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Do you remember in school having to make goals- 5 year, 10 year, blah blah blah? 
As a child, I saw this process as a random task; something for a grade. Sure, we wrote our goals and dreams of becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, but did we ever think that process would serve a purpose in adulthood? Uh, nope.

As an adult, I have had to make goals going and coming. I was always a journal hoarder. I wrote down everything. Did you realize keeping a budget is a form of goal tracking? I have a goal of saving $500 for the month. I must adjust the budget, accounting for credits and higher bills, to make it happen. Making a grocery list is also a form of goal tracking. I have a goal of spending $100 on groceries for the week. Will I go over or under? If I go under, do I use the savings towards other items or dining out? Why not use the savings towards the savings account goal? Do you see how making goals work in your adult life? 

Let's not forget those S.M.A.R.T. goals you must complete for your manager at work during performance review time . This can be a daunting task or you can make it fun. What makes it fun is pulling out what is A.chievable. Once you set a R.elevant goal, other pieces fall into place. Before you know it, you've captured your S.M.A.R.T. goals and will be off to a great year. 

We taught our kids to maintain goals, me teaching our youngest the S.M.A.R.T. goals concept. Setting goals is nothing you can get away from. In some form or another you're setting a goal. And if you haven't, well, you set a goal to not accomplish anything. Has anyone ever asked you what you plan to do for the weekend and your reply is__?  

You may think of a goal as a plan also. Plan? Goal? Just do it!

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