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Feb 06th

Motivational Moments: Loved ones are important

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stockvault-love-story100390This week I spent time reading other writer's work of how they set goals and what they do to stay motivated to reach each of those goals. One writer wrote that when he is working on his goals sometimes no one wants to be around him. He is so focused on completing his work at hand that he has a tendency to block out family and friends. He stated he doesn't mean to, but sometimes his determination to complete his goals is all he can focus on at that time.

I was amazed at his honesty, as he wrote about how he missed out on a lot with his children and in turn his wife soon divorced him because he was busy setting goals and making each of them a reality that he wasn't available for a family. His philosophy states that when you are working on making your dreams come true, you have to have individuals around you who understand that your time is limited and that most of it is spent working.

I believe that when you are working on goals you do have stay focused, but you also have to remember that there could be people in your life who may not be able to comprehend the time and effort it takes to be great at whatever you are doing. Yes, it would be wonderful to have a mate who is there building you up and giving you encouragement every step of the way. However, that is not always the case. Remember your goals may be just that, "Your goals!" Not your mate's goals at all.

Like I stated before, it would be nice to have friends and family who are there for you and can appreciate that you are working to complete something that is very important to you. But if you are not that person with understanding people around you, then maybe you may need to learn how to divide your time between working on your goals and spending time with loved ones. Never give up on your dreams, but as you are on your journey take time and enjoy the people around you.

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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