Goal Setting During University

According to Dr. Gail Matthews from the Dominican University in California, goals and dreams are 42% more achievable simply by writing them down on a regular basis. At McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dominique Morisano got a group of students to write down detailed life goals which ultimately improved their GPAs significantly. It’s just a matter of replacing patterns in our subconscious with more positive and empowering patterns.

To lay down a good foundation, begin with a plan which is made of small, doable steps. A destination is much easier to reach with a solid plan. Having a general idea about how to reach your goals is not as powerful as a step by step roadmap.

Here are three simple steps for you to build a foundation for organizing your goals and seeing them through:

  1. SET SPECIFIC GOALS

The first step to achieving your goals is to organize them in an orderly fashion. Figure out what you are striving for by asking yourself a few deep but simple questions. You have to be able to connect your goals to meaningful reasons that resonate with you.

If you have strong reasons tied to your goals you will follow through with them. If you don’t, they will be harder to achieve. Make sure you avoid superficial reasons because reasons that mean something to you will have a greater impact and work better.

  1. WRITE THEM DOWN CLEARLY

The next step is to begin writing down your goals. Once you have established strong reasons, you now have to move your goals from the abstract realm to the realm of reality through the action of writing.

So get yourself a good diary or journal. Something that you can feel attached to, that appeals to you and makes you want to write in it all the time. Your goal journal should only be used for this purpose. Drop by your local bookstore or somewhere like MiGoals to find a goal journal that suits you.

Goals have to be specific and written in a clear language. Once placed on paper your goals have already been manifested into the real world from the world of your thoughts.

  1. REVIEW AND ENVISION

The final step to turn your goals into reality is to consistently review them by reading them, if possible out loud.

Read these goals out loud a couple of times the next day while affirming your intentions to achieve them. By reading your goals, you are affirming your intention to achieve them. Mentally visualizing yourself completing your goals is also helpful at this point and is a great way for you to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the real thing.

Eventually, these goals will work their way into your subconscious and this is where you begin to internalize your goals and have them become a tangible part of you.

In the process, you may get new ideas, new goals or new dreams. These are all good signs that your subconscious is working out the details you need to be truly successful.

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5 reasons why Australian men are going under the knife and its effects on men’s health

With women obsessing over their physical appearance and are willing to go through a surgery procedure, turns out men are the same as well. Surgeons across Australia are saying that the number of men going for cosmetic surgery are on the rise, each year the number increasing by 10 per cent. Dr. Chris  Moss, a plastic surgeon in Melbourne, states that his patients are either men in their late 40s and 50s and men in their late 20s and 30s. Here are five top procedures and reasons why:

Rhinoplasty
A fancier word for a “nose job”, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose by either changing the size, width of the bridge, position of the nostrils or tip of the nose to create what the patient wants. According to Australian Society of Plastic Surgery spokesperson Dr. Jeremy Hunt MBBS, most times men turn to surgery for practical reasons. They could have wanted a nose job to deal with nasal fractures or difficulty breathing from playing tough sports when they were young.

Liposuction
Practical reasons also go for this surgical procedure. For women, we all know the quote, “One moment on the lips, forever on the thighs” because most of our fat gets deposited onto our thighs. For men, their fat deposit areas are the stomach and love handles (hips). Procedures like this and neck lifts, are usually done to restore the confidence of older businessmen, making them feel younger and more secure about their physical appearance.

Eyelid surgery
In men’s case, they prefer upper and lower eyelid lifts as compared to double eyelid surgery, which the latter is common amongst women. This means the excess folds of skin on the eyelid were removed, because droopy eyes may signal “sleepy eyes” which aren’t necessarily very good for business professionals. Even in their late 40s and 50s, they would want to look as alert as their younger co-workers.

Botox
Dr. David Topchian, a Port Melbourne cosmetic surgeon, states that men usually choose to smooth the frown line between the eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes (squint lines) and the forehead. Men are going for this procedure typically to prevent wrinkles, so it is used almost like a preventive method. A tightening method, older men want to feel better about their ageing body.

Dermal fillers
In Korea, you can get your collagen intake by drinking it. In China, they get it by cooking up a herbal broth. However, the most common way to get collagen on your face is by injecting in through a filler, ultimately smoothing and tightening the skin, creating a more youthful profile.

As Dr John Flynn, who works at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, states that most of his patients choose to have surgical procedures done because they have decided to change and ultimately improve one aspect of their body to gain more confidence. If women do it and confidence is key, the community should embrace it for men too, as it is said that men tend to go for smaller procedures to make it less noticeable to the public. 

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