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1/20/14 11:25 A

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Thanks for the helpful tips! I'm currently studying for an exam at school and I have been procrastinating, but I'm going to use these tips to get back on track.

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1/19/14 8:21 A

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Thanks for the tips! I think mini-goals are important. When the to-do list gets so long that you can't see the bottom of it - it is easy to just give-up. When you take one or two of those items off the list and say you will do them today - then they WILL get completed! Thanks again for the great advice!

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1/18/14 8:48 P

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What a happy feeling when you can say, ‘Goal Set, Goal Met!’ I challenge you to do these mini tasks this week related to your goals. They’re easy, and they’re sure to give you that needed sense of accomplishment to help keep you motivated!

1) Set a mini-goal today What is it you would like to achieve? To get the junk drawer organized? To read chapter one of the ‘learn to play’ piano book you got for Christmas? To get your cholesterol and blood pressure checked? Write it down...and make sure it’s a mini-goal that you actually can achieve.

2) Break it down Every goal is achieved by taking one small step at a time. If your goal is to get the junk drawer organized, step one may be to pick a day and time, step two may be to empty the drawer, step three may be to sort items into like-groups, and so on.

3) Set deadlines Set deadlines for your goals. Not ‘sometime next week.’ Not ‘when I get a chance.’ Rather, choose a specific date and time...and then focus on that goal part when that date/time rolls around, keeping in mind that day can actually be TODAY, and that time could be in the next 10 minutes.

4) Tell someone, or a lot of people Tell someone, or a lot of people, about your goals and your deadline...your spouse, your friends, your social network. Ask them to cheer you on, and to tap you on the shoulder if you haven’t accomplished your goals by your deadline. Being accountable to others may be just the push you need to get going.

5) Eyes on the prize Designate a reward for when you’re done with your mini-goal, anything ranging from a 10-minute uninterrupted rest period to buying a new eBook for yourself. The size of the prize should be fairly equal to the mini-goal you achieved

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

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