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This Weekend, Set Your Goals

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RISMEDIA, April 12, 2008-Only 12% of 18-33 year olds with higher education experience feel they are successful and living their dream, according to a recent study sponsored by Stowers Innovations, Inc. The YesYouCan SurveyTM found 76% of parents and grandparents of 18-33 year olds also feel their goals have not been realized.

While most of the 2,000 survey participants did not feel they’d achieved their dreams, they did recognize goal setting was an important step in the career path. In fact, 92% of survey respondents agreed they must set goals in order to achieve their dreams.

Success tips can help them set achievable goals.

In their new book, “Yes, You Can… Reach Your Goals and Achieve Your Dreams,” award-winning authors Jim Stowers and Jack Jonathan show people of all ages how to chart a path to success and give tips for goal setting. The following success tips offer a practical roadmap to goal setting, including both career path and personal goals.

Start With a Positive Attitude. Hope, optimism and enthusiasm have a magical effect on goal setting and the way you think.

Understand Yourself. To appropriately practice goal setting and take better advantage of life’s opportunities, first look within yourself and focus on qualities you want to improve.

Understand Others. Developing the ability to understand others is important for a successful life and for achieving dreams. Gain insights by taking time to observe others with an open heart and mind.

Create a Good First Impression. Remember to dress for success, correct any bad habits and improve your manners. Treating others with respect is essential to achieving your dreams.

Reach Out to Others. Practice conveying sincerity to others through your actions, such as radiating a sincere smile and practicing a sincere handshake as you embark on your career path.

Cultivate Friendships. Get out where you can meet people and further your career path. Adopt the attitude that everyone you encounter is a friend, and learn how to break the ice and keep a conversation going.

Communicate Effectively with People. What you say and how you say it are both important. Learn the art of skillfully asking questions to achieve the result you want.

Understand the Value of Time. Time is your most important asset, especially when it comes to goal setting and achieving dreams. Consider writing down your use of time for 24 hours, categorize your activities and then evaluate if you’re getting the most value for those hours spent.

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