Probably the hardest of setting goals is the first step of actually deciding to take action! The first barrier facing most people is the incorrect assumption that goals are only for business people. The reality is everyone sets goals mentally throughout the day. There are always occasions where something has to be done at a particular time or in a particular place. Simple examples could be getting up at certain time in order to be at work, or to meet with a friend for a leisure activity.
The beauty of having goals is the uniqueness of each one to the goal setter. Whether it is personal, financial, business, or spiritual, they are all specific to that person and their circumstances.
The most important part initially is to write them down. Having goals written down gives you incredible power while helping you to focus on this area.
Aim for something that will stretch you while remaining achievable. If you achieve your goal too easily, it is not high enough to make any significant change in your life and needs to be adjusted. On the other hand, if you consistently miss the goals, re-evaluate, and consider setting them a little lower as you will only get discouraged and probably give up. The aim is to keep growing, and moving into a more satisfactory position for your particular circumstances.
As you obtain the levels that you have set for yourself, always include a small reward at each point. This might only be a small thing in the early days like a meal out or a weekend vacation.
Remember that these changes will not happen overnight and there will be a period of time when nothing seems be happening. This is why the goals need to be detailed and as specific as possible with a consequence and benefit.
Allow some time on a daily basis to educate yourself on how to make the necessary adjustments in your life. This could include listening to a CD, or reading a book on motivation etc.
A simple method to start with could be one goal in the main areas of life to be achieved in one month, six months, twelve months or five years .break that down further into a daily, weekly and monthly system. Stay focused and disciplined to achieve all that you desire.
51. The simple examples in Paragraph 1convey the message that _____
A. goals are set mostly for important things
B. most people know when it is time to set goals
C. people set goals to get things done all the time
D. it is necessary to set goals occasionally
52. The charm of having goals is that each goal is ______
A. important B. motivated
C. special D. spiritual
53 A good goal is one that ______
A. keeps growing all the time B. is high enough yet attainable
C. moves one into a satisfactory position D. is evaluated from time to time
54. Goals have to be detailed so that people _____.
A. can know their achievements at each stage
B. will eventually reach the levels set for themselves
C. may get small rewards such as a meal out
D. can adjust them on various occasions
55. For a goal to be achieved, one has to ______.
A believe in what he is doing
B adapt oneself to new changes
C divert from routine sometimes
D concentrate on it until it is attained
51. 【答案】 C
【題意】第一段簡單的舉例要傳達的信息是 _____ 。
A. 大部分的目標都是為重要的事情設定的 B. 大多數的人知道什么時候要設定目標
C. 人們每時每刻都在設定目標做事 D. 有必要偶爾設定目標
【解析】原文第一段提到The reality is everyone sets goals mentally throughout the day.故正確答案應該選擇C。
52. 【答案】 C
A.重要的 B. 有動機的 C.特別的 D. 精神的
【解析】原文第二段提到The beauty of having goals is the uniqueness of each one to the goal setter. Uniqueness對應選項C中的special。
53 【答案】 C
A. 每時每刻都在成長 B. 很高但可以達到
C. 要達到令人滿意的高度 D. 有時要進行評估
【解析】原文提到The aim is to keep growing, and moving into a more satisfactory position for your particular circumstances. 故正確答案應該選擇C。
54. 【答案】 A
A. 可以知道他們在每個階段的成就 B. 最終會到達他們自己設定的高度
C. 可以獲得一些小小的獎賞，比如出去吃飯 D.可以在不同的場合進行調整
【解析】 原文提到As you obtain the levels that you have set for yourself, always include a small reward at each point. 故正確答案應該選擇A。
A 相信自己做的事情 B 調整自己適應新的變化
C 有時遠離常規 D 集中注意力直到目標實現
【解析】文章最后一段提到Stay focused and disciplined to achieve all that you desire. 故正確答案應該選D