Money & Wellness: Setting goals

As Thomas Edison famously said, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." Setting goals is the easy part. Kelley Black of Balancing the Executive Life, who gave us breathing techniques for our ickiest money chores, shares her tips with Walletpop on how to achieve your goals:

"Effective goal setting is intentional, requiring mental discipline, will power, faith and constancy. Effective goal setting requires an understanding of energy and the law of the seed and the fruit. Remember all your power is at the beginning of initiating any action. By following these energetic laws of goal setting you increase your chances of a positive outcome.

"Law #1: What do you want to create in your life?
Think of your goal in terms of what you want to move toward as opposed to what you want to move away from. Always put it in a positive context. You become what you gaze upon and what you gaze upon will multiply. Concentrate on a positive future, rather than past disappointments.