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.
Outcome goals are most often subject to others and to the environment. The greater the attainability of a goal through yourself only _ I.e. Your own performance _ the more you are in control of goal achievement. Goals that have a high dependence on others and/or external circumstances are considerably more difficult to influence. As an extreme example, one survey participant has goal to win the lottery! Now there are certain things that you can do to increase the likelihood of this becoming reality, buying tickets is a useful component, but how many? Interestingly, another participant who had a \'money\' goal did indeed achieve their goal _ through winning the lottery! Though that wasn\'t the original plan and they rated themselves \'somewhat satisfied\' in having completely achieved their goal.