Women Setting Goals After 40

By Pauline A Delany

Too often women just like you, put goals off to raise a family, to work full time to help support their family and to be a wife and a mother. But just like them, once you turn 40, you find that you’ve reach a point in your life that you have more free time, your kids are older, maybe moved out of the house and went off to school, work has finally settled down, money is now secure, and your mind starts to wonder back to all the goals you have always wanted to accomplish throughout the years, but were never able to do. Maybe it’s time now that you’re in your 40’s, to start checking off some of your goals and doing a little something for you for a change. But how can you get started?

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Structure

Ensure that you have a full understanding of what is required and what steps you’ll need to take to complete your goal. Review your goal and create a detailed list in point form of everything that you’ll need to do. From that list ensure you have a really good picture in your “minds eye” of the task at hand and create a realistic time frame for every point on your list. Look at your list and break down each project on it into natural segments, and prioritize those segments with a time frame that is also realistic. A goal is easier to complete when it’s viewed as multiple small projects rather than one huge, daunting one.

Natural Habits

Make your list according to the way you like to work. If you prefer to do a lot of small things first, then start your list with all the small steps and work your way up to the bigger ones. However, if you know that you will feel more motivated and accomplished jumping over the first difficult hurdle right out of the gate, then put that on your list first. You need to recognize and allow your list to reflect they type of person that you are, and do what is right for you.

Don’t Go It Alone

Whether your task is big or small, you don’t have to do it alone. Go to your mate, kids, family or friends and get them to help you even if it’s only as a support team. Sometimes a second pair of eyes, or a second option can help when you are stuck on a section of your goal structure. This is your goal, but you don’t need to be afraid to ask for help.

Never Give Up

Nothing in life that is worth having comes easy, and neither will your new goals. It may sound obvious, but you will never accomplish your new goals if you don’t work hard, and stick with them. You may struggle a bit, and trip over some parts of it, but you need to pick yourself back up and keep going because you are a strong powerful woman; who can do it.

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