Goal_setting is a process by which we choose our intended result, decide what we want to achieve in the longer_term AND determine HOW we are going to attain the goal (i.e., the strategy). Therein lies the problem for many people in regard to goal_setting... the process necessarily includes the strategy to achieve the goal. When relatives with kind intentions ask \"what do you want to be...\" the strategy they advise to achieve whatever you said, invariably refers back to the need to study hard, be a good child, don\'t answer back and above all... \"Eat your greens!\" As you get older, the advice may become more specific and even, more useful. You begin to discover which areas of knowledge and skill you most enjoy and are better equipped to clarify your personal goal as you become increasingly aware of what is important to you. Goal_setting for your career, life and business is strongly advocated and endorsed in hundreds of books and papers and articles. Most emphasize the importance of writing your goals down as part of the goal_setting process.
We may not consciously beware that we are always setting goals, but whether we are setting goals consciously or unconsciously we are still setting goals. Anytime we decide or make a decision to do something we have set a goal to do it. My wife and I have while we were together set a goal to go out every Friday night for a couple of hours for our special time together. We called it our date night. It would be and is very beneficial for every married couple to have a date night even after they are a married couple. Dating is not just for those who are single and looking it is for those who have found their life mate (soul mate) as well. Dating after marriage keeps the relationship fresh and new, as well as it keeps those home fires burning.