Having a goal is not enough. You need a plan, and goal setting worksheets will help you organize your goals and walk you through the steps necessary for success. We have all been taught the importance of goal setting and, in truth, our everyday lives consist of a series of little goals that we are constantly setting and achieving, even though we are often not conscious of this process. Arriving at work on time, preparing for a business meeting, or even completing household chores are all examples of goal achievement. These same principles can be applied on a larger scale to help you work toward your longer term or lifetime dreams. Wanting something, or even spending a lot of time thinking about it, will not provide enough focus to motivate you to move forward with your goal. You need to write your thoughts down and create a blueprint or road map that is very specific and provides clear direction so you know exactly what you are working toward and what steps you need to take to get where you want to go.
Set Goals that are Achievable Yet Stretch You _ \"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.\" _ Steve Garvey So many times we do one of two things while setting goals: we either set our goals too high or too low; rarely do we set them just right. This element of goal setting can be extremely difficult, especially without much experience using this process. By setting our goals too low we never reach our full potential to what we can accomplish and never live a self_fulfilling life. By setting our goals too high we risk becoming discouraged because the goal is so far out of reach.