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.
\"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.