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He Shoots, he Scores!

July 1, 2014


If you’ve been following the Soccer World Cup, goals will be uppermost in your mind right now. But how much thought have you given to your own goals recently?

What happens on the pitch can be a good metaphor for life. In the words of player and coach, Darrell Royal, “The only place you can win a football game is on the field, the only place you can lose it is in your hearts.”

Your life goals are what give you your ambition, motivation, and the burning desire to get out there and make things happen. But it can be discouraging if your goals prove harder to achieve than you anticipated.

Our article on “Eight Common Goal Setting Mistakes” looks at possible reasons why some goals are more elusive than others, and shows you how to set goals that help your dreams come true.

You can also find out more about achieving your goals with our articles on Locke’s Goal Setting TheoryThe Wheel of Life, and Action Programs.  

Question: What goals are important to you? Tell us below.

2 thoughts on “He Shoots, he Scores!

  1. Midgie wrote:

    We don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve to look at our goals in life, any time is a good time! By regularly reviewing our goals and making small adjustments can help us to be even more successful!

    When was the last time you reviewed your goals?

  2. Bree wrote:

    Good question, when WAS the last time I reviewed my goals! Just finishing a very busy period at work and will have some time next week so will review my goals then!

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