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YES! Newsletter January, 2013


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Personal Goal  Setting

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Welcome to YES! 2013. This is the maiden edition of YES!, Golden Minds Nigeria‘s monthly newsletter. YES! Has been specifically designed to help you be the best that you can be this year!

This New Year, we start out with Personal Goal Setting! There is no better time to set your personal goals for the year than in the first month of the year! Take your time to go through this article, make good use of it and please ensure that your action follows your motivation.


So what are some of the values you are expected to achieve with this first edition of YES!?

ü  To spur you into writing your personal goals for the year in plain words

ü  To help you set the goals that give you long-term vision and short term motivation

ü  To enable you appraise your personal resources and invest them appropriately

ü  To equip you with excellent time management skills in achieving the best of your targets

ü  To help you gain balance in applying the mechanism of your choice, persistence and substantial efforts towards your goals.


Something you need to know. . .     

Many people feel as if they’re adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don’t seem to get anywhere worthwhile. A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven’t spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven’t set themselves formal goals. After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Probably not!

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.

The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.


Why Set Goals?

Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.

By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.


Starting to Set Personal Goals
You set your goals on a number of levels:

  • First you create your “big picture” of what you want to do with your life (or over, say, the next 10 years), and identify the large-scale goals that you want to achieve.
  • Then, you break these down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals.
  • Finally, once you have your plan, you start working on it to achieve these goals.

This is why we start the process of goal setting by looking at your lifetime goals. Then, we work down to the things that you can do in, say, the next five years, then next year, next month, next week, and today, to start moving towards them.

To continue reading this great article, simply click on the link below and don’t forget to visit us on our website or our Facebook page to share your thoughts, ideas and some of your personal goals with others like you in Golden Minds Nigeria:

Personal Goal Setting continued



In affiliation with Mind Tools, UK, we provide you some of the best skills resources in the world to help you realise your full potentials. From career skills to communication skills, problem solving strategies to time management skills and many more, with YES!, we got you covered.


About Golden Minds Nigeria?

We, at Golden Minds Nigeria, have the noble vision of making Nigeria a golden land by challenging the youths to become golden minds. To become a golden mind is beyond joining us as a member, but being challenged to be the change that you desire for our great nation, Nigeria.

And with the golden pillars of Leadership, Self-empowerment, Patriotism and Nation-building which we have built to support you solidly, we are focusing our energy on nurturing you to become a patriotic leaders who are empowered to build Nigeria.


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