\"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.
Performance goals _ An interesting aspect that began to show itself through the results was personal satisfaction in goal achievement. People who set \'Ability\' type goals, or \'Performance\' goals reported to be \'very satisfied\' with their achievements _ whether completely achieved goals or not yet complete. In part, this suggests the importance of personal values and suggests a question about the process by which they set goals.