WHAT IS GOAL SETTING ?
Goal setting is a process for thinking about your ideal
future and for motivating yourself to turn this vision of
the future into reality.
The process of goal setting will help you where you
want to go in life.
Properly set goals can be incredibly motivating and as
you get into the habit of setting and achieving goals
,you will find your self confidence builds fast.
ACHIEVING MORE WITH FOCUS
Goal setting techniques are used by top level athletes,
successful business people and achievers in all fields
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals ,you can measure
and take pride in the achievement of those goals
WHY GOAL SETTING WORKS
Texas oil billionaire H.L. Hunt once said that there are
only two ingredients necessary for success.
The first is that you have to decide exactly what it is
that you want.
The second ingredient is to determine the price you
have to pay to get what you want.
STARTING TO SET PERSONAL GOALS
Goals are set on different levels
First create your big picture of what you want to do with
your life and decide what large scale goals you want to
Second break these goals into smaller and smaller
CHOOSING YOUR PERSONAL GOALS
The first step in setting personal goals is to consider
what you want to achieve in your lifetime (or by a time
at least, say, 10 years in the future)
One convenient way of creating your list of goals is to
fill in the blanks under the following categories
* What you want to BE
* What you want to DO
* What you want to HAVE
* What you want to GIVE
* What you Don't want to BE, DO, HAVE, and GIVE
To give a broad coverage of all important areas in your life,
try to set goals in all of the following categories:
DEVELOP THE PLAN
There is a very simple five step process that you can go
through to set any goal whether personal or
professional. To be effective, the goal you choose must
include all five of the following steps
* Identify your goal by writing it down
* Set a deadline for the achievement.
* List the obstacles to overcome in accomplishing
* List the skills and knowledge required to reach your
goal. What do you need to know?
* Develop a plan of action to reach your goal.
STAYING ON TRACK
Once you have decided your first goal plans, keep the process
going by reviewing and updating your to-do list on a daily
Constantly Evaluate Your Progress
Never Lose Sight of Your Goal
Remember the motto, “The road to Someday, leads to the town of Nowhere”. Someday is
Finally, you ought to have your key goals in front of you on a
With the experience of having achieved this goal, review
the rest of your goal plans:
If you achieved the goal too easily, make your next goals harder.
If the goal took a dispiriting length of time to achieve, make the
next goals a little easier.
If you learned something that would lead you to change other
goals, do so.
If you noticed a deficit in your skills despite achieving the goal,
decide whether to set goals to fix this.
A useful way of making goals more powerful is to use
the SMART mnemonic. While there are plenty of
variants, SMART usually stands for: