Sunday, August 5, 2012

Setting Goals

When we think about goal setting, we tend to think about business men and young people planning their lives.   But as we accommodate to the changes in our lives we often need to think about setting new goals.  For a new widow those goals may be career goals, financial goals or goals for addressing the changes in your personal life.

I recently read an article by Steve Hendon, business coach, who discussed goal settling related to the Olympic athletes.  He discusses setting challenging and specific goals:

"It's not uncommon for us to believe that goals should be realistic to be attainable, but Edwin Locke, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, and Gary Latham, professor at the Rotman School of Business, at the University of Toronto, suggest otherwise."

 As widows it is important that we set new goals, and many of them will reach beyond our comfort zone.  When your life is irreparably changed by the death of your husband, planning for your future and setting goals is essential.  So reach beyond your comfort zone and set some goals to help you achieve a happy future.
Go to to read Steve’s whole article on goal setting.


Dana H. said...

That is a great reminder. I have attended clinics with sports psychologists and they have encouraged the same type of thought. It helps you to reach above and beyond what you thought was possible for yourself.

Dana Huffman

Janet Boyanton said...

For all of us streatching is important, and it is even more important for widows who are redesigning their lives. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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