By Anna D. Banks, GCDF

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ~~ Stephen A. Brennan

A goal poster, also known as a treasurer map or vision board is an excellent tool to assist people in career transition clarify his or her reasons for working; set long and short term goals; and make a plan of action.

The goal poster is created by an individual to illustrate what he wants in this life. A goal poster is a personal collection of an individual desires and no restrictions are placed on the images or words displayed on the poster.

Last week, participants in the February 2008 Job Search Program created goal posters covering life areas such as career, finances, family, and health. The goal posters were created by pasting images and words on a poster to display the individual’s goals. The images were taken from magazine photos, personal photos, or hand drawn pictures and sketches. As well, the words were cut from media formats or handwritten.

Join me in viewing the personal & career goal posters of the men and women participating in the February 2008 Job Search Program at Essex County College.

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
Diana Scharf Hunt

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
Karen Ravn

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Pamela Vaull Starr

“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.”

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Larry Elder

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Frank A. Clark

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin E. Mays

“Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has already defined his own limitations” ~ Cavett Robert

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” ~ Christopher Columbus
“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers”
Jean Piaget