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August issue - Grasping goal setting once and for all
August 01, 2012

In this issue I'll be showing you how you can grasp goal setting and really use it to achieve what you want.

Once the summer holidays are over, the Olympics have finished and you are well and truly back to work, you'll need to kick start your apathy back into action. Motivation may be sluggish, but with the correct goal setting techniques, inspirational quotes and Youtube video of the month, you'll be ahead of the game.

  • Quotes of the month to keep you motivated
  • Article:Fostering Effective Goal Setting
  • Book review of the month
  • Article: Why is goal setting important?
  • Interesting story of the month
  • YouTube video of the month


"Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back" - Babe Ruth

"Look within. Within is the fountain of good and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig" - Marcus Aurelius

"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" Robert Schuller

Are you needing a few more motivational words?


Fostering effective goal setting to produce results.

Without effective goal setting strategies, very little will happen in your life, especially if you want to make the most of it. Starting with a dream and moving on to the basics of goal setting is where it all begins. If you've got that far, and want to take the next steps, or even if you haven't started to set goals, launch into this article with a yearning desire to achieve


"Goal setting - a motivational technique that works" by Edwin Locke and Gary Latham

If you're looking for an excellent book on goal setting, with really 'meaty' information to digest, this is the book for you. It covers so much ground on goal setting that it will leave you with some really substantial information to use effectively.

Although it was published in 1984, time has taken nothing away from the information contained therein. Whether you need something for yourself personally, or you are looking for more on goal setting as an employer or employee, this book fulfills all those needs. Great chapters such as "implementing goal setting" or "why does goal setting work", "goal setting and stress".

Locke and Latham go to town explaining goal settting in a really easy to understand way with lots of examples of tried and tested techniques.

This book is written for those readers desiring more information on goal setting other than what can be found on the internet, and for those who are really serious about making their goals work.


Do you question why goal setting is so important? Do you yearn to "get it right" once and for all? How many times do you need to be told that setting goals will put you on the road to success?

Raise your game and stop sidestepping the goal setting issuee, it's time to really find out why goal setting is important.


With the Olympics now underway, all the goals that have been set by the athletes will finally come to fruition. One of the simple goals athletes set is "to come home with a medal". The difficulty, however, is achieving the goal and sticking the the path set in order to reach that destination. Changing your goal plan is often part of a working strategy, and it takes hard work and dedication to set your sights on something you really want to achieve in life.

This is what 23 year old Claire Donahue had to do before the Olympics started, she had to alter her goals.


A very quick and thought provoking look at goal setting in all of 1.42 seconds! What mountains are in your way? What goal setting mountains do you have to move to reach your goals?

In the next issue I'll be focusing on habits, good and bad!

All the best for a wonderful and happy summer,


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