List your am­bi­tions

Woman & Home - - The Life Edit -

Next time you’re head­ing out to a party or a job in­ter­view, spend a few min­utes writ­ing down your as­pi­ra­tions be­fore you add the fi­nal touches to your make-up. The idea is not to speak about them, but sim­ply to get you fired up and in the right mind­set.

Re­search re­veals that writ­ing about am­bi­tions can give you a no­tice­able boost and change the way oth­ers per­ceive you, so that you ap­pear more im­pres­sive. The key is to put pen to pa­per. This helps you get more clar­ity than just think­ing about your goals.

And for­get about things you ought to do; this list is re­served solely for those things that re­ally ll in­spire you and give you a lift, the things you’d love to achieve. For ex­am­ple, one of Dr Ye­ung’s clients wanted to be more as­sertive at work. She wrote about want­ing to take early re­tire­ment and spend time in places such as Uruguay while run­ning a part-time con­sul­tancy. It wasn’t go­ing to hap­pen im­me­di­ately, but it was a big dream, one that gave her a lift when she wrote about it. >>

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