Originally published in the U.K. in 1994, this excellent guide to setting and accomplishing goals for personal and professional success originated in workshops the author has been teaching for 25 years. Ditzler offers a clear, concise and thorough "framework" for defining values, identifying important roles and prioritizing and focusing energy where it "will make the most difference to you." Beginning with an annual life review, she moves on through learning from the past, changing "limiting paradigms" to "empowering" ones, setting "value-driven goals" and being your own personal coach. Through a series of questions, Ditzler creates numerous writing and list-making projects designed to uncover an overall life "vision" or "mission," and to "focus your power in a laserlike way" to accomplish "little steps" that will lead toward it. While goal setting and planning for daily, weekly and yearly objectives is now typical in both personal and professional self-help projects, Ditzler offers a deep understanding of some of the internal and external obstacles to the reaching of these goals, and provides commonsense advice for overcoming those obstacles. She also suggests that some frequently made and unmet goals (ideal weight, for example) should be abandoned, to be replaced by others that are fresher and more healthy and realistic. With New Year's Day and its attendant resolutions approaching fast, readers may take to this title in an exuberant way.
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A really inspiring book, especially for a group to follow. I highly recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Judy Grande
I just bought another copy. I used it years ago and it was great. I really want to get into it again. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Colin Donohue
The best things in life are simple and profound. This program will transform your life in whatever way is right for you in whatever direction you want to go at whatever level you... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laurie Oswald
Good read...a little disappointed there was writing in the book but the condition was solid and the comments did not alter the content, just a little distracting.Published 17 months ago by Keen karen
Great book. Read with a group of girlfriends in my book club. Better way to look at goal setting. At any time of year...not just New Years.Published 18 months ago by Dusti McKeown
Excellent book, well layed out. A comprehensive step by step approach to goal setting and so much more. I highly recommend it.Published 18 months ago by Butterfly59