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Quick Tips For
Keeping Your Dream On Track

Valerie Young

Tip 1: Write your goal on the back of two business cards. Then use a rubber band to wrap one card around the bills in your wallet. Wrap the other card around your credit cards. By connecting your goal to your money you’ll be more inclined to make short-term purchasing decisions that support your long-term dreams.

But that’s not the only benefit. By putting your written goal in a place you’re apt to see every day will serve as a repeated reminder of your dream. And when your mind is focused on a goal, you’ll be more tuned into opportunities that will help achieve it.

Tip 2: Identify and eliminate any obstacles. W. Clement Stone, author of Success Through Positive Mental Attitude offers this technique to get around those psychological and logistical roadblocks.

Write your goal at the top of a piece of paper and then draw a line down the middle of the page. On the left side of the page list any and all obstacles standing between you and your dream. Use the right side to note ways to overcome these obstacles as well as great ideas to help you achieve this goal.

Review this page frequently adding new obstacle busters and ideas as you go.

Learn how you can Fast Track Your Dream of working at what you love on your own terms.

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"Profiting From Your Passions" expert Valerie Young abandoned her corporate cubicle to become the Dreamer in Residence at ChangingCourse.com offering resources to help you discover your life mission and live it. Her career change tips have been cited in Kiplinger's, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today Weekend, Woman's Day, and elsewhere and on-line at MSN, CareerBuilder, and iVillage.com. An expert on the Impostor Syndrome, Valerie has spoken on the topic of How to Feel as Bright and Capable as Everyone Seems to Think You Are to such diverse organizations as Daimler Chrysler, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Harvard, and American Women in Radio and Television.

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