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Setting Goals in the New Year

  Happy New Year! You do not have to wait for the New Year to set a goal. However, the first day of the year is an added motivational factor to many:  A new day, a new beginning, a new page in the chapter of your life. What are Goals? Goals are like magnets that attract us to a higher ground and new horizons.  They give our eyes a focus, our mind an aim, and our strength, a purpose. Without their pull, we would remain forever stationary, incapable of moving forward.. A goal is a possibility that fulfills a dream.    (Kennedy, S. Winning in Life. Bloomington, MN: Garborg’s, 1998.)     Do Goals Work? There is no magical trick in making goal setting to work. Studies show that goals can guide someone to do something. Goals help influence one's attitude and motivation to complete a task. The following are a list of  Goal Setting Principles (Source: NASM Effective Goal Setting) Set specific and measurable goals Set realistic but challenging goals Set both short and long term goals Focus