6 Basic Quick Tips For Goal Setting

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Anyone can set goals. It’s reaching them that’s the hard part. It’s important to set the bar at the right height for success and then follow through. This  article can help you clear a path to success.

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*Realistic?
*Attainable?
*Concrete?
*Positive?
*Motivating?
*Measurable?

Remember that most goals are good goals, they just need a little work! Start off small…Don’t overwhelm yourself with your goals!! After all, they are supposed to be good for you! If you do not make your set goal, it is not because you are a failure or you are not good enough. Use the opportunity as a learning experience to get up and try again. If something doesn’t work, it is not about trying again and again, but about DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

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“I want to lose 25 pounds.”

“I want to be making a lot more money”

“I want to be a better husband and father.”

“I would like to learn Spanish.”

“I want to exercise at least three times a week.”

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Do any of these sound familiar? Do these goals remind you of any goals you have set for yourself? Are these good goals to have? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then this article may be able to benefit you greatly.

How many times do you wake up, take a look in the mirror, and think “I hate being overweight!! I’m going to lose 50 pounds!!” Maybe you even say it out loud, or jot it down on a scrap of paper. But somehow, it just doesn’t happen. Why is setting goals and achieving them seem to be so challenging for so many of us? One very common reason is not having well-set goals.

Now, each of the goals above is laudable. But to have the highest chance of being accomplished, they could use a bit of work. Following is a set of qualifications for goals, a set of criteria to determine if what you’ve come up with are truly well-set goals.

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*Realistic?
— Can this goal be realistically met?

*Attainable?
— Could this goal truly be achieved?

*Concrete?
— Is this goal specific and set forth in sufficient detail?

*Positive?
— Is this goal stated in a positive form?

*Motivating?
— Does this goal motivate you to accomplish it, or does it discourage you?

*Measurable?
— Is this goal time-limited?

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Following these simple criteria will help you set goals that are more manageable and will give them a higher likelihood of being achieved.

For example, say you want to lose some weight. Let’s look at this goal compared to some sound criteria for good goal setting:

*Realistic?
— Losing some weight can definitely be realistically met.

*Attainable?
— Losing some weight is usually pretty easily attainable as well.

*Concrete?
RED FLAG!! This goal is not specific, or outlined with any detail. How much is “some” weight?
Ten pounds? Twenty? And lost within two weeks? Six months?
—Suggestion: I want to lose 20 lbs. in six months. = GREEN FLAG!

*Positive?
— This goal is stated in a positive form, as opposed to stating that you do not want to gain anymore weight.

*Motivating?
— This one is up to you. All too often, we set goals that are so high they actually hinder us from meeting them. Take for instance, setting a goal of working out every day of the week may wind up being intimidating. Instead, making a goal to work out three days a week is much more manageable and much less overwhelming.

*Measurable?
RED FLAG!! This goal is not time-limited or measurable.
—Suggestion: I want to lose 10 lbs in three months and take two inches off my waist = GREEN FLAG!

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Let this example guide you as you set your goals by making sure that, at a minimum, your goal meets the above criteria. Spend some time thinking about why a particular goal is desired and what it will mean to you. Losing weight, for example, will improve your appearance, give you more energy, raise your level of self-esteem and self confidence, lower your blood pressure, etc. Now that’s motivating!!!

Another important key is to write your goals down. Then break them down into manageable steps. Take time to review your goals frequently–some experts suggest reviewing them on a daily basis! This keeps you focused on achieving them, and helps you make better decisions about how to manage your time and priorities. Taking the time to set well-thought out goals can truly make a difference and set you well on your
way to achieving them and becoming more successful–at whatever you choose to do.

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Hello Readers! Its Time To Party….It has been a month since I threw my first blog party and it was not a success. Of course, I was more of a new blogger than I am today & I have learned so much. We are here to meet each other, connect with our links & inspire one another to spread some Christmas love. All you have to do is share your blog or your favorite post link in the comments to discover new blogs of others & be sure to meet & mingle. It’s very simple: just comment what your blog is about & leave your link. Other readers are ready to party but you got to put yourself out there.

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Hello Readers! Its Time To Party….It has been a month since I threw my first blog party and it was not a success. Of course, I was more of a new blogger than I am today & I have learned so much. We are here to meet each other, connect with our links & inspire one another to spread some Christmas love. All you have to do is share your blog or your favorite post link in the comments to discover new blogs of others & be sure to meet & mingle. It’s very simple: just comment what your blog is about & leave your link. Other readers are ready to party but you got to put yourself out there.

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A Day in my Life: The Eye Exam

The Eyeglasses Prescription After Several (I Lost Count) Years

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I had to get an eye exam on yesterday (12/15/17) because the year is coming to an end & I needed to use my Vision Insurance. I know my eyes were bad years ago after having to get the lenses rolled & polished to help with the thickness. I have been wearing glasses since I was in the eighth (8th) grade & now that I am older I felt the need to share the results of my prescription

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After having my eyes examed I asked the doctor had my eyes gotten worse, so he said I will be more than happy to measure your current eyeglasses. OH MY GOD, I really wanted to scream……girl-2584728_1920.jpg because now I have to wear no line bifocials, but hey it’s all apart of my well aging…I’m Antique! Yet well polished to be 45 makhmutova-dina-276123.jpgPhoto by Makhmutova Dina on Unsplash

I am nearsighted (not seeing things in the distance) & I have been since I first started with wearing glasses. This minor infarction formed from sitting too close to the damn T.V. Oh well they have been a part of my everyday life for quite sometimes now & they are a must have.

 

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Now! I am all done, the exam is complete & I was given a copy of my prescription & didn’t have a clue what the numbers or abbreviations on the prescription meant. To be honest I never was interested until now because the numbers didn’t look the same. Asking the doctor would have not broke it down in the terms I need for my clear understanding, so I turned to my friend “Google”

I researched an article on How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription by Gary Heiting, OD to help me understand my prescription after all these years. I just knew my vision had begun to progress more for my age because I had started looking over my glasses or take them off & bring somethings closer just to read. Damn why did I neglect my eyes all these years. scott-van-daalen-202643.jpgPhoto by Scott Van Daalen on Unsplash

The abbreviations on your prescription maybe different so you can also refer back to the article that I listed above or referenced at the end of this post.

My Prescription:

DIST: (R) SPH -600 CYL -025 AXIS 95

DIST: (L) SPH -575 CYL -050 AXIS 85

ADD: (R) +125

ADD: (L) +125

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Recommend

  • High Index
  • Progressive Lenses

Other: Polish

Breaking Down My Eyeglass Prescription

*Distance (DIST) is the power of the lens the doctor prescribes so I can see things in the distance. This is determined by reading the eye chart in front of you.

*Sphere (SPH) is measured in diopters to get my vision corrected to 20/20. The (-) minus is for nearsightedness (Myopia). When this number is far from zero the correction needed will be greater.

*Cylinder (CYL) is the power in the lenses to correct an astigmetism. The (-) minus or (+) plus sign with this number will aid in determining the lenses prescribed by the doctor.

*AXIS will be a number from 1 to 180 to determine where the cylinder power of the lenses will be located to correct the astigmatism. Cylinder power in the lenses will run asymmetrically appearing in only one meridian  of the lenses. The axis ( I am pretty sure you all have figured it out by now that my progressive lenses will be no line bifocials) is the base of the meridian and contains sphere power located 90 degrees from the meridian where te cylinder power is located.

*ADD this power is magnifying and added to the distance. This restores my nearsightedness because I am an antique adult & therefore can’t escape presbyopia. These numbers are usually the same ranging from +0.75D to +3.00D.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • High Index- literally means thin lenses because they would be coke bottle thick
  • Progressive Lenses- because I am 40 (+) it will offer a younger appearance and they offer so many other advantages.

Other: Polish (rolled & polished) lenses is just a little extra madness so I can remain young & sexy.

My Finances: Crying

The Vision Insurance only paid for one lens basically: WTF

Frame:$60.80

One Lens:$168.00

One Lens:$168.00

Total-$396.80

Taxes-$31.74

Third Party-$169.80 (INSURANCE)

My debit card is offended for $258.74

WOWZERS! I GOTTA SEE

Article Reference:

Heiting, G. OD., (2017, August) How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription [Web Blog Post]. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.allaboutvision.com/eyeglasses/eyeglass-prescription.htm

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It’s Winesday Wednesday My Way

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My Mango Rum Magarita’s……

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Cruzan® Mango Rum

Cruzan® Mango Rum delivers the sweet, bold, tropical flavor of ripe mangos. It’s exceptionally smooth and refreshing on a hot summer day. Spend a little one-on-one time with this one. “Mano a mango.”

Tasting notes

The tropical mango flavor pairs best with fresh fruit juices

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Cruzan Mango Rum is a premium Cruzan Rum from the island of St. Croix, with natural mango flavors.

Master of Mixes……

Master of Mixes

Mango Daiquiri/Margarita Mixer

Description

We travel half way around the world to a single growing region in India to source our premium Alphonso mangoes. We then add a touch of Key lime juice and blend with natural sweeteners and all-natural flavors to create an out-of-this-world flavor experience. We are happy to present the best of the best – in one simple step.

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This mix is handcrafted from Alphonso Mangoes & Keylime juice. This Mango Daiquiri Margarita Mixer is sold in numerous stores near you. Now, you are more than welcome to follow the recipe on the back of this bottle or Cruzan offers Rum-Recipes on their site. You must be 21 to enter the site & please drink responsibly.

Don’t EVER Drink & Drive!

Frozen Mango Rum Margarita’s

In a blender:

  • add 6oz of your favorite Rum or Tequila (Mango Rum)
  • add 15oz of mix (Mango Daiquiri/Margarita Mixer)
  • add 6 cups of ice (Blend)

You can pour into a glass and garnish with mangos or my preference is to add an additional 1oz of Mango Rum

From my personal experience this will serve 3 to 4 people depending on your choice of cups or glasses. I tripled the recipe they offered on the mixer, so you do it your way.

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How To Feel About Your First Blogger Like?

Hey Loves!  I can’t begin to explain how I felt when I logged into my  Blog today & saw that I had one like from a blogger that I just started to follow.

I was literally jumping up & down as if I had won a grand prize or some type of reward.

K E Garland you really made my entire world shine & I wanted to acknowledge you in any way I could think possible. Her blog offers inspiring kwotes as well as writing advice for me as well as others who are willing to 

I am actively researching & opened to learning all that I possibly can in this new journey. I am looking forward to engaging with new people in the blogging community so please feel free to leave a comment & even offer any advice you have for me as a new blogger.

Please feel free to Explore My World or simply :

Again please stop by & check out the inspiration K E Garland

is sharing with all of us on her blog! I want to thank all of you for simply just stopping by I am so EXCITED!

I Love You! All

Ms. Flo

ToInspireUs!

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