If you treat your mind like a trash can, don’t be surprised when you reach for a thought and all you get is garbage.

Zero Dean

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Ways to find encouragement: Goal setting

Ways to find encouragement: Goal setting

Ways to find encouragement series:

Goal setting.

Have a clearly defined target. And make a plan for how you want to reach your target. Break that plan down into small achievable goals. And remember, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it — so be sure you put things on your list where progress is measurable.

Make sure you have an answer to these questions:

  • What is it I’m trying to do?
  • How am I trying to do it?

Start on your goals now, but think long-term and be patient. Realize that small steps build up over time. They may not seem like much day-in and day-out, but they DO get you to where you want to go.

Always focus on making progress — not excuses. And even if you misstep, you learn something.

When one has clearly defined, measurable goals, it is easier to visualize them happening. And that’s encouraging.


Zero Dean

Zero Dean

Author of Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled. Professional photographer. Filmmaker. Humorist. Into photography, art, kindness, compassion, and living beyond comfort. Normal is boring.