The second part is to set a time to achieve your goal. I hear too many people saying, “someday I want to write a book,” or “someday I want to change my bad habit,” but someday never comes. If you want to set a goal, you need to start your plan today. For example, today I will take a step from the floor to the first step. Tomorrow I will step onto the second step. In ten days I will reach the top of the stairs.

I also suggest that you write down your goals to help you stay focused on your plan. It’s far easier to remember your goals if they are written down and kept in a place where you will see them often. I often write my goals in the form of a to-do list that I check as I accomplish each goal. Every time I cross off another item on the list, it’s like giving myself a pat on the back for doing a good job. You might want to try this suggestion, or to establish your own plan instead. I have confidence that you will find your best path towards goal setting. However, whether you actively set goals or not, your life is going to change with time. How much better it is to use a map and plan your route than to just drive around making random turns and getting nowhere.

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