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What the Experts Say About Goal Setting

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

Something to Think About

Something to Think About

Ihave a sign up in my office that says, "Do one thing every day that scares you." It is inspiring to my patients and lets them know that the goal of our work together will not be for me to talk them out of being anxious, but for them to behave themselves out of being anxious.”
~Patrick McGrath, Ph.D., ~

Success Becomes You Goal Achievement Workbook Desciption

A single mother of two children is hired by Marriott Hotels as a housekeeper. Over the next ten years, she successfully navigates the company’s corporate terrain and becomes an award-winning leader and General Manager.

What does she have in common with you? She had a desire to experience a more meaningful and successful life. She refused to accept “expert” opinions that she and her children would become a statistic of poverty. She achieved success by developing her faith in God and in herself. She recognized the need for greater self-awareness and self-management if she was going to set herself up for success.

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!

I was afraid of heights and afraid of flying on a plane.  The two go hand and hand, so, why didn't my fears stop me in 1990 from boarding an American Airline plane, my first flight in the air, to Raleigh, NC  as a member of the Courtyard by Marriott Mid-Atlantic opening hotel task team?  How was I able to wave  good-bye to my two small children as I prepared to board a plane that would take me to my next professional growth opportunity?  On the wings of prayer, faith  and my ability to effectively manage my fear because I had a compelling "why" . 

     If I had allowed my feelings of fear to dictate my actions, I would not have been able to seize this professional growth opportunity.  After this assignment, I was promoted into my next management position with the Courtyard division and elected to become a member of the division's Diversity Council.  The exposure that I received from taking advantage of this opportunity was a tremendous boost to my spiritual an…