Are You Wishing Your Life Away?
Setting goals is not about what you can do; it’s about what you want to do. Mr. Hughes suggests ways to recognize anxiety for what it is: a way to avoid risk. Mr. Hughes then offers a five-step approach to achieving goals. If you are ready to turn your fear into enthusiasm and reach your dreams, “Are You Wishing Your Life Away?” is your book. See my website for a holiday discount coupon. More
About the book:
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Have you ever kept a New Year’s Resolution? New Year’s Resolutions are almost always about what you “should” do. At best, they are about what you think you can do.
Real goals are not about what you should or can do; they are about what you want to do.
At age twenty-two, I became a computer programmer. I loved it. I use to say, I get paid to solve puzzles. After fifteen years, I started leading projects and I changed my job description to “I get paid to plan problems.”
Ten more years zipped by: good paychecks, good benefits, good grief! I was bored and, worse, I was being out distanced by twenty-two year olds that knew the newer technologies (e. g. the internet) better than I did. Bored and out of date are a bad combination, leading to a loss of self-esteem and a general bad attitude toward the world.
In 2002, I returned to school for a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. I did more than that. I decided that I was going to get licensed and open a private practice, that would allow me to set my hours, decide my own priorities and be the captain of my own destiny.
I had been setting goals for corporate projects for twenty years. I started using that expertise to plan my life. This is how it works: first you make a commitment to a goal, then you deal with your fears and doubts.
In this book, you will start by learning to turn your fears into enthusiasm. Then you will move on to the five steps of setting and achieving goals. Using the same principles that major corporations use to manage projects, you will stop worrying about what you should or can do, and start doing what you want to do.
If you are ready to turn your fear into enthusiasm and reach your dreams, stop wishing your life away. If you are not working toward your dreams, exactly what are you doing?
About the author:
Charles Hughes worked for thirty years in the corporate world as a computer programmer and project leader. In 2002 he returned to school for a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Now in private practice in Oak Park, Illinois, he brings to this book his understanding of anxiety and his beliefs about commitment and how to achieve goals. His passion is helping people overcome fear and follow their dreams.