If you have never tried goals setting, you might want to think or reinvent this powerful way to have or get things to happen the way you want to have them happen. Now that is really not a lot of double talk. Goal setting is about thinking about your future, motivating yourself into action and making a vision become reality.
When you are using the process of goal setting you are choosing where you want to go in your life. When you know where you are going. It becomes your road map to life. You know when you are on track heading in the right direction and when you are going in the totally wrong direction.
There are steps you can be taking to ensure you are prepared for success. One of these steps is to put together a list of goals and objectives for your professional and your personal life. Goals as roadmaps are the detailed plans on how to get from point A to point B to point C.
1. Goals should be specific.
Like don’t set a goal to loose weight, instead make a goal to lose 10 pounds.
2. Goals should be quantitative rather than qualitative.
Don’t tell yourself that you will do more reading. Set up and objective to read 3 books by the end of the month.
3. Goals should be challenging yet still achievable.
If your goals are too aggressive they will have the power to be discouraging. When they are far reaching and impossible to achieve they will not be a motivation force in your life.
4. Individual goals should be linked to group goals.
It is important to link your goals to the success of your team. In the accomplishment of individual goals you will find that everyone can succeed.
5. Goals should be planned with the full participation of those that will be affected.
Goals should have involvement from all those threat they affect. This creates engagement from all those involved.
6. Goals should reflect the critical success factors.
The critical success factors are those issues, behaviors standards and other pertinent elements that that bring out either success or failure.
7. Goals should be mutually reinforcing. One goal should not have to be achieved at the expense of the others.
Goals must be taken as a whole in order to really take hold and be successful.
8. Goals should not focus on the needs but should also look at the means to the ends
. They way goals are accomplished is just as important as the end result. Maintaining your integrity, honesty and values is just as important.
9. Developing yourself and those around you should be part of everyone’s job.
Sharing with and mentoring with others is important weather you are in a position of power or not.
10. Goals should be written down.
If it isn’t written it won’t really serve as a goal, it certainly will not be a shared goal if not recorded on paper, somewhere
Larson Notes & Satire:
The journey of achievement is just as important as the goal itself. Walk the walk, talk the talk and enjoy the trip
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