Weekly Topic Inspiration: Tips on Setting and Achieving Goals

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  1. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 10 years ago

    Since 2012 is around the corner and you may very well be considering personal New Year’s resolutions, I have decided to make this week’s topic all about achieving goals. Share your advice on how to set practical goals and stick to them!

    Instead of giving you potential keywords to work with, I’m going to suggest a handful of keyword-researched titles and challenge you to create Hubs using them:

    5 Tips on Setting Smart Goals
    Three Effective Goal Setting Methods
    How to Set Strong Goals and Objectives
    How to Set Great Personal Goals
    10 Great Personal Goals to Set This Year
    Tips on Smart Goal Setting
    How to Achieve Goals the Fun Way!
    10 Professional Goals to Boost Your Career
    5 Professional Goals You Should Set This Year
    A Simple, Easy Goal Setting Template
    10 Awesome Personal Goal Examples
    Fun Goal Setting Activities for Families
    Fun Goal Setting Activities for Couples
    Fun Goal Setting Activities for Kids
    50 Great Examples of Goals
    How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve
    Inspiring Goals and Objectives Examples

    Perhaps they’ll give you some inspiration!

    Check out the comments in this thread to see if a title you’re interested in has already been used. Of course, you’re welcome to use any title of your own construction as well.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I look forward to reading your advice!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Too late. I published the critter a couple days ago. big_smile

    2. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted to mention something about number one above:  5 Tips on Setting Smart Goals...  Just as an FYI to everyone, "smart" is actually an acronym.  It's a system of goal development often used in business.  This mnemonic device stands for:

      Specific
      Measurable
      Attainable
      Relevant
      Timely

      So, when people are looking for "smart" goals, they are probably looking for the above.

      1. BlossomSB profile image87
        BlossomSBposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        What a great - and helpful - acronym! Thank you.

    3. davenmidtown profile image75
      davenmidtownposted 10 years agoin reply to this
    4. profile image0
      Friervaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great! I think I'll try using one of those titles to write a Hub. I like the inspiration theme this week.

    5. Little two two profile image84
      Little two twoposted 10 years agoin reply to this
    6. profile image0
      KatrineDalMonteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, that's great! Just joined HubPages today, looking forward to putting my 1st  Hub together soon :-)

      1. GoodLady profile image91
        GoodLadyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Welcome to Hub Pages and have a lot of fun!
        Looking forward to reading your hubs.

      2. alphagirl profile image70
        alphagirlposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        welcome to hubpages. looking forward to seeing you here.

    7. aisha91 profile image56
      aisha91posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Simone, thanks for inspiring me with my new published hub. May you'll give time on criticizing it, thnx...here' s the link,

      http://aisha91.hubpages.com/hub/5-Thing … -this-2012

      1. aisha91 profile image56
        aisha91posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        My hub is entitled
        *5 things to know if your goals are going to be effective this 2012* 
        this is my second hub so far and there are still lots to come this week. For whatever word coming from you and to other expert hubbers , I will really appreciate it.Thnx.

      2. aisha91 profile image56
        aisha91posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        My hub is entitled
        *5 things to know if your goals are going to be effective this 2012* 
        this is my second hub so far and there are still lots to come this week. For whatever word coming from you and to other expert hubbers , I will really appreciate it.Thnx.

    8. Zainnisar profile image38
      Zainnisarposted 10 years agoin reply to this
    9. Sharyn's Slant profile image90
      Sharyn's Slantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I actually came across this post too late after I already published this hub.  So I'm not able to go through the "green button" . . . but I felt that my hub fit this category, so here it is:  Thanks!
      http://sharynsslant.hubpages.com/hub/10 … -MOVING-ON

      1. Melovy profile image92
        Melovyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        A great hub Sharyn, full of useful information.

    10. profile image55
      kayslogposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      kind of need your thoughts on my first blog please tell me what you think and how i can do better http://kayslog.hubpages.com/hub/beautifulbeginnings

    11. ElizaDoole profile image82
      ElizaDooleposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like this post. New Year Goals, or Goals Anytime really do work. I found last year's squashed between my old hairbrush and an empty toiletries bag, and discovered, to my surprise that I had achieved them all. I remember when I wrote them making them SMART, but at the same time thinking, will I really do this?
      Awesome!

  2. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 10 years ago

    Awww... SNAP!  This is a good topic, I can surely pump out a hub or two.  Thanks, Simone.  I have been enjoying the WTIs a lot!

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! I'm so glad!!

  3. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 10 years ago

    I am on it! lol! not sure which one to pick though! the good thing about it is that it should give me a push as well, and that's something I definitely need!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 10 years ago

    I don't believe in making New Year's resolutions.  I consider those temporary.  I set my own goals and pace myself.  Once I achieve those goals, I set other goals and go after them.  I can't possibly lose.

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/How … esolutions

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That seems like an exceedingly reasonable approach! Fabulous Hub.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like your concept of "checking-in" on how things are going for set goals.

  5. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 10 years ago

    Okay, got her done.  I used the "How to Set Strong Goals and Objectives" title (thanks, Simone).  Here's the link:  http://wordscribe43.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … Objectives

    I outlined some goal-setting techniques I used with clients when I worked as a clinician.  I outline 5 hallmarks of a well-defined goal.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LOVE this! Your hallmarks are fabulous- I've stuck to them when going after my own goals in the past and have been really successful (so far)!

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Simone.  Happy new year, by the way!

        P.S. I like the idea of writing a hub from a suggested title.  There was something just a bit "freeing" about it...

    2. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You make reach-'ing' our goals sound very doable!

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        lol  I'm '-inging' all over the place!

    3. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Really great tips here, thanks!

  6. asmaiftikhar profile image75
    asmaiftikharposted 10 years ago

    Thanks simon for these great topics.Soon i will be there with mine.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! I'm looking forward to it!

  7. dfuntanar profile image58
    dfuntanarposted 10 years ago

    Great! I'm never good at setting goals, much less in achieving them ( lol ). Reading all your hubs about this topic should be enlightening for me tongue

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Hubs so far sure have me feeling inspired!

  8. Danette Watt profile image82
    Danette Wattposted 10 years ago

    Here's one I posted on setting and achieving goals

    http://danettewatt.hubpages.com/hub/10- … Your-Goals

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      More fabulous advice! My favorite of the ten tips was the one on performance vs. outcome big_smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image77
      Denise Handlonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I loved this one.  Great advice.

    3. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite of the list is the manageable pieces...who knew reasonable goal setting could be the answer!? Nice hub.

    4. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Super information and advice!

  9. Vradu profile image61
    Vraduposted 10 years ago

    cool.. it really looks like a challenge..planning to write on at least 3 topics. hope I can do that. anyway thanks for this. awesome..

  10. Elizabeth Espinos profile image61
    Elizabeth Espinosposted 10 years ago

    What a nice advice, actually this is a good idea, since I am very busy with my job these days and I don't have enough time to think what the best topic am I going to write.  Good!!!! I have found an idea in you.  Thanks, Be lated Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year ahead of you!!!!! and also to all of you guys who follow this forum. :-0

  11. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

    Here's one I grabbed from the suggested titles, and added a sub-head:

    http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/HowT … llyAchieve

    It deals with eliminating the stress of annual resolutions by essentially abandoning the practice, with a discussion of alternate options.

    1. Dr. Haddox profile image60
      Dr. Haddoxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      DzyMsLizzy, I not that you are at a score of 95, a mark that I have never reached before. That, in it's self would be an achievement for me. I like your position of not setting a New Year's resolution. We still have our goals however. I need to write more. A lots more, just to reach my full potential of teaching and healing others (more) through my writing. However, I need to do more with the huppages experience that just write more. I am still learning how to maximize my hubpages experience. I may need more help in this regard, from others. Happy New Year. Dr. Haddox

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I'm so happy to hear about that goal, Dr. Haddox. Joining in WTI, as well as our contests, is a great way to reach it! If you want to write a LOT more, you might also consider taking on a HubChallenge smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Right on, DzyMsLizzy! I'm glad you used the title and are making it clear that traditional goal setting is not for everyone!

    3. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Love your advice on timing our goal setting so we CAN achieve what we set out to accomplish! Bookmarked as a reminder that timing is everything!

  12. Evylyn Rose profile image63
    Evylyn Roseposted 10 years ago

    Generally, my hubs stick with or close to matters concerning faith, spirituality, and interfaith relations, but this week's topic instantly made me think of exercise. It's that one resolution (for New Year's or otherwise) that always seems to backfire. As exercise is important for our mental, emotional, and spiritual health just as much as our physical health, I went with it. smile

    http://evylynrose.hubpages.com/hub/Tips … cise-Goals

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you did, Evylyn! It's a really good guide, and you've packed it with a lot of simple, practical tips! Also, love the Tai Chi plug. It really is a great alternative for those with health problems who would like to improve balance and mental well-being.

      1. Evylyn Rose profile image63
        Evylyn Roseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! Couldn't help but mention Tai Chi. I know some who say they don't like it, but I find it depends on who the instructor is. With some, you easily get the hang of the movements and can really feel the energy moving. With other instructors, you put too much concentration into the movements and the energy just doesn't seem to flow right. Part of finding the right workout is finding the right instructor. wink

    2. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Loads of helpful information to keep us exercising towards our goals!

  13. GoodLady profile image91
    GoodLadyposted 10 years ago

    I'm already working on it. 
    Just keep putting it off!
    I'm a few days short of leaving for USA to write a book!
    Everything about these days is about preparing; going one step forwards and three steps back.  Spinning.
    But I'm going to write this Hub if it kills me (which it probably will)...there is SO much to do.
    All the best for a superb idea.  And Thanks!
    Time to get going.
    Happy Happy 2012 everyone.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oooh- heading to the States to write a book? It sounds like you're achieving a ton of goals already! Can't wait to read your advice.

  14. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 10 years ago

    Ok,here's mine.  How to Set Goals With Children

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/How-T … h-Children

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Love it. I'm going to adapt some of these tips for my (arguably) adult self! The mirror tip is too much fun to pass up.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image77
      Denise Handlonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great hub!

    3. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nice! The worksheet is a great tool as well as a fun exercise for setting goals with kids.

  15. Marie Gail profile image77
    Marie Gailposted 10 years ago

    While I was sleeping (and waiting on a better internet connection), my favorite title here was taken. Never fear, I'm off to write the Hub and come back with an answer on how setting daily minimums can be the best way to set and reach your goals.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sweet! I'm looking forward to reading that!

  16. barryrutherford profile image67
    barryrutherfordposted 10 years ago

    Here is my goal for 2012.  Why don't you join in please read for more information.


    http://barryrutherford.hubpages.com/hub … -it-simple

    1. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Quite a concept Barry! There is always strength found in numbers~

      1. barryrutherford profile image67
        barryrutherfordposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for posting this i have added a couple of videos

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The videos are great! Really enjoyed this Hub. Good luck with the fantastic running goal! Once you get hooked on that wonderful endorphin rush, keeping it up will be EASY!

      1. barryrutherford profile image67
        barryrutherfordposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone Smith Hubpages loves you and so do I.  Have a Great New Years Eve !

  17. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 10 years ago

    I want to read all these hubs posted here on the topic. I will think of writing after I read this hubs. Reading is my passion that inspires me.

    Thanks to all who have written these articles.

  18. Rachel Richmond profile image60
    Rachel Richmondposted 10 years ago

    Wrote an article about low maintenance goals with higher results. To me, goals are like dancing and/or playing music.  It's one bar at a time. smile Great topic.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I love the analogy!

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I love the analogy!

  19. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 10 years ago

    Here's mine, finished at last! This is how to make your goals this year colorful and fun!




    http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/_3irgbjxg … he-Fun-Way

  20. angela p profile image69
    angela pposted 10 years ago

    I truly believe that keeping your goals visible helps you accomplish them. 
    Achieving Goals By Keeping Them Visible
    http://angelap.hubpages.com/hub/Achievi … em-Visible

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! Goal posters! I'm totally going to make one this year.

  21. thebookmom profile image69
    thebookmomposted 10 years ago

    An illustrated guide to help adults teach kids to understand, set, track and achieve their own personal goals.  It has really helped our girls, I hope it can benefit other families as well.


    http://thebookmom.hubpages.com/hub/How- … d-Examples

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This Hub ROCKS. What a cool resource! I love the photos, and the ideas are great for ALL ages!

  22. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 10 years ago

    I'm working on "How to Achieve Goals the Fun Way!" I have a bunch of ideas for it, but it involves getting crafty with some magazines. I thought we had a bunch of mags in the magazine rack, but I guess they must have disappeared in pre-holiday clean-up. Really cool idea to have titles to write around instead of keywords. I like this! smile

    Trying to get my sister on the bandwagon with this one, but we'll see how that works out.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oooooh... this sounds PROMISING!!

  23. KrystalD profile image69
    KrystalDposted 10 years ago

    I appreciate this forum. I am searching for direction! I have sooo many ideas and it is kind of overwhelming. Where do you start? Thanks for the help smile

    1. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great thread to check in on each week.  It's great for writer's block or to help narrow your writing focus.  And just start anywhere, that's the great thing about writing.  You can start where ever you want and come back to the other stuff later!

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Cardelean is right, KristalD, and for more guidance, I recommend stopping by our Learning Center. It is PACKED with helpful guides that will give you all the focus you could need!
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

      1. KrystalD profile image69
        KrystalDposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you! Very informative smile

  24. Chin chin profile image90
    Chin chinposted 10 years ago

    I wanted to share the hub I wrote on this topic - a list of reasons why I failed in achieving my past goals, so I can set goals that I can actually achieve.

    http://hubpages.com/t/2c348e

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Some of those reasons have really tripped me up, too!

  25. GA Anderson profile image91
    GA Andersonposted 10 years ago

    Greetings all,

    This is my first stab at a weekly topic, so here are a couple hubs on SMART goals,

    http://gaanderson.hubpages.com/hub/How- … ly-Achieve

    http://gaanderson.hubpages.com/hub/5-Ti … mart-Goals

    I am not sure if this was what the topic was looking for, but I plan on a follow-up hub with more specific How-to tips

    Thanks for looking

    GA

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      These are great! I had not heard of the SMART acronym before. It's great!

  26. mljdgulley354 profile image59
    mljdgulley354posted 10 years ago

    This is my first try at submitting a WTI.

    Making New Year's Resolution Setting Goal Try Answering These Questions

    http://mljdgulley354.hubpages.com/_27f5 … -Questions

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay, I'm so glad you've joined in on the WTI fun! It's a great Hub you've written smile

  27. ktrapp profile image92
    ktrappposted 10 years ago

    This is the first time I have used an inspiration topic. I chose to zoom in on the topic of goal setting for perfectionists. I tend to be a perfectionist, or so I have been told, and I can really see in the last few months how those tendencies are actually affecting my productivity at HubPages in a negative way sad.

    So I wrote a hub with tips for goal setting for perfectionists so I could learn and challenge myself.

    http://ktrapp.hubpages.com/hub/goal-set … ectionists

    Each month I plan on adding my next month's goals to the bottom of this hub and reflecting on my hits and misses from the previous month.

    Wish me luck. This is a little out of the box for me smile

    ~Kristin

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I'm glad you've stepped out of your box, because this is a great Hub! It'll be fun to see it evolve over time.

      1. Zainnisar profile image38
        Zainnisarposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Hi there, Is there being any special reason for not having a look at my submission!!!!!!
        No offense, Just Curious.  hmm

  28. workingmomwm profile image77
    workingmomwmposted 10 years ago

    I, um, bit off a little more than I could chew with this one. I'm just a little (or, rather, A LOT) more long-winded than I thought. Here's the first part:

    http://workingmomwm.hubpages.com/hub/50 … appier-You

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaa, I still like it! It's a great start!

  29. KrystalD profile image69
    KrystalDposted 10 years ago

    I wrote 50 Great Examples of Goals. I thought of it as a list that people could use to help them think of goal that speaks to them uniquely. I used personal pictures of me achieving several of the possible goals and included an inspirational song (not sure that is allowed). Enjoy smile

    http://krystald.hubpages.com/hub/50-Gre … s-of-Goals

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      These look like a lot of fun smile

  30. profile image0
    Russ Balesonposted 10 years ago

    Hi, what a great theme. It seems that so many New Year Resolutions fail and all these hubs on how to set goals are really helpful and encouraging.  I've just witten a hub which provides a technique to help support goals especially after a while when the 'novelty phase' wears off.  I hope you find it useful:

    http://russbaleson.hubpages.com/hub/New … -Them-Work

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's the most crucial time for goals, innit? Thanks for sharing the advice!

  31. Lindy's World profile image61
    Lindy's Worldposted 10 years ago

    I just posted this new hub in response to the topic question.  I hope all enjoy and Have a Great and Wonderful New Year!  Lindy http://lindysworld.hubpages.com/t/2c4415

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Happy new year to you, too, Lindy's World!

  32. GoodLady profile image91
    GoodLadyposted 10 years ago

    I feel passionately about writing, do the best I can, want the best I can, love storytelling - but hey! I so often fall short of my mark. 
    Doesn't matter.
    Not this time. Not this coming year.
    My hub is about going forward anyway, believing in my personal promise and challenge, no matter what. 
    This time - straight  to the writer's winning post!

    http://goodlady.hubpages.com/hub/How-no … cal-abroad

    Wish everyone a good writing 2012 - and Peace of Mind.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm inspired!

  33. EyesStraightAhead profile image77
    EyesStraightAheadposted 10 years ago

    http://eyesstraightahead.hubpages.com/h … -This-Year

    I posted a hub responding to this topic. I provided insight on how to set goals using the SMART method as well as provided 10 possible goals each for the four areas of life we all should nourish regularly: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual. I suggest everyone have one or two goals in each area they work on throughout the year.

    1. GoodLady profile image91
      GoodLadyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      hi,
      I had to resubmit my Hub because of some error with the URL...so your comment has not come through on the new one, I'm so sorry.
      The new address has been rewritten in my comment. (up here).
        If you feel like commenting again (or not...completely understand!!!!) you can do so by clicking on the link I've just rewritten in.
      Bye again and thanks so much

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Gosh, such fun ideas here. This Hub is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of good resolutions and advice on seeing them through!

  34. carol3san profile image59
    carol3sanposted 10 years ago

    Here is my hub:  http://carol3san.hubpages.com/hub/Say-N … esolutions
    Hope everyone will have a safe and happy new year.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like the approach you've taken with this one! Happy new year to you, too smile

  35. hush4444 profile image60
    hush4444posted 10 years ago

    I love the idea of using the titles instead of keywords, but my goals just didn't fit!  Here's what I'm going to attempt in the New Year http://hush4444.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … oing-Green

    1. carol3san profile image59
      carol3sanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great hub hush 4444.  I love your ideas.

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Me too. They're good for so many things!

  36. nikkiraeink profile image60
    nikkiraeinkposted 10 years ago

    Here is an example of 50 goals I plan to achieve in 2012.
    http://nikkiraeink.hubpages.com/hub/50- … sh-in-2012

    1. carol3san profile image59
      carol3sanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You have a great list nikkiraeink.  It has started my juices to flowing.

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Dang, that's a lot of goals! Looks like your 2012 is going to rock.

  37. alphagirl profile image70
    alphagirlposted 10 years ago

    i enjoyed this topic because it made me think about things. Hope you all try it.
    http://alphagirl.hubpages.com/hub/Make- … Goals?done
    Happy New Year!

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hehee, yay!
      I love the Hub and the original photos. And your goals are great, too!

  38. BlossomSB profile image87
    BlossomSBposted 10 years ago

    That was a great idea for the Weekly Topic Inspiration and got lots of responses. In my *New Year resolution or revolution?* I did not come to a conclusion about choosing a resolution to make, but perhaps it should have been, "Don't bite more than you can swallow"!

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's key!

  39. profile image0
    Emerald Strachanposted 10 years ago

    Hi guys, here is mine. Hope you like it!

    http://emeraldstrachan.hubpages.com/hub … -Year?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I do!!

  40. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 10 years ago

    How to Achieve Goals the Fun Way!
    http://melbel.hubpages.com/hub/-How-to- … he-Fun-Way

    I hope you all like it! yikes)

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh! Oh! That's my favorite way! I LOVE the ideas you included here.

  41. brittanytodd profile image82
    brittanytoddposted 10 years ago

    I made a hub on how to make goals and stay organized during the school year.  Hopefully it will come in handy to those in high school and college.

    http://brittanytodd.hubpages.com/hub/Ti … eving-them

    Enjoy!

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Totally! You've shared some vital tips, too. Planners FTW!

      1. brittanytodd profile image82
        brittanytoddposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Haha, Thank you, Simone.

  42. RealHousewife profile image69
    RealHousewifeposted 10 years ago

    Melbel threw this out as bait and I couldn't turn down a challenge! Thanks here is my link!

    http://realhousewife.hubpages.com/hub/1 … areer?done

    1. melbel profile image93
      melbelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad I was able to convince some fellow hoppers into this week's WTI! tongue Makes me feel awesome! smile

      1. RealHousewife profile image69
        RealHousewifeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        It was a great idea and I had never done it before! Thank you for the link! It was a great learning experience!

    2. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! Thanks for getting RealHousewife on board, melbel, and RealHousewife, I absolutely love the Hub! I hope we'll have the opportunity to see more of your work with future WTIs!

      1. RealHousewife profile image69
        RealHousewifeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I will be! I thought it made me really stretch my brain not choosing my own topic! Fun! great way for me to start 2012!

  43. itsmonkeyboy profile image68
    itsmonkeyboyposted 10 years ago

    It's a new year and I'm still very happy, so before the hardships of work get to me I figured I would write a more lighthearted look at achievable goals for the new year. After all, everyone else has written such excellent advice, hints, tips and useful information on how to set goals for ourselves that I couldn't really think of anything else to write. So my hub may not be useful, but its my first attempt at writing anything amusing, so if I make one person laugh just once I'll have achieved something new this year! I'd really appreciate any advice anyone has about this style of writing too. Thank you!

    http://itsmonkeyboy.hubpages.com/hub/My … able-Goals

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I would call this advice first rate. FINALLY I know how I can grow my own beard- WITHOUT steroids!

      1. itsmonkeyboy profile image68
        itsmonkeyboyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely, and besides the health issues with steroids I hear they put hairs on your chest as well. Even I'm avoiding that.

        1. Simone Smith profile image89
          Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah. NOT convenient, even in the winter months! Chest waxing is such a drain on finances.

  44. Melovy profile image92
    Melovyposted 10 years ago

    Well my goal was to post a hub about goals before the WTI changed, and I’ve made it. Those of you familiar with my hubs will probably know by now to expect a different approach, and you’d be right.
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-S … d-You-Back

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hehee, you made it indeed!
      I had not heard of the Sedona Method before. This was a good read!

      1. Melovy profile image92
        Melovyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone, glad you enjoyed it.
        And Happy New Year everyone!

  45. lilmissmontana profile image83
    lilmissmontanaposted 10 years ago

    I think this is a great idea for both readers and wrtiers. I know in the past I've set numerous New Year's resolutions and have never followed through with them. Now, when you mention it, I would love to read someone's tips. Weight loss possibly? Staying away from soda and caffiene? Or my big one, becoming more financially responsible.

  46. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 10 years ago

    I want to thank everyone for participating this week- y'all have published so many great Hubs! I personally feel very ready to embark on a new year and really kick butt with my resolutions and goals!

    I've got a new Weekly Topic Inspiration theme up for those who would be interested. This week's topic is using renewable energy in everyday life. Stop on by! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/90219

  47. Emma Harvey profile image77
    Emma Harveyposted 10 years ago

    Hi Simone - I wrote a hub on Tips on Setting and Achieving Goals, but fear I am a little late in submitting it sad I wrote it as a general hub any how smile http://emmaharvey.hubpages.com/hub/My-A … s-for-2012

  48. asmaiftikhar profile image75
    asmaiftikharposted 10 years ago

    http://asmaiftikhar.hubpages.com/hub/HO … ESOLUTIONS
    Hello simon sorry simon i am late but it is said that it is better to come late than to never come.

  49. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 10 years ago

    I am late and sorry for that. However, I have created a hub that will be useful. "How to achieve goals fun way: Tips of setting smart, effective goal"
    http://hubpages.com/t/2c3b8e

    I believe that you will find this hub useful. Please feel free to read, comment and feedback.
    Thanks,
    Jyoti Kothari

 
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