Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Specifics of Goal Setting

Although the concept of setting goals in general is a great one to learn, specificity is the key to making them work.

For example; if you want to better your career options, you'll be setting goals that are specifically attuned to your career. Of course, career goals aren’t the only goals that most people are looking to set. Other areas include:

• Relationships
• Family
• Health and fitness
• Spiritual
• Social/cultural

What do you think stops most people from achieving what they want out of life? Many believe it's a lack of talent, lack of ability, personal circumstances, and upbringing. Sorry, none of the above.

The single biggest reason for the inability in reaching your goals is a lack of focus and action.

If you don't start, how do you expect to move forward? Many a life-long adventure started with the smallest of steps. Action is the first step to achieving your goals.

Most are fine at choosing a goal to set, but are inept at reaching them. You can achieve everything you want by taking it one step at a time.

One step is all you need to make. One step today, and the next day and so on and so forth. The important thing is to start.

The trouble is, the first step is the hardest, and momentum is tough to build. To get past this inertia you need to break your goals down to smaller manageable steps. Do the easy things first, build momentum and like a snowball rolling down hill, it gets easier wants you get started.

Motivation and goal setting go hand in hand. The goal is your journey and the motivation your fuel to get there.

You may have many goals, but no fuel to get there. You may have gallons and gallons of fuel, but no journey to go on. Decide on what you want, make a plan to get it and do something daily to move you closer to it.

It is really common for those around to hold you back simply because they are not doing anything themselves. For example, if you are losing weight, some of your support system will inadvertently sabotage you by offering you food or alcohol.

I'm not saying that all advice is bad, it's just that sometimes the most well meaning of comments can empty your desire and motivation very quickly. You need to develop mental muscle and self-discipline to reach any worthwhile goal.

It won't be easy, but anything worthwhile isn't. If you hang in there and don't give up, you'll eventually have the life you always dream about.

If You Can Spare 30 Minutes a Month, I Guarantee To Work Miracles In Your Personal and Financial Life

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