So there seems to be consensus that goal_setting is important, yet there is some evidence to support it, yet, as we shall see, from research undertaken for this study, having written the goal down is perhaps not the most important concern. What we will see is that the process of goal_setting is perhaps more important than the goal itself! There is some strong support for the concept of SMART goals. Goals that are Specific and Stretching, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time_bound. There\'s a great deal of common sense reasoning that supports the idea of SMART goals _ and there\'s some excellent robust research. Why set goals? Edwin Lock and Gary Latham have undertaken a great deal of leading research about goals and goal_setting and neatly suggest that setting goals implies dissatisfaction with the current condition and a desire to attain an outcome Locke and Latham, 2006.
YOU HAVE NO GUIDE ON HOW TO SET GOALS _ People are unable to set goals because they don\'t have the guidance they need on how they can set goals. Worse still, there are a lot of people who have wishes or dreams which they term as goals. Example of such wishes or dreams are, \"be happy\", \"make a lot of money\", or \"have a nice family life\". Of course, we all have wishes and dreams, but a goal is completely different from a wish, it is specific, measurable, and even time_bound. If you are like me and you didn\'t have any idea about goal setting until you became an adult, then, you won\'t realize its importance.