A Guide to Personal Goal-Setting

I have found setting goals to be an especially useful tool since my children left the house, leaving me with a lot more time to reconnect with and realize my dreams of being a children’s author and helping others. Whether your children are grown, your children are still young, or you don’t have any children at all, it is vital to establish your goals.

     So, where do you want to go in life? Get a precise “big picture” of what you want to do in all of the fields of your life. These “big picture” goals should embrace various areas, such as artistic, education, career, spiritual, family, financial, physical, community service, and friendship goals. If you’re anything like me or the average woman, you probably have many different facets of life that are important to you—your marriage, your children, your career, and wellness or faith, for example. Make sure to write your grand vision down and all of the more detailed goals your vision encompasses.

     By setting sharp, clearly-defined goals, you can measure your progress and celebrate the achievement of your goals, raising your self-confidence and your ability to achieve further goals. Your smaller goals should include dates and amounts where applicable so you can measure your achievement. Keep them realistic and attainable so you can reap the rewards of having attained what you want. Determine which goals have priority so you don’t feel overwhelmed by everything you’ve set out to do. Lastly, don’t let anyone but yourself determine what your goals are, and the sky is the limit in what you can dream.

 

Tina Turbin

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18 Responses to A Guide to Personal Goal-Setting

  1. Gina says:

    Goal setting really is SO vital. I’ve already started teaching my kids this!

  2. Cathy says:

    Thanks for the tips! I’ll definitely be sharing this!

  3. Mazz says:

    I recommend getting a notebook just for goals.It’s such a big difference writing it all down.

  4. Judy says:

    Thanks, Tina. This was inspiring!

  5. Harmonie Whittler says:

    Kids should get started making goals early on. At the start of the schoolyear, I have my kids lay out everything they want to accomplish, and I really think this makes a huge difference.

  6. Bethany says:

    Are there any books you can recommend on this topic?

  7. Georgette says:

    I just came here from the glutenfreehelp.info website and I had no idea you were a children’s author. This is great. Just ordered Danny the Dragon!

  8. JaxMomma says:

    I have come from your http://glutenfreehelp.info website as well. Thanks for all you’re doing, Tina. Keep it up!

  9. Barbara Hogenson says:

    I really enjoy reading about goal-setting on your personal website, http://tinaturbin.com. Glad to see it on Danny the Dragon!

  10. Marion says:

    I ordered the Danny the Dragon book, CD, and DVD for my grandson’s birthday later this month, and I am so excited to give him his gifts I can hardly wait!

  11. Georgia Peach says:

    You know, I really find that making organized to-do lists on a daily basis really helps me achieve my goals. I just make sure that everything on that day’s list is aligned with what I really want to be doing, and I try as best as possible not to do other things…it can be hard sometimes with little kids, but I try my best;)

  12. Danielle says:

    Thank you for this. This may just be the missing ingredient in my life. I’m going to try laying out my goals tonight!

  13. Kristin says:

    I really like these motivating pieces. More please!

  14. Brittany says:

    This was a really good read, and very motivating.

  15. Faith says:

    Thanks so much. I think writing down goals is especially important in “life after momhood,” as you call it on your site, http://tinaturbin.com.

  16. Larissa says:

    Spot-on! You don’t have to save all your goal-setting for New Years Resolutions!

  17. Alexis says:

    Wow. This really gave me a new perspective on setting goals.

  18. Jenafer says:

    Thanks, it’s so nice to get tips from you on how to become successful! You’re an inspiration, Tina!

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