What is a goal? Hold on just a moment though, what do we mean by a \'goal\'? Everyone at some point in their life has heard that it is important for us to have goals. Goals provide you a map to your future, whether in business, life, and career or indeed sport. It seems obvious, but a football team playing without a goal to aim for is just kicking a ball around. But, other than the more obvious physical goals as the target of a particular game, what exactly is a goal? And how do you know when you have achieved it? Is it even very important to have goals? A sporting goal is a useful analogy though; here we are more interested in the non_sporting variety.
The Fear of Rejection Closely linked to The Fear of Failure is The Fear of Rejection. The Fear of Rejection in goal setting is situated in the notion that when a person fail to achieve a specific goal, that person will be less acceptable to friends, family and peers. Instead of setting goals people then tend to shy away from clearly written down goals. The key is to implement a measure of confidentiality about your goals. You do not need to publicise everything about your personal goals. You can allow the results to speak for itself, when you do achieve your goals. It is important to remember that successful people do not see goal setting as an isolated activity from the rest of their lives. Goal setting form an integral part of their lives, allowing them to live much more focussed lives. The advantages of living with goal setting as an integrated part of their life, is the fact that these people enjoy more financial security, more rewarding relationships, are more at peace with themselves and accomplish a great deal more than most people could possibly dream of. The capability each one of us has for goal setting is a critical factor in personal success. Living a goal orientated life assists in unlocking a positive mindset. This in turn releases the necessary energy to do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. Goal setting can therefore be regarded as the master skill of a successful life.