to get that new job, make the career change, or advance to the next level?

Why aren’t you moving on the actions you know you need to make?

What support can you give yourself so you can get moving towards these goals?  It’s not helpful to beat yourself up over inaction or to regret that you haven’t started sooner.  Just get the support you need and move forward now.

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The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. — Ben Stein

Do you know what you want?  Before you worry about how to get it, whether or not you can get it, or when you will get it, do you know what IT is?  Do you know why you want it?  Often the why is the most powerful motivator.

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Good Example of Measurable Goals: Erica.biz

Goals that are measurable are always good.  Check out the link below for a great example of measurable goals.  I am partial to this blog because Erica Douglass gives very practical advice for entrepreneurs.  While most of the SixFigureStart readers are employees/ jobseekers, there is a lot of overlap in today’s market:  employees often take side businesses or freelance; the proactive job search requires brand-building akin to what entrepreneurs need to do; and positioning for today’s job search requires understanding client issues in a similar way required of business owners.

So check out a great business-building blog to inspire your own concrete goals in 2010:

http://www.erica.biz/2010/2010-goals/

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Thanksgiving Gift To Our Blog Readers

Happy Thanksgiving!  In appreciation of your readership, we are hosting a free teleclass on Monday, Nov. 30, to Make 2010 Your Best Year Yet, including strategies and tips for setting and reaching your career and life goals:

EVENT:  SixFigureStart:  Make 2010 Your Best Year Yet

DATE & TIME: Monday, November 30th at 7:00pm Eastern

FORMAT: Simulcast! (Attend via Phone or Webcast — it’s your choice)

REGISTER HERE:  http://bit.ly/2aTmfq

Presenter:  Caroline Ceniza-Levine

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Resource management, the personal way

I did an interview for The Institute for Success and Goal Achievement in July — 4 obstacles to success, 4 solutions to success, general life coaching stuff.   One of the key points I focus on in the interview and in a lot of my coaching is how people use their personal resources.  We know that companies have resource management groups that allocate people and budgets and material to different projects.  How are you allocating your time, money, skills and energy? 

I had a friend who had a demanding job, two small kids, a husband also with a demanding job, and many community service commitments.  She dreamed of writing a book.  So she blocked off time to write.  She scaled back on projects and gave up the short-term cash for the long-term investment of completing her manuscript.  She researched the subject of her novel and honed her writing skills.  She committed to writing that book and told everyone she’d do it.  She put 100% of her resources behind the book, and yes, she finished it.  But no it didn’t get picked up.  Instead, a few years later she published another book.  Completely different subject than she imagined, but she became a published author nonetheless. 

We don’t always know how things will turn out.  But we need to get started.  And we need to commit our resources (our time, money, skills and energy) to what we want.

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