by Caroline Rudin, LMSW MS.Ed.
These goals that we create are made with the best of intentions, we are feeling optimistic, excited even, to achieve these quests within the next three hundred sixty five days. Some people set goals to lose weight, redesign their spaces, or make all new friends to socialize with. Often, these goals are created using all-or-nothing language: I am going to lose thirty pounds. I am going to purchase all new furniture, paint, and decor. I am going to go out every single weekend. This wording leaves very little room for reality and the potentially difficulties we may encounter. What happens when this newfound hope turns into acknowledging that this goal may be out of reach?
A 10 Part Series by Denise Wright, Ph.D.
When thinking about ourselves, what we want out of life, and who we want to be, changes may come to mind. Most of us have dreams, aspirations, and ambitions we hope to achieve. Many of us are not exactly where we want to be in life. There may be things you want to do, something you want to stop doing, or things you wish to change. Sometimes, you need an action plan and perhaps some support to make a change. Behavior change can be complicated; many people feel that their dreams are too big, they don't have enough time, or they may be afraid they won't succeed.
There are many ways to influence our success in attaining our dreams. This 10 part series will give you a tools that can help you turn your dreams into accomplishments. I encourage you to read one part at a time and work with it for at least one week before moving on to the next part of the series.