The great thing about focusing on what you are \'able\' to do will help the goal_setting process be more effective. Following Locke and Latham\'s findings that ability to achieve the goal moderates performance _ too difficult and uncommitted individuals do not perform, whereas, stretching yet within my potential ability aids commitment to goal attainment.
What is goal setting? Inadvertently, or deliberately, people asking us when young \"what do you want to be...\" have set us on a process of goal_setting. They are asking us to peer in our mind\'s eye into the distant future and describe our goal. With little worldly experience, we most likely think of people we admire that through their job demonstrate what is valuable to our young minds. What would you like to achieve in X years that having achieved it will satisfy your personal values? Would you ask a ten year old that question? No? It\'s unlikely that they would understand _ but with the massive leaps in education and increasing pressure on children to know a whole lot more than the current generation of mature adults, they may well be asking you that question and be surprised if you can\'t answer it. I digress, but we are effectively asking that when we say \"what would you like to be...\"