It is easy to float around trying to achieve things without any specific direction in place. Unfortunately this aimless style does not contributed to phenomenal successes in any way which can be measured.
What Are You Going For
For most people who want to achieve something worthwhile, the goal setting exercise is something they take very seriously, as to them this is the first step towards the success platform of achievements.
Being specific about the goals to be set is definitely something to consider, as vaguely set goals will not yield the desired results and will only lead to confusion and even procrastination.
Specific goals will help the individual focus better on the way and means it is going to take to see these goals accomplished.
Creating a measurable platform where the processes contributing to the goal can be monitored is also another important element to design.
The measurable element will allow the monitoring process to be constant and will help to address any issues that need attention or redesigning. This will keep the goal achievement on track and within the time frame allotted.
Goals set should be attainable and within the realistic realm of the individual. Setting goals without these two considerations can cause adverse effects to the actual exercise or journey towards achieving the said goal.
Losing the initial excitement and momentum will further jeopardize the goal achieving exercise if the goals become more unattainable as reality sinks in.
Therefore it is very important to set smaller and less demanding goals that will help to create the confidence level to encourage the individual to aim for bigger goals at the next juncture.
Goals set also have to be done in a timely fashion. Rushing into goal setting without proper thought or complimenting tools and knowledge is also not advised.
Understanding that there is a time for everything is important to note otherwise the exercise will be defeated even before it begins.