The Power of Goal Setting
Too many of us treat goal setting the same way. We dream about what we want to do, but we don't have a plan to carry out that dream. A mapped out goal is superior to a dream. You must have a plan. Dreams are merely thoughts or ideas, but, we need more than to simply scribble down some ideas on a piece of paper. Our goals need to be concise and focused. We must set both long-term and short-term goals, so for each short-term goal accomplished the long-term goals will seem easier to attain.
As an example, a short-term goal for student of the University could be to accomplish each weekly assignment on time and to achieve significant working relationships with our other classmates. Short-term goals can easily be forgotten with hectic lives and tasks delayed because we obtain the "I'll do it tomorrow" attitude. Stay focused on the issues at hand, and completing assignments will become second nature. Daily to-do lists is a productive way to accomplish short term goals, but complete the list prior to any recreational activities, eventually, find recreation in our studies.
Long-term goals should be harder, yet still focused and precise. More than likely, it will be based around attaining a Bachelors Degree or some type of higher education. These goals should present a picture to where you see yourself in the future. Either climbing up the ladder in your present occupation or moving onto something you have dreamed about all of your life. It has always been said, "If you are doing something you love, it's not work."
There are several key elements to goal setting.
1. Make sure you are working for something you really want to achieve, and your goals
should be consistent with your values.