New Moon in Sagittarius - setting goals

Thanksgiving 2008......a day to remember gratitude and spend time with friends and family, but today is very significant astrologically too!
  • Uranus, the planet of Revolution is turning Direct ~ watch for eruptions, sudden events, breakthroughs in science and tumultuous change and revolution, particularly in the world of computers and the internet. Sadly, I think the attacks in Mumbai might be related to Uranus's station.
  • Pluto has moved into Capricorn for the first time in 200 years ~ the economic collapse announced the beginning of this shift. Capricorn is a sign of roots, reality and money, and brings an end to speculation idealism. It's time for hard work and earned income. Also, the last time Pluto was in Capricorn was the birth of our nation; how fabulous that we've elected such an articulate, intelligent and focused new President! Our first African American President!!
  • It's a New Moon in Sagittarius! Yay! Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer. The archer aims and shoots his arrow. This is the time of year to set some goals. I ran across this great article today by Peter Spellman and thought I'd share it with you:

Turning Your Goals Into Successes

Success is often defined as the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal. I like that. If you are doing the things that are moving you toward the attainment of your goal today, then you are successful even if you are not there yet. It’s the goal that starts the whole journey (another way of saying this is, “the journey is the goal”).

An illuminating study on goal setting sponsored by the Ford Foundation found that:

  • 23% of the population has no idea what they want from life and as a result they don’t have much.
  • 67% of the population has a general idea of what they want but they don’t have any plans for how to get it;
  • Only 10% of the population has specific, well-defined goals, but even then, 7 out of the 10 of those people reach their goals only half the time;
  • The top 3%, however, achieved their goals 89% of the time – an .890 batting average!

What accounts for the dramatic difference between that top 3% and the others? Are you ready?: The top 3% wrote down their goals. Are you laughing yet? It can’t be that simple! Or can it?

Dreams and wishes are not goals until they are written as specific end results on paper. In some very real sense, writing them down materializes them. Goals have been described as “dreams with a deadline”. Written, specific goals provide direction and focus to our activities. They become a road map to follow, and the mind tends to follow what’s in front of it.

New band businesses tend to ignore the future consequences of their actions or inaction. Perhaps the most important task during the early days is to tune your attitude. Expect a positive outcome. Thicken your skin. Avoid reading evil motives into every adverse occurrence.

Notes for the Optimist

  • Everything takes longer than you expect
  • Everything costs more than you expect
  • Plan on working hard for your dreams
  • Always have a Plan B in your back pocket just in case.
Peter Spellman is Director of Career Development at Berklee College of Music, Boston. This article is from his new book, Plan Your Band!
(2007, Music Business Solutions).

1 comment:

  1. Found your blog, but my school-english has the need of updating; with your interesting talks its easier to me; I like JOHFRA and astrology...