Saturday, April 07, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Goals

For the A to Z Challenge, my topic is leadership and goal-setting. I am posting short excerpts from my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting, along with an inspiring photo. Enjoy and dream big!

Goals

Goals are empowering. They give us the strength to persevere even through the most difficult situations. Our lives are enriched when we live with a purpose!

Possessing a goal provides a person with something for which to strive. He has a target and destiny awaiting his arrival. Goals give our lives meaning and a reason to continue moving forward. The man with something to live for lives longer. Therefore, we need to set goals, if only to live a long and productive life.


24 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

I have goals, but my deadlines keep getting pushed back. I'd like to be on one of those balloons!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful inspiring G post.
Goals as you say are essential in life,something to strive for and eventually achieve is a wonderful thing.

Happy Easter.
Yvonne.

Clarissa Draper said...

I love setting goals! I set goals for everything.

Jemi Fraser said...

Agreed. It doesn't matter if those goals change and adapt - but to keep moving forward, we need to have them :)

Changes in the wind said...

Love the picture....I assume the goal is to stay up.

M.J. Fifield said...

I have a love/hate relationship with goals. I love to set them but I hate it when I can't accomplish them.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I try to get this across to my students all the time. We all need them.

Elliot Grace said...

...fulfilling our goals is how our work ends up on store shelves.

Great choice ;)

El

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yvonne, my deadline had been moved so many times I might as well make it for five years from now.

Elliot, that is true.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I want a long life!

farawayeyes said...

Woo Hoo, I'm 600. Surely that's somebody's goal.

Donna Shields said...

Agreed. I need goals even if something happens that slightly changes them.

Maryann Miller said...

It took me a long time to realize the importance of having specific goals and planning to achieve them. That was not something that was stressed as I was growing up and I didn't learn it in school.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Farawayeye, it was mine. Thank you.

Maryann, and that's something kids should be taught in school.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

soooo true!
i really need to work on written out set goals!

Rob-bear said...

Goals are also what you get
when you put the puck in the hockey net. ~ Bear

Goals are targets at which to aim. Now that I'm retired, I'm a lot more flexible with my goals. Perhaps I should go back to writing them out, and checking them often.

Well, maybe.

Jan Morrison said...

I am constantly checking my goals against my purpose to make sure that I'm not caught up in trying to do something which doesn't really enrich the planet.
This is a great G post!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Diane. Great G post. Just bought a copy of your book, Overcoming Obstacles With Spunk!, for my Kindle for PC. Look forward to reading it.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the post as I need to sit down and revise my goals. Going to do that tomorrow with wifey.

Kristin Rae said...

Great reminder that I need to set myself some goals! I have all sorts of things I need to do, but I need to write them down and focus!

Tamara Narayan said...

Love the balloons. I have plenty of goals and now, I need to go find the discipline and dead lines to achieve them. Dah-dum-dum.

David Macaulay said...

I think you have hit on what I am missing - goals. Great blog.

J.L. Campbell said...

I don't think we'd get anywhere without goals.

Jai Joshi said...

Having a goal increases motivation which is vital for writers. Love this post, Diane.