Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

- Vince Lombardi

Can you achieve success by yourself? The short answer is never. The long answer is initiative, leadership, confidence, discipline and courage all come from within, but if you want to build something really big, you eventually have to rely on someone for help.

Even novelists who’ve been cooped up in a cabin for six months have to send their work to a publisher at some point. You need coaches, cheerleaders, and teammates …mentors, advisors, consultants…editors, allies, and positive thinkers. You need anyone who might be willing to contribute to your cause!” – Vic Johnson

Spend time this week identifying and participating in a group activity that moves you in the direction of your goals and which will bring you into contact with people who can help. Focus on trying to contact people who’ve already accomplished what you’re trying to achieve and see whether they will mentor you. Their help may be just what you need.

I’m a part of many groups, both online and off. They have been an incredible source of support for my family and I .  Of course, our goal-setting group is open at

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Sheréa VéJauan

 author of  the 2020 Goals Journal, as well as several other books and journals. Sheréa resides in Southern California, devoted wife of twenty-eight years to her husband Brian, and mother to their three children, Reginald, Jasmyn and Kennedy. Visit her  at  

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Understand your own motivations through self-reflection and evaluation as you learn to set achievable goals. Begin with creating a vision for what you’d like to see your life include spiritually, financially, and socially, at work, in your community, and at home. 

Then learn how to set milestones and take action! Focus on and maintain your ideal balanced life.