Setting Your Goal _ The Process _ Of course even before you are ready to set your goals, you should know what you are trying to achieve. This is the essential first step. The kind of goal you are setting for yourself will naturally depend on this. And not just that, you must also have a clear idea about how far in the future you want to achieve these goals. Broadly, goals could be either \"long term\" or \"short term\". Of course you can have both a long term as well as a short term goals. A good approach could be to have a long term goal and a clear road map to achieve this. In other words, you can set various short term goals that will take you progressively towards your bigger long term goal.
I repeat _ this \'study\' is an urban myth _ whilst it is quoted by some \'authorities\' and famous gurus on management and self_leadership, there is NO record of the study and NO paper on it. Yet its allure is understandable _ it feeds beautifully into the concept that in order for you to accumulate wealth (aka be successful) not only must you have specific goals, but you must write them down. For someone selling a process on written goal setting (see Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins) it \'proves\' the process. So is goal_setting really important, or is it just a load of twaddle? To answer this question, rather than rely on stories of spurious origin, it\'s important to have some robust research to find out if there\'s anything in it.