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Defined goals prevent stranger loyalty to trivia

Jack Werner is owner of A to Z Commercial and Residential Inspections. Photo provided.
Jack Werner, owner of A to Z Commercial & Residential Inspections. Photo provided.


by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections


In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.”

Robert Anson Heinlein, American novelist and science fiction writer

One of the most important things I have learned to do is to have written goals for my life that are updated each year. Everyone seems to give a nod of agreement that written goals are important, but very few take the time to do it.

What are your primary lifetime goals?

What are your 3-year goals and 2018 goals in these areas?
•     Business/Career
•     Physical/Body/Health
•      Income

•     Wealth/Net


•     Education/Mental
•     Relationships/Family/

•     Character/Spiritual/


•     Recreation/Time off/
What’s the greatest impediment to your personal achievement?
What single habit (change) would impact your growth the most?
What are six things that always make you feel good?
Who are five people who would come and get you at 3:00 a.m. if you had a flat tire?
What are the most significant goals that you choose to work on for the next 90 days?If you would like a form to help start the process, or if you would like a goal-planning session/meeting, please call me. I hope this will help you get started.NOTE: Jack L. Werner owns A to Z Inspections, a commercial and residential inspection company serving the southwest (; He teaches home inspections for Francis Tuttle Career Tech and is an NAHB Master Instructor, teaching Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) and Universal Design courses for the Oklahoma Home Builders Association. Jack serves on the board of the Daily Living Centers and was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools. Werner is a regular columnist for The City Sentinel print edition
He can be reached at 405-412-7861 or [email protected].

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