By: Ken Austin
Goals are of great importance because it leads a person to success and achievements. Thus, it is imperative that a person realizes that effective goal setting will point out the clear and vivid difference between great success and humble failures.
Some tips when setting goals
Here are several practical guidelines that would help you set goals effectively.
► Focus on your goals. In the long run you, would surely realize the value and effectiveness of focusing and concentrating to achieve your long-term and short-term goals.
► Have a long view and concept of the outcome or results. Doing so would make your sight futuristic. You would certainly prove to yourself that doing so would never be a waste of time and would help you achieve more determinedly your desired outcome.
► Know yourself better. Be sincere and honest when you think of yourself, your ability, your talent, your skill and your capacity. By so doing, you would be able to avoid the trap of overestimating or either underestimating yourself.
The importance of goal setting
Because goal setting is really an activity that brings about more advantages than disadvantages, it is logical that the concept has its own set of plusses and merits.
The goal setting activity is the time when one’s self is evaluated and assessed. That is why one importance of goal setting is that it provides a venue for one to know himself or herself better.
By knowing oneself better, and humbly admitting shortcomings and realizing talents and skills, one can estimate his or her own capability or capacity, which, in the long run, would be helpful in other and various aspects of life.
Another, goal setting would give you something to measure your progress and would facilitate in evaluating whether you are close or are far from getting or achieving your ultimate target.
That makes goal setting measurable, and that what makes it extra helpful and insightful. By measuring progress and development in one endeavour, you are given the chance to improve and do more when the gauge indicates there are still more effort needed.
Another importance of goal setting techniques and measures is opening you to the possibility of failure.
By being open about the idea, you are made open minded and receptive to the various and possible causes of pending failures. Thus, when such comes, you would come prepared for it and accept it more flexibly.
Thinking about potential failure would also enable you to do better and conduct measures to actually prevent it from coming your way.
Be informed that there are people who do not want to set their goals because they are afraid of dealing with failures in advance. Optimism could greatly help, but practicality, truthfulness and being accepting of the circumstances and the inevitable would also benefit your greatly.
Overall, expected =results would surely be more appreciated if goal setting is done properly and with utmost care. That is how the activity bears direct and indirect importance to the actual target goal and to other aspects of one’s life.