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Five Rules to Set Yourself Up for Success Have you thought about what you want to be doing in five years' time?... Are you clear about what your main objective at work is at the moment?... Do you know what you want to have achieved by the end of today?
Goal-Setting is a relatively new concept, however, Goal-Setting Laws, just like gravity or physical Laws of motion have existed from the beginning of time. We might not be aware of them, but it does not mean that they do not influence our life. So pay close attention!
“The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.” – Og Mandino I t has taken me a long time to learn how to effectively set realistic goals.
( Update : be sure to read the follow up to this post, Fact or Fiction? The Truth About The Harvard Written Goal Study )
As I was formulating my 2011 business goals for Dow Brook Advisory Services earlier this week, I wondered how many people actually bother to create, record, and monitor goals. Not vague New Years resolutions – real, specific goals.
Learning to set goals is a valuable life-long skill and can be fostered at any age.
Over the last few weeks, I've been talking with friends about goal setting and trying to formulate my own set of goals for the new year and beyond.
by Gene Donohue The car is packed and you’re ready to go, your first ever cross-country trip.
Let’s start with a fundamental lesson on goal setting. Only a goal that helps you right now is a goal that has been properly set .
Listen These practical tips on goal setting can help make it easier to set and reach goals:
I encourage you to pick up a pen and a piece of paper and jot down the goals you want to reach. Look at each goal and evaluate it. Make any changes necessary to ensure it meets the criteria for a SMART goals:
Using Backward Planning to Set Goals Another way to hit your target.
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Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-targeted ( S.M.A.R.T ) goals . Work on the theory of goal-setting suggests that an effective tool for making progress is to ensure that participants in a group with a common goal are clearly aware of what is expected from them. [ citation needed ] On a personal level, setting goals helps people work towards their own objectives—most commonly with financial or career-based goals. [ citation needed ] Goal setting features as a major component of personal development literature. It is considered an “open” theory, so as new discoveries are made it is modified.