Posts tagged Goals
6 Check-Points Along the Road to Success

I knew I had to begin somewhere, so I started with my bi-annual routine of cleaning the place up, but instead of putting old things in a box or a bag to put on the side so the place looks clean, I decided to throw things away. This can be a hard step for some, but a good step forward. Then I picked out things that were necessary and put everything else away. This made me realize that the stuff I put away wasn’t really something I needed, so I got rid of that stuff as well. Soon, I had a healthy environment and good habits of keeping a clean de-cluttered room. (Keep in mind that this did not happen over night!)

Now I was ready to take a similar step in my life! I had to do many of the things Jacob mentions in Story Arc. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It’s a short summarized read for what I learned over a span of 3-4 years! Don’t expect to make those changes over a few days, it takes time to change, but if you have an action plan and a goal you are striving toward…you are ahead of the crowd!

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Setting Value-Based Goals

Goals are interesting - I’ve written on them before and it seems no post is ever a catch-all. Everyone has goals but they set and pursue their goals in vastly different ways. Interestingly enough, the different stages of goal setting closely follow Kohlberg's Six Stages of Moral Development.

Though I haven’t performed a study, I’d bet that the bell-curve of the Six Stages of Moral Development and the bell-curve of Goal Setting are very similar. On the primal level, everyone has some sort of goal like eating food, while further up the scale, people tend to fall off.  I’ll give you some examples and let you determine for yourself.

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On Suffering Well -- My Journey with Cancer

I’m 21 years old, and I’m a born and raised southern girl.  I love dance, fitness, chemistry, coffee, baking, and travel. Oh, and over the past six years,

I’ve had cancer three times.

We’ve all heard the saying before, “Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”  I agree, it is much like a marathon.  To be successful, you have to push yourself to your limits.  You must train and prepare in order to reach your goal.  There are times you might want to give up, but you have to muster up the strength to keep going.

So, yes, life is a marathon.

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I FAILED a few of my 2014 goals

2014 was an incredible year for me, full of "firsts," full of adventure and full of transition.

I don't remember setting up any formal New Years Resolutions for myself. I scoured my room and computer anyway and couldn't find any written down anywhere. Shame on me. However, I know that I made two resolutions in my head, both of which which I completed so I guess that counts for something.

1. [CHECK] Read one book every two weeks or 26 books over the course of the year (I've read 30 so far and the year's not over - here are some of my favorites)

2. [CHECK] Publish my first book before my 22nd birthday (which was my Golden birthday, by the way)

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