Successful people are people who live intensely goal orientated lives by implementing the discipline of goal setting. They normal have a written out goal statement or a list of clearly defined goals with specific measures to indicate to them when a specific goal has been achieved. This goal setting statement is not just a vague or generalized statement. If you study any number of self improvement books you will usually be advised that \"goal setting\" is one of the principal ways to ensure a successful life. This raises the question: \"Why do people often attempt goal setting, simply to be unsuccessful and be frustrated with the process and the outcomes?\" Brian Tracy offers four potential reasons in his book \"Goals! How to Get Everything You want, Faster than You Ever Thought Possible\" for why people fail at goal setting. Goals are not Important. The fact is, the importance of goals cannot be emphasised enough, however most people just do not recognize the importance of goal setting. This is most likely due to the fact that they were not raised in a home where goal setting and achieving the set goals was practised. They therefore did not learn the important skill of goal setting as part of their upbringing. Without the integration of goal setting as part of their lives people just do not value it as an important part of their success, or the lack thereof.
You Don\'t Really Believe It\'s Possible _ People avoid goal setting because they simply do not see the vision of what can be. They don\'t believe. They don\'t picture themselves fully at the point of success, experiencing success. Since they think it can\'t happen, they don\'t try. But, the truth is, you can\'t know for sure about anything unless you follow the steps necessary to reach a goal. You can dream big, and reach for the stars. Trying is more important in most circles than actually making it. And, chances are that if you really try, you will make it after all. Goal setting is an imperative if you want to truly see all your dreams and visions come to fruition. It doesn\'t matter if it\'s business oriented or personal _ setting a realistic and achievable goal, and then working toward realizing that goal on a daily basis does work. You just have to do the work.