Your Vocabulary and Personal Goals

Using a rich vocabulary is absolutely beneficial in today’s competitive environment. Not only does a rich vocabulary express your ideas more efficiently, it makes other around you take notice that you are intelligent and articulate.

If you are an Executive, Public Servant or a Customer Service Rep, an important part of your job is communication. Many of us fall into a groove of using words that we have grown accustomed to using over the years. Our language patterns usually depend on our job, social contacts or hobbies we participate in.

Here are some strategies for boosting your vocabulary:
•Read more, whether it is magazine, journals, or books it is important to read. Try reading books from a variety of different authors and subjects. This will enhance your exposure to how language is used
•Try learning a few beneficial words each day. Write down a word that you normally use daily and try to replace it with something a little different or more articulate.
•Have conversations with people outside your circle. Many times we talk the way others around us talk.
•For people who really want to boost their vocabulary, there are programs available that have developed easy and effective ways to learning words and language patterns.

So don’t stick to the same words, boost your vocabulary and you’ll probably be admired by others. But before we do this we must first set our goals. Here is a great outline below on setting goals.

As the new year begins many people are making their New Year’s resolution. We all have something that we would like to achieve in the upcoming year. Now is the time to set your goals. Many people realize that if they write down their goals they are more committed to completing them. Creating and writing goals is an important process for people to do each year. You have a plan and goals for your business, so why not for you personally. Setting goals is quick and easy, here are some simple steps to setting your goals and achieving them.

Create your goals. Most people put in more time on what they want to watch on TV then what they want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Make sure you put some time in to thinking of what is important to you and what are you missing or what would be challenging to you in your life. It probably won’t happen over night, but over the course of a couple of weeks you should come up with a few important goals to set.

Set your goals in stone. Write down your goals on a piece of paper or in a journal. Make sure they are clear. This way you know what you want to achieve. Once your goals are on paper, you know what to work towards. Get organized and create ways to slowly achieve your goals. Make your goals challenging enough so you are motivated, but don’t make your goals unrealistic. Everyone’s goal is to win the lottery, but you probably won’t have any chance. So set goals for the year to be all that you can be.