Why Set Goals?
Setting Effective Goals
Write Goals down
Keep Operational Goals small.
Break down goals into smaller goals and
tasks that can be easily accomplished.
General Principles .
Set performance goals, not outcome
Create goals that you can control
Set specific goals
Set realistic goals
Why are goals set too
Others set goals for you
Base a goal on your best performance
Lack of respect for self
Why goals are set too
Fear of failure
Taking it easy
Thinking a goal through
What skills do I need to achieve this?
What information and knowledge to I need?
What help, assistance, or collaboration do I
What resources do I need?
What difficulties do I need to be prepared to
Am I making any assumptions?
Is there a better way of doing things?
Why we can fail?
Goals are set too high
Goals are not a challenge
Goals are too vague
Goal setting is done in an
unsystematic, sporadic, disorganized
Too many non prioritized goals
Key to the success of this endeavor
Need to be willing to fail, to take
Need to be willing to talk about the
Was the goal too easy?
What did you learn ?
What skills could I develop to make
this project easier?
Was the goal too difficult?
Was the Goal unrealistic?
Improper technique, skills, or
Did we put enough effort into the
Achieving your goals
Goal setting is your servant not your
Take time to celebrate.
“If I had three hours to cut down a tree,
I would spend two hours sharpening
the axe!” -Abraham Lincoln