Looking Towards the Future Essay

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Looking Toward the Future Ryan C. Torbert Sr. PSY 202: Adult Development and Life Prof. Mark Ryan June 29, 2014 Setting goals is easy but achieving them is not! That is why setting "SMART" goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely (Student Health 101, January 2013) - is the first step in making your goal a reality. Make your goal as Specific as possible and express it in positive terms. Do you want to stop losing money or do you want to start making money? How much money do you want to make? How do you measure success? You will need a way to evaluate your progress and determine if you are moving towards your goal. For example, if you want to improve your finances, then you should have a way of keeping track of income and expenses. Is your goal achievable? “Consider whether you have the resources necessary to achieve your goal,” says Business Coach and Marketing Consultant (Merlyn Sanchez 2007), who teaches small business owners, consultants, and other solopreneurs how to attract more clients, make more sales and have more time to enjoy their lives.. If not, you need to determine if you can assemble everything required to streamline your process. Remove any obstacles before you get started! Realistic goals are achievable goals, unrealistic goals are just dreams. It is not necessary to be negative but take time to honestly evaluate whether you're being realistic. Losing 30 pounds in 2 weeks is not impossible but it is not very likely and certainly not healthy. Make your goal Timely by stating a due date for your goal AND the action steps involved in achieving it. To achieve my career of becoming a Veteran Service Representative, my academic goal of obtaining my bachelor’s degree and personal goal of assisting every Veteran I come in

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