Would it surprise you to know that your self_esteem (the value you place on yourself) determine whether you reach your goals or not? The opposite is equally true: Setting and achieving realistic goals will boost your self_esteem substantially. Don\'t believe me? Just think about the last time you struggled to master a new skill. At the very point of exasperation, when you are at your wits end, if you persevere despite being sorely tempted to give up... Suddenly, miraculously, it all falls into place... Did you feel smart, surprised, rewarded, fulfilled, elated and as if you were going to explode with pride? Did you feel like you could easily build on this achievement? That\'s how you\'ll feel every time you set and achieve a personal goal. It will be even more satisfying if you focused your energies purposefully onto achieving something specific and concrete. \"Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass _ to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that?\" Anthon St. Maarten
A Career focus, average wealth is just over 100ꯠ and \'somewhat satisfied\' A Money focus, average wealth is 162귔 and \'satisfied\' and lastly, An \'Ability\' focus, average wealth is 780ꯠ and \'very satisfied\'! Go on, have a guess on the statistical conclusion... yep; those who left formal education in the 90\'s focus more on \'Ability\', 80\'s focus on career and lifestyle, whilst the 70\'s predominantly Money. Surely a reflection of the environment of the time. The great thing about focusing on what you are \'able\' to do will help the goal_setting process be more effective. Following Locke and Latham\'s findings that ability to achieve the goal moderates performance _ too difficult and uncommitted individuals do not perform, whereas, stretching yet within my potential ability aids commitment to goal attainment.