Is goal_setting important? Ask almost anyone about the importance of goal_setting and they will affirm that it is incredibly important. Here is a small selection of verbatim responses to the question \"How important is goal_setting?\" \"The difference between successful people [and people struggling] is the setting of tangible and measurable goals.\" \"I believe goal setting does work and needs to be written down. \" \"If there are no set goals, things either happen, or they don\'t.\" \"With measurable goals you are in action to fulfill them\" \"... there\'s no excuse for failing to progress if you don\'t take ownership of your own goals\" \"Setting yourself some goals is always going to be effective\" \"I have been setting goals for myself for over 10 years. I believe that the goals enable me to achieve the things that I want\" \"People who are successful tend to be the same sort that write down goals\"
Realistic _ You want to challenge yourself to grow, but you also want to hit the goals you set. Set small goals that you know you can hit in the beginning. With that success you confidence grows. Once you hit a goal just reset it and expand upon it. Even if you first few goals seem like a cake walk it will get harder as you progress. Don\'t set enormous goals right off the bat or again you\'ll be setting yourself up for failure. Focus on consistent effort and increasing incrementally along the way. Timely _ This is one of the simplest yet most often overlooked aspects of goal setting. You must establish a time_line for the accomplishment of your main goal along with all of your sub_goals that will get you there. Just remember \"someday\" never comes. Without a hard time_line you\'ll never get to where you\'re going.