Your Life’s Purpose

Where is the purpose of your life hiding that it needs to be found?

I remember growing up in the 70’s hearing one adult after another discussing direction and purpose; almost always in terms of a some kind of quest. I thought that these things were elusive, difficult to get to, impossible to define, mysterious.

Holding that belief helped myself– and at least an entire generation– to ask more interesting questions about human development. We may have been humanists, but we certainly used the scientific method for our mission’s discovery. Query, check, query, query, check, query…

Mentally we soared, spiritually we flowered… and some of us actually came to “get” what life’s purpose is all about. We felt what it was like to be on target, we noticed how lousy it felt to be off it. We reveled in the discoveries…and this was good.

But what is good in times of leisurely query is not always good in times of crisis. Occasionally someone needs to flat-out KNOW their purpose and take action accordingly. Someone needs to heal the sick, tend to the elderly, build buildings and stop fires. Someone needs to know what their life is about and take steps to manifest it. Someone needs to become the leader.

“Great,” you may say, “for those people who know what their life is about.” And great too, for those of you who admire those who know– because you are one step closer to knowing your own life’s purpose.

If you are good at “the quest,” then you might want to query yourself about those admired individuals who DO know their purpose: 1) what specifically is it they are doing that is so appealing? 2) what kind of qualities has this person developed? 3) if this person’s mission/purpose were tweaked for the better, what would it be then?

Regarding question number 3: would THAT be a worthy enough purpose for you to go with? Or do we still need a thunderbolt to seal your fate?

If you need something other than an internet article to promote your mission, then here is the question you need to answer honestly for yourself: what has to happen in order for you to KNOW what your purpose is?

Determining your life’s purpose is your finest creative act. And it IS important. So, ask what you need, and make your mission matter.

Your 12-Point Plan for Personal Success

No one becomes successful by accident. Success requires making a plan and sticking to it. It is simple, but does require commitment; it is not hard to do, but does require hard work. The good news is that once you begin, the results start coming almost instantly. The miracle of successful living is that the smallest step towards success attracts more success! Here is a very brief outline of the key points that will help you achieve the highest levels of success.

1. Look into the nearest mirror – the person staring back at you is the only person responsible for your success. Smile! No one else is the cause of your success or to blame for your short comings. Successful people take full responsibility for their actions.

2. Smile back at your reflection. Successful people are cheerful, optimistic, and forward thinking. If you think you don’t have anything to smile about, smile anyway. Positive thoughts drive out negative thoughts. It’s hard to have a negative thought while you are smiling!

3. Positive self-esteem is the foundation for success. Feel good about yourself and your abilities, achievements and potential. Don’t dwell on your mistakes. Remind and praise yourself on your past accomplishments. Congratulate yourself for taking positive steps toward a more successful future.

4. Believe in yourself. You are here for a purpose. God doesn’t make extras just to fill in the scenery. Find your mission and begin working to fulfill it.

5. Desire to be a success. Decide right now that you will be successful. Commit to being successful.

6. Associate with successful people. Do what they do. When faced with choices, make the choice a successful person would make. Blow your bonus check on a gambling trip or invest it?

7. Avoid unsuccessful people. Do not under any circumstances associate with negative people. Negative people are toxic; they destroy, they do not build. They are vampires that can live only by draining the life from others. The odds are greater that they will pull you down faster than you can lift them up. You can choose to stay away from all the negative people in your life. Avoid all the whiners, complainers, blamers and thumbsuckers.

8. Do what you are best at and what you get the most satisfaction from. There is no reason to stay stuck doing things that are frustrating, boring, unhealthy, unproductive, demeaning or unfulfilling.

9. Write down a vision of how you want to live your life. Be specific. Where you want to live, what kind of carpet, who your friends are, the pony’s name, what the new church rec hall you donated looks like, etc. Make a Future Scrapbook; paste in pictures, drawings, essays, clippings. Make up news headlines about your achievements. Every day visualize yourself as you would like to be – and then act that way!

10. Write down your biggest goal, the one you most want to fulfill. Write it in the present tense, “I am…”, “I have…”, “I contribute…”. Success is the result of a personal decision, so start your goal with “I”. Read your goal aloud every morning and night. Tell people your goal. Make a plan to achieve your goal and stick to it.

11. Study the science of success. Read books, listen to tapes, watch videos and positive TV programming. Talk to successful people and ask them how they became successful. Fill your mind with positive thoughts and give yourself positive self- affirmations.

12. Every day do something that brings you closer to your goal. Never give up. You can only fail if you quit trying. Keep on keeping on and you will succeed. Achieving success requires following a system. Begin today by putting these 12 points into daily practice.

Everybody experiences fear of failure, uncertainty, insecurity, low self-esteem, indecision, depression, nervousness and embarrassment. Successful people master these temporary conditions by taking positive action, by sticking to their plan, by maintaining their vision of the future, by learning from setbacks and by redicating themselves to the pursuit of their mission. By following these simple steps you will become successful and achieve all that you desire.

 

Writing your goals has tremendous benefits…

Can Materialize Your Goals By Catherine GlennieWriting is a great success strategy – as well as a power-packed way of keeping yourself on track for success, happiness and personal progress.When we write, we mobilise a multi-sensory moment that not only powerfully activates our inner success mechanism, but starts to magnetise the good things we desire into our lives.

One of my course delegates used this technique to create her own fabulous version of success. Here’s Arlene’s story:

“I started writing affirmations when I first started a new job in March. It was the first time I had worked for a listed IT company, and, therefore, knew that the targets would be higher than at small IT companies – and they were. My targets at my previous company was R1 million, and at my new company they were R3 million.

“I had to sign a contract stating that if I did not achieve my targets after a six-month period, I would leave.

“This was quite scary because I hadn’t ever achieved my R1 million targets at my previous company, and now I had to do three times more than that!”

Instead of allowing the situation to get on top of her, this inspiring Cape Town lady created the following empowering statement for herself: “I am a successful salesperson reaching over 100 percent of target every month/quarter/year.”

She started to write this success motto down, filling an A4 page each day. But things didn’t go as planned.

“After about two months of writing, I couldn’t see any difference, and I wasn’t reaching my target. I became very despondent, and stopped writing for eight weeks.

“At the beginning of June, I decided that I was going to start writing again, no matter what, and I was going to commit, even if nothing happened. I needed to catch up on two months’ worth of writing – and I did.

“It felt good to start writing again and slowly but surely I started seeing some signs: big quotes I needed to do; more proposal opportunities.

“And then it happened! On July 25, I received an order for nearly R4m. Only a month later I closed another deal, this time for R4.3m. Needless to say, I was ecstatic! I knew it was definitely due to the writing.

“I am now the top salesperson in my company by about 40 percent. Everyone is complaining about how bad business is, and I just continue writing my affirmations.”

The success strategy of repeatedly writing down your motto and goals will deliver big result. This story proves it.

Writing is an easy way to materialise your goals. It’s easy and can be done most anywhere at anytime, whether sitting quietly at home, waiting for an appointment, or even during your lunchbreak at work.

But Arlene’s story demonstrates that the key to making the strategy work is to persist, irrespective of whether it seems to be working or not.

The world we live in has conditioned us to instant results, yet true success has a timeline, and to get what you want you need to commit over time. All the success strategies in the world will never replace the need to keep going.

So this week, join the rank of the top achievers. Whip out that pen and paper and start writing – knowing while others complain and go down, you’re writing your way to success.

Catherine Glennie is a motivational speaker. For more details of the talks she gives at conferences, meetings and events, send an e-mail to her at motivator@mweb.co.za, call 011 658 1951 or see her training products at http://www.CatherineGlennie.com

Your Personal Strategic Plan

Corporations do it. Entrepreneurs do it (well, some of them). Many successful businesses develop a strategic plan to help them get clarity and focus.

For years, I’ve been helping businesses develop their strategic plan. A few years ago, it occurred to me that you could have a personal strategic plan that would help you individually get clarity and focus on your own preferred future.

The world has become a complicated place in which to live. The past few decades have seen enormous, accelerating changes in:

  • technology and social structure,
  • geopolitics,
  • the organizations in which we work.

We are faced with all the uncertainties and fears that come with not knowing what’s going to happen next; but knowing that, whatever it is, it will come very quickly and without warning.

In the midst of all this, we all have our hopes, our dreams, our aspirations; the things we want to do and the places we want to go. This is why it’s so important to make wise decisions about how we invest our time and energy. Why do you feel that there’s more to do than you can possibly do? Because there is more to do than you can possibly do. You must make choices. Often difficult choices.

It is imperative that we are doing the right things, every bit as much as doing things right. You’ve heard of the 80/20 rule — 20 percent of all activities will produce 80 percent of the meaningful results. What’s your 20 percent? What are the handful of activities that will produce the results that you want, that will make a difference, that will take you in the direction you wish to go?

This is what strategic visioning is all about. The purpose of this strategy is to identify those aspects of your business and personal life that require special attention. After all, you can’t do everything, so let’s get focused on those things where it is critical to produce results.

Set aside a couple of hours this month to contemplate your own Preferred Future for the next 3 years. Don’t get hung up on the small stuff. Look beyond today and this week and this month.

Picture yourself thirty-six months from now reflecting on your significant accomplishments of the period. What will have had to happen to make you happy with your progress? This helps us to answer the question we must ask ourselves each day — why am I doing this, is it taking me where I want to go with my life and is it helping me to become the person I want to be.

When you are establishing your personal strategic plan, it is very important that you write it down. I know, you may not want to put this in writing, but there are two compelling reasons to do it:

  1. The very act of putting your vision of your preferred future in writing helps to clarify your thinking. Instead of floating around in your head, writing the personal strategic plan helps you to articulate it better and helps you to be more coherent.
  2. Written vision statements help trigger the Reticular Activating System (RAS). Your brain has an automatic filter (the RAS) that screens out most of the sensory overload that is imposed on us every waking minute of every day. The RAS allows sights, sounds, ideas, etc. to come through to your conscious brain if the RAS determines they are relevant. Relevant to what? Relevant to your currently dominate and clear thoughts. By writing your vision, you help your RAS to pass through to your brain important ideas, people, and other input.

For this breakthrough strategy, identify the six or seven aspects of your personal life that are seriously important to you. Generally, we see categories such as:

family
spiritual journey
health
social involvement
intellectual growth
financial health

In each of these areas, develop a crystal clear vision of where you are going with this. What’s possible. What does it look like when you’re living up to your best expectations in each of these areas? Describe as best you can what it looks like and what it feels like when you have reached the point in each of your key result areas where you are happy with each. Write in the present tense, as if it is already in place. This represents a picture of your future as you prefer it to be.

If you can articulate a clear vision of your preferred future, focusing on those areas that are important to you, that vision becomes the picture on the lid of your life’s jigsaw puzzle. That clear vision allows you to set goals in the direction of your preferred future. That vision provides motivation, energy, purpose and direction. It certainly helps you to communicate with the people around you.

Many people continuously work on personal tasks that are leading nowhere. I believe Thoreau could have been referring to those people when he wrote:

“the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”.

Many others have made financial objectives their sole concern and have paid a heavy price for their success – poor health, failed marriages, neglected friendships, no personal development in any area except business.

Financial success, no matter how great, can never compensate for poor quality of life. In the scheme of things, a properly functioning business is supposed to be the servant of a full and satisfying life that includes good health, close and loving relationships, an exciting spiritual journey, recreation, culture, and a powerful contribution to the community.

If you’re puzzled about how to thrive in the face of relentless, accelerating change, remember this breakthrough strategy. Develop a clear vision of your preferred future, then get laser focused on the key activities that will take you in that direction. You will see performance gains, you will achieve your goals faster and easier, you will have a happier, more satisfying life.

By developing and pursuing your own personal strategic plan, you will increase your energy, motivation, and your sense of satisfaction. In other words, your happiness. It’s your choice to make. Most people are as happy as they choose to be.

Get busy developing that for yourself… Get a Life!!

Writing your goals has tremendous benefits…

Writing Can Materialize Your Goals By Catherine Glenn

Writing is a great success strategy – as well as a power-packed way of keeping yourself on track for success, happiness and personal progress.

When we write, we mobilise a multi-sensory moment that not only powerfully activates our inner success mechanism, but starts to magnetise the good things we desire into our lives.

One of my course delegates used this technique to create her own fabulous version of success. Here’s Arlene’s story:

“I started writing affirmations when I first started a new job in March. It was the first time I had worked for a listed IT company, and, therefore, knew that the targets would be higher than at small IT companies – and they were. My targets at my previous company was R1 million, and at my new company they were R3 million.

“I had to sign a contract stating that if I did not achieve my targets after a six-month period, I would leave.

“This was quite scary because I hadn’t ever achieved my R1 million targets at my previous company, and now I had to do three times more than that!”

Instead of allowing the situation to get on top of her, this inspiring Cape Town lady created the following empowering statement for herself: “I am a successful salesperson reaching over 100 percent of target every month/quarter/year.”

She started to write this success motto down, filling an A4 page each day. But things didn’t go as planned.

“After about two months of writing, I couldn’t see any difference, and I wasn’t reaching my target. I became very despondent, and stopped writing for eight weeks.

“At the beginning of June, I decided that I was going to start writing again, no matter what, and I was going to commit, even if nothing happened. I needed to catch up on two months’ worth of writing – and I did.

“It felt good to start writing again and slowly but surely I started seeing some signs: big quotes I needed to do; more proposal opportunities.

“And then it happened! On July 25, I received an order for nearly R4m. Only a month later I closed another deal, this time for R4.3m. Needless to say, I was ecstatic! I knew it was definitely due to the writing.

“I am now the top salesperson in my company by about 40 percent. Everyone is complaining about how bad business is, and I just continue writing my affirmations.”

The success strategy of repeatedly writing down your motto and goals will deliver big result. This story proves it.

Writing is an easy way to materialise your goals. It’s easy and can be done most anywhere at anytime, whether sitting quietly at home, waiting for an appointment, or even during your lunchbreak at work.

But Arlene’s story demonstrates that the key to making the strategy work is to persist, irrespective of whether it seems to be working or not.

The world we live in has conditioned us to instant results, yet true success has a timeline, and to get what you want you need to commit over time. All the success strategies in the world will never replace the need to keep going.

So this week, join the rank of the top achievers. Whip out that pen and paper and start writing – knowing while others complain and go down, you’re writing your way to success.


Catherine Glennie is a motivational speaker. For more details of the talks she gives at conferences, meetings and events, send an e-mail to her at motivator@mweb.co.za, call 011 658 1951 or see her training products at http://www.CatherineGlennie.com

Your Personal Strategic Plan

Corporations do it. Entrepreneurs do it (well, some of them). Many successful businesses develop a strategic plan to help them get clarity and focus.

For years, I’ve been helping businesses develop their strategic plan. A few years ago, it occurred to me that you could have a personal strategic plan that would help you individually get clarity and focus on your own preferred future.

The world has become a complicated place in which to live. The past few decades have seen enormous, accelerating changes in:

  • technology and social structure,
  • geopolitics,
  • the organizations in which we work.

We are faced with all the uncertainties and fears that come with not knowing what’s going to happen next; but knowing that, whatever it is, it will come very quickly and without warning.

In the midst of all this, we all have our hopes, our dreams, our aspirations; the things we want to do and the places we want to go. This is why it’s so important to make wise decisions about how we invest our time and energy. Why do you feel that there’s more to do than you can possibly do? Because there is more to do than you can possibly do. You must make choices. Often difficult choices.

It is imperative that we are doing the right things, every bit as much as doing things right. You’ve heard of the 80/20 rule — 20 percent of all activities will produce 80 percent of the meaningful results. What’s your 20 percent? What are the handful of activities that will produce the results that you want, that will make a difference, that will take you in the direction you wish to go?

This is what strategic visioning is all about. The purpose of this strategy is to identify those aspects of your business and personal life that require special attention. After all, you can’t do everything, so let’s get focused on those things where it is critical to produce results.

Set aside a couple of hours this month to contemplate your own Preferred Future for the next 3 years. Don’t get hung up on the small stuff. Look beyond today and this week and this month.

Picture yourself thirty-six months from now reflecting on your significant accomplishments of the period. What will have had to happen to make you happy with your progress? This helps us to answer the question we must ask ourselves each day — why am I doing this, is it taking me where I want to go with my life and is it helping me to become the person I want to be.

When you are establishing your personal strategic plan, it is very important that you write it down. I know, you may not want to put this in writing, but there are two compelling reasons to do it:

  1. The very act of putting your vision of your preferred future in writing helps to clarify your thinking. Instead of floating around in your head, writing the personal strategic plan helps you to articulate it better and helps you to be more coherent.
  2. Written vision statements help trigger the Reticular Activating System (RAS). Your brain has an automatic filter (the RAS) that screens out most of the sensory overload that is imposed on us every waking minute of every day. The RAS allows sights, sounds, ideas, etc. to come through to your conscious brain if the RAS determines they are relevant. Relevant to what? Relevant to your currently dominate and clear thoughts. By writing your vision, you help your RAS to pass through to your brain important ideas, people, and other input.

For this breakthrough strategy, identify the six or seven aspects of your personal life that are seriously important to you. Generally, we see categories such as:

family
spiritual journey
health
social involvement
intellectual growth
financial health

In each of these areas, develop a crystal clear vision of where you are going with this. What’s possible. What does it look like when you’re living up to your best expectations in each of these areas? Describe as best you can what it looks like and what it feels like when you have reached the point in each of your key result areas where you are happy with each. Write in the present tense, as if it is already in place. This represents a picture of your future as you prefer it to be.

If you can articulate a clear vision of your preferred future, focusing on those areas that are important to you, that vision becomes the picture on the lid of your life’s jigsaw puzzle. That clear vision allows you to set goals in the direction of your preferred future. That vision provides motivation, energy, purpose and direction. It certainly helps you to communicate with the people around you.

Many people continuously work on personal tasks that are leading nowhere. I believe Thoreau could have been referring to those people when he wrote:

“the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”.

Many others have made financial objectives their sole concern and have paid a heavy price for their success – poor health, failed marriages, neglected friendships, no personal development in any area except business.

Financial success, no matter how great, can never compensate for poor quality of life. In the scheme of things, a properly functioning business is supposed to be the servant of a full and satisfying life that includes good health, close and loving relationships, an exciting spiritual journey, recreation, culture, and a powerful contribution to the community.

If you’re puzzled about how to thrive in the face of relentless, accelerating change, remember this breakthrough strategy. Develop a clear vision of your preferred future, then get laser focused on the key activities that will take you in that direction. You will see performance gains, you will achieve your goals faster and easier, you will have a happier, more satisfying life.

By developing and pursuing your own personal strategic plan, you will increase your energy, motivation, and your sense of satisfaction. In other words, your happiness. It’s your choice to make. Most people are as happy as they choose to be.

Get busy developing that for yourself… Get a Life!!

Your Life’s Purpose

Your Life’s Purpose Guest article
by Elizabeth Mullen

Where is the purpose of your life hiding that it needs to be found?

I remember growing up in the 70’s hearing one adult after another discussing direction and purpose; almost always in terms of a some kind of quest. I thought that these things were elusive, difficult to get to, impossible to define, mysterious.

Holding that belief helped myself– and at least an entire generation– to ask more interesting questions about human development. We may have been humanists, but we certainly used the scientific method for our mission’s discovery. Query, check, query, query, check, query…

Mentally we soared, spiritually we flowered… and some of us actually came to “get” what life’s purpose is all about. We felt what it was like to be on target, we noticed how lousy it felt to be off it. We reveled in the discoveries…and this was good.

But what is good in times of leisurely query is not always good in times of crisis. Occasionally someone needs to flat-out KNOW their purpose and take action accordingly. Someone needs to heal the sick, tend to the elderly, build buildings and stop fires. Someone needs to know what their life is about and take steps to manifest it. Someone needs to become the leader.

“Great,” you may say, “for those people who know what their life is about.” And great too, for those of you who admire those who know– because you are one step closer to knowing your own life’s purpose.

If you are good at “the quest,” then you might want to query yourself about those admired individuals who DO know their purpose: 1) what specifically is it they are doing that is so appealing? 2) what kind of qualities has this person developed? 3) if this person’s mission/purpose were tweaked for the better, what would it be then?

Regarding question number 3: would THAT be a worthy enough purpose for you to go with? Or do we still need a thunderbolt to seal your fate?

If you need something other than an internet article to promote your mission, then here is the question you need to answer honestly for yourself: what has to happen in order for you to KNOW what your purpose is?

Determining your life’s purpose is your finest creative act. And it IS important. So, ask what you need, and make your mission matter.

About The Author


Copyright By Elizabeth Mullen. All rights reserved. May be duplicated in its entirety with contact information intact for not-for-profit purposes only. Contact: em@cornerstonecoaching.com www.cornerstonecoaching.com or call toll free 1-877-532-0403.

Colin Dunbar created the eaziGOAL system, offering you 11 practical and proven goal setting tools to enable you to get what you want. Manual, workbook with goal setting worksheets PLUS companion software.

Your 12-Point Plan for Personal Success

No one becomes successful by accident. Success requires making a plan and sticking to it. It is simple, but does require commitment; it is not hard to do, but does require hard work. The good news is that once you begin, the results start coming almost instantly. The miracle of successful living is that the smallest step towards success attracts more success! Here is a very brief outline of the key points that will help you achieve the highest levels of success.

1. Look into the nearest mirror – the person staring back at you is the only person responsible for your success. Smile! No one else is the cause of your success or to blame for your short comings. Successful people take full responsibility for their actions.

2. Smile back at your reflection. Successful people are cheerful, optimistic, and forward thinking. If you think you don’t have anything to smile about, smile anyway. Positive thoughts drive out negative thoughts. It’s hard to have a negative thought while you are smiling!

3. Positive self-esteem is the foundation for success. Feel good about yourself and your abilities, achievements and potential. Don’t dwell on your mistakes. Remind and praise yourself on your past accomplishments. Congratulate yourself for taking positive steps toward a more successful future.

4. Believe in yourself. You are here for a purpose. God doesn’t make extras just to fill in the scenery. Find your mission and begin working to fulfill it.

5. Desire to be a success. Decide right now that you will be successful. Commit to being successful.

6. Associate with successful people. Do what they do. When faced with choices, make the choice a successful person would make. Blow your bonus check on a gambling trip or invest it?

7. Avoid unsuccessful people. Do not under any circumstances associate with negative people. Negative people are toxic; they destroy, they do not build. They are vampires that can live only by draining the life from others. The odds are greater that they will pull you down faster than you can lift them up. You can choose to stay away from all the negative people in your life. Avoid all the whiners, complainers, blamers and thumbsuckers.

8. Do what you are best at and what you get the most satisfaction from. There is no reason to stay stuck doing things that are frustrating, boring, unhealthy, unproductive, demeaning or unfulfilling.

9. Write down a vision of how you want to live your life. Be specific. Where you want to live, what kind of carpet, who your friends are, the pony’s name, what the new church rec hall you donated looks like, etc. Make a Future Scrapbook; paste in pictures, drawings, essays, clippings. Make up news headlines about your achievements. Every day visualize yourself as you would like to be – and then act that way!

10. Write down your biggest goal, the one you most want to fulfill. Write it in the present tense, “I am…”, “I have…”, “I contribute…”. Success is the result of a personal decision, so start your goal with “I”. Read your goal aloud every morning and night. Tell people your goal. Make a plan to achieve your goal and stick to it.

11. Study the science of success. Read books, listen to tapes, watch videos and positive TV programming. Talk to successful people and ask them how they became successful. Fill your mind with positive thoughts and give yourself positive self- affirmations.

12. Every day do something that brings you closer to your goal. Never give up. You can only fail if you quit trying. Keep on keeping on and you will succeed. Achieving success requires following a system. Begin today by putting these 12 points into daily practice.

Everybody experiences fear of failure, uncertainty, insecurity, low self-esteem, indecision, depression, nervousness and embarrassment. Successful people master these temporary conditions by taking positive action, by sticking to their plan, by maintaining their vision of the future, by learning from setbacks and by redicating themselves to the pursuit of their mission. By following these simple steps you will become successful and achieve all that you desire.

Progressive Realization of a Worthy Goal



“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman Goal Setting Tools for Your Success

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“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” – Earl Nightingale

The keywords in the advice from Mr Nightingale are: progressive realization and worthy goal.

Let’s look at what a worthy goal is first. To determine a worthy goal, we need to ask the question: “Why?” That is, why do I want to reach this goal? When you concentrate on answering this question; in finding the real reason for your goal, you then find a worthy goal.

The second piece of advice from Earl Nightingale, that of progressive realization becomes easier when you pursue a worthy goal.

No matter how big your goal, when you follow a step-by-step, practical approach, your goal will be reached. Consider someone doing a 3-year degree on a part-time basis. This is achieved one lesson at a time, one exam at a time. The degree will be obtained.

An important aspect to keep in mind is to always progress forward towards your goal.

The first step then is to identify a worthy goal for yourself. And this starts with asking yourself “Why?” “Why do I want to reach this goal?” Having a deep-rooted reason will enable you to progress easier towards success.

Break down your goal into doable steps – start at step 1 and move forward in the pursuit of your worthy goal.

Enjoy the Ride!

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Having trouble paying your bills? Getting dunning notices from creditors? Are your accounts being turned over to debt collectors? Are you worried about losing your home or your car?

]]> You’re not alone. Many people face a financial crisis some time in their lives. Whether the crisis is caused by personal or family illness, the loss of a job, or overspending, it can seem overwhelming. But often, it can be overcome. Your financial situation doesn’t have to go from bad to worse. If you or someone you know is in financial hot water consider the options below. How do you know which will work best for you? It depends on your level of debt, your level of discipline, and your prospects for the future.

Developing a Budget: The first step toward taking control of your financial situation, is to do a realistic assessment of how much money you earn and how much money you spend. Start by listing your income from all sources. Then, list your “fixed” expenses – those that are the same each month – like mortgage payments or rent, car payments, and insurance premiums. Next, list the expenses that vary – like entertainment, recreation, and clothing. Writing down all your expenses, even those that seem insignificant, is a helpful way to track your spending patterns, identify necessary expenses, and prioritize the rest. The goal is to make sure you can make ends meet on the basics: housing, food, health care, insurance, and education. Your public library and bookstores have information about budgeting and money management techniques.

In addition, computer software programs can be useful tools for developing and maintaining a budget, balancing your cheque book, and creating plans to save money and pay down your debt.

Contacting Your Creditors: Contact your creditors immediately if you’re having trouble making ends meet. Tell them why it’s difficult for you, and try to work out a modified payment plan that reduces your payments to a more manageable level. Don’t wait until your accounts have been turned over to a debt collector. At that point, your creditors have given up on you. Managing Your Auto and Home Loans: Your debts can be unsecured or secured. Secured debts usually are tied to an asset, like your car for a car loan, or your house for a mortgage. If you stop making payments, lenders can repossess your car or foreclose on your house. Unsecured debts are not tied to any asset, and include most credit card debt, bills for medical care, signature loans, and debts for other types of services.

Debt Consolidation: If your objective is to reduce interest rates and lower your monthly payments, avoid bankruptcy, consolidate your bills and have one monthly payment, or simply get out of debt the fastest way possible, then a debt consolidation loan could provide the answer.

Are you paying out too much every month for your credit cards, store cards and loans? Then why not replace them all with one, lower, convenient repayment through a consolidation loan?

Consolidation loans can give you a fresh start, allowing you to consolidate all of your loans into one – giving you one easy to manage payment, and in most cases, at a lower rate of interest.

Secured on your UK home, low cost, low rate, cheap, low interest debt consolidation loans can sweep away the pile of repayments to your credit and store cards, HP, loans and replace them with one, low cost, monthly payment ? one calculated to be well within your means.

With a Debt Consolidation Loan you can borrow from £5,000 to £75,000 and up to 125% of your property value in some cases.

A UK Debt Consolidation Loan is a low cost loan secured on your UK home. It frees up the spare capital (or equity) in your home to repay your store card and other debts.

It can reduce BOTH your interest costs AND your monthly repayments, putting you back in control of your life.

Debt Consolidation Loan rates are variable, depending on status Your monthly repayments will depend on the amount borrowed and term.

About the Author

John Mussi is the founder of Direct Online Loans who help UK homeowners find the best available online secured loan via the http://www.directonlineloans.co.uk website. To find a loan that best suits your needs visit www.directonlineloans.co.uk



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