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How To Make Your Dreams & Goals Come True If you’re ready to chase your God-given dreams and reach your goals, follow these seven steps. Summer 2016 is almost over, and the new school year has just started. Another year means more difficult assignments and projects, more things to do, more hopes and dreams, more challenges, and more decisions to make. You might wonder how you can do well in school and what you need to do to make your dreams a reality. Whatever you dream of becoming or doing, you have to create a plan to make it happen. It’s been said that “if you fail to plan then you plan to fail”. When it comes to your goals and dreams, you must not simply hope and wish for them to come true. 1. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable When life becomes easy, it’s time to dream bigger dreams and set crazy, seemingly impossible goals. If you want to grow, if you want to become the best at what you do, or who you are, you must challenge yourself. Doing this will force you out of your comfort zone, but it will also prepare you for the future. 2. Do Your Research and Find a Mentor Google is your friend, so find out what it takes to reach your goals by researching. Information is powerful, and it will offer direction for your plan. It’s also helpful to seek a mentor and guidance from others who are living your dreams or have accomplished your goals. A mentor will share their knowledge, expertise and experiences, and will introduce you to the people and opportunities that can help you accomplish your goals. They’ll also expose you to new ideas and ways of thinking and offer advice on developing your strengths and overcoming weaknesses. 3. Create a Plan to Make it Happen Now it’s time to transform your thoughts and ideas into a plan! Write a list of your six month, one, two and three-year goals, including what you’ll need to do

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to accomplish them, with deadlines. This transforms them from a thought to something real, manageable. If you want to keep yourself motivated and add fun to the process, create a goal and vision chart. To do this, write your goals on the top of a poster board with their deadlines and paste or tape pictures, words, drawings or magazine clippings under them that explain what you want to achieve. When you’re done, make sure you hang it in a place where you will see it every day. 4. Celebrate Your Accomplishments When you complete a task that will lead you to accomplish a goal, make a point to celebrate your progress, hard work and determination. It can be as simple as a day at the beach, a trip to the movies with friends, or going to a concert. 5. Review Your Progress Every month, review and track your progress, challenges, mistakes and victories. Take a look at your list of goals, chart or board to remind yourself of how Continued on page 45

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September 2016 issue  

The September 2016 4-Year Anniversary issue includes stories & features from our 2016 At The Well Contributors.  Also, the issue include...

September 2016 issue  

The September 2016 4-Year Anniversary issue includes stories & features from our 2016 At The Well Contributors.  Also, the issue include...

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