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Home Understand Yourself REACHING YOUR GOALS Introduction to Reaching Your Goals

Introduction to Reaching Your Goals

BY ARLENE F. HARDER, MA, MFT

Discover how to move out of the "Land of Wish-and-Want" and into the "Land of Will-Do."

Reaching your goal is more than deciding what you want and moving toward it. It also involves recognizing if your goal is fair to others, if it supports a healthy ego, etc. This index to goal-setting articles can help you set realistic and practical goals.

That is why, in moving toward your goals, it helps to remember the standards for goal-setting designed by Rotary, an international organization of volunteers who provide humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards in all professions, and promote good will and peace in the world.

Their motto — "To serve unselfishly" — is reflected in a test of four questions (adopted in 1943) that members are to ask themselves about everything they think, say and do. The rest of us would do well to adopt these same questions.

  1. Is it true?
  2. Is it fair to everybody?
  3. Will it lead to goodwill and better friendship?
  4. Will it be useful to everybody?

To learn more about reaching your goals, be sure to read the articles in this section.

© Copyright 2012, Arlene F Harder, MA, MFT

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