In this article on Psychology Today, Allison McWilliams (’95), WFU Assistant Vice President for Mentoring and Alumni Personal and Career Development, discusses the challenges of turning dreams and ideas into reality. You probably know that goal-setting is important. And, you probably don’t enjoy making those plans. It’s a struggle, for many people. But did you know that the act of creating a plan actually changes your brain and makes you more likely to achieve your goals? Not only that, by creating a plan – even a short-term one – you free up space in your brain to focus on other tasks to get done. So how do you do it? This piece provides a simple process that you can follow to turn those dreams into your reality.

Typewriter with the word "GOALS" on paper

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