\"A man without a goal, you are like a ship without a rudder.\" Thomas Carlyle _ You know people, perhaps yourself, who would be lost without a \"To Do\" list. Daily, weekly, monthly tasks that result in specific intended results. Many people will consider this as their goals. Indeed, you can call them \'goals\' if you wish. But I want to distinguish this concept further. I call these daily, weekly, monthly tasks \"Outcomes\" _ they are important steps on the way to achieving goals but they are a small part of the overall intended result.
The Fear of Rejection Closely linked to The Fear of Failure is The Fear of Rejection. The Fear of Rejection in goal setting is situated in the notion that when a person fail to achieve a specific goal, that person will be less acceptable to friends, family and peers. Instead of setting goals people then tend to shy away from clearly written down goals. The key is to implement a measure of confidentiality about your goals. You do not need to publicise everything about your personal goals. You can allow the results to speak for itself, when you do achieve your goals. It is important to remember that successful people do not see goal setting as an isolated activity from the rest of their lives. Goal setting form an integral part of their lives, allowing them to live much more focussed lives. The advantages of living with goal setting as an integrated part of their life, is the fact that these people enjoy more financial security, more rewarding relationships, are more at peace with themselves and accomplish a great deal more than most people could possibly dream of. The capability each one of us has for goal setting is a critical factor in personal success. Living a goal orientated life assists in unlocking a positive mindset. This in turn releases the necessary energy to do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. Goal setting can therefore be regarded as the master skill of a successful life.