I recently stumbled across the wonderful blog entry below that was written by John almost two years ago. It addresses the idea of goal setting. The timing is perfect. With the New Year rapidly approaching, many of us may be thinking of what resolutions to make this time around.  

This year, I plan on taking John’s advice. Rather than making nebulous resolutions like “This year I resolve to work out more often”, I plan to take part of New Year’s Day to write out specific goals and the steps that can be taken to achieve them. As you read the article below you may be inspired to do the same! 


This is the time of year when we review what happened last year, and set our goals for 2006. Setting goals is a trait that sets apart those people who are successful. Just writing out your goals makes them much more likely to be realized.

I used to teach goal setting when I was a psychotherapist at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California. I worked with people who were obese. The principals of how to set goals are pretty much the same no matter what you are aiming for.

 “The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.”   Cecil B. De Mille

Here is a link to a wonderful program that will take you through the process as well as I could if I were there with you. And it’s free!


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