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Planning Effectively

After setting your goals, the next step in achieving your dreams is to create a plan. List everything it will take to get to your goal. Then break those requirements down into small, achievable steps.

For instance, if you want to become a doctor, you have to get the schooling. If you are just starting college, the steps would be to get a high grade point average so that you can qualify for medical school. The next step would be to plan your courses based on a pre-med degree... and so on.

Finally, get a Daytimer, or Franklin Planner, or similar date book and list the small daily goals that will finally get you to your big goals. Track your progress, check off things as they are accomplished. This can be an exciting process.

Go to a search engine (my favorite is and do a search for planning. See what you find out. If you find any great sites, let me know so I can add them to the course.

NEXT: Time Management

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