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What are Your Goals? (Part 5)

September 5, 2019

Deciding Your Goals! 

Determining what your goals are and where to establish them can be very challenging.

Below you will see some suggested areas that can be used to set your goals.


Your Lifetime Goals: The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want.

Setting Lifetime goals gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision making. To give a broad coverage of all-important areas in your life, try to set goals in all the following categories:

  • Artistic: Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what? 

  • Attitude: Is any part of your mind-set holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? If so, set goals to improve or cure the problem, even if the goal is only to get help. 

  • Education: Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to achieve other goals? 

  • Family: Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family?

  • Financial: How much do you want to earn by what stage?

  • Physical: Is there any athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?

  • Pleasure: How do you want to enjoy yourself? - You should ensure that some of your life is for you!

  • Public Service: Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, how?

  • Social: Do you have any social ambitions?

  • Spiritual: Do you have goals specific to your faith and belief?

Once you have decided the areas you wish to establish your goals, apply the principles of goal setting and act!


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