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Why Writing Down Your Goals Leads to Success

Using the SMART goal theory is just the beginning of your successful path for completing nearly any task, project or goal. There are many tricks and tweaks that you can do to reach your goals. According to a study conducted by Dr. Gail Matthews, you are nearly two times more likely to accomplish your goals when you write them down.

Why Knowing Your Audience is Key for Effective Writing

In my 12 years as a writing instructor, I recognize the negative feelings people have toward writing. I see the anxiety students have at the thought of putting proverbial pen to paper. Some are even adamant that they’ll never need writing skills for their chosen profession. Yet it’s hard to dispute that we live in a time more dependent on writing than ever before. Ultimately, effective writing depends on how well you analyze and address your audience.

How to Find Your Passion in 2014

The best leaders are also great visionaries. Being a visionary is not just about having great dreams. It’s about having the passion to transform those dreams into reality.

It’s a New Year: Make Your Relationships Count

Like clockwork, when the New Year rolls around people everywhere resolve to make a fresh start. It makes sense. The slower pace of the holiday season that precedes the New Year is a perfect time for personal reflection. It’s during that time, your mind gravitates to the many things you wish you had done but never seemed to make time for.

How S.M.A.R.T. are your goals?

The word “smart” can be defined in many different ways. Such a seemingly simple word can mean anything from bright and quick-witted to the more negative connotation of being insolent. In the 1980s more meaning was added to this simple word when George Doran, Arthur Miller and James Cunningham used “smart” as an acronym to define a goal setting process to be used when managing people.

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