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Achieve Your Goals by Andy Smith

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Develop Your Self-Awareness

The more conscious you are of the ways in which you think and behave, the easier you will find it to identify elements which call for change. Developing your self-awareness is a powerful aid to achieving your goals.

Listen to What You Say

“It’s a jungle out there”; “I’ve put that behind me”. These are metaphors, a common way to express things. When someone says “I’m in a bad relationship”, they are talking as if the relationship is some kind of container. If they were speaking literally, they would say something like “I am relating badly to this other person.” The implications of the metaphor – that the relationship has some kind of existence of its own outside of the speaker – are different from those of the ...

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