Setting Goals: Define Your Course to Success!
Setting specific goals with dates is one of the most powerful things you will ever do. If you have never understood the POWER of establishing effective goals, please take some time to review the following sections:
Why Set Goals
Goal setting is a very powerful technique that can yield strong returns in all areas of your life.
At its simplest level the process of setting goals and targets allows you to choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know what you must concentrate on and improve, and what a distraction is. Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge and helps you to organize your resources.
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals. You can see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind.
By setting goals you can:
Increase your motivation to achieve.
Increase your pride and satisfaction in your achievements.
Improve your self-confidence.
Plan to eliminate attitudes that hold you back and cause unhappiness.
Research has shown that people who use goal setting effectively:
Suffer less from stress and anxiety.
Show more self-confidence.
Are happier and more satisfied.
Goal Setting Helps Self-Confidence
By setting goals, and measuring their achievement, you can see what you have done and what you are capable of. The process of achieving goals and seeing their achievement gives you the confidence and self-belief that you need that you will be able to achieve higher and more difficult goals.