Plotting out your goals in this manner will make you aware of the skills, financial aid and time you will need along the way. Develop short and mid_term goals to help you build those skills. You will begin to make decisions based on whether or not those choices will be beneficial to your long_term goals. If you just drift along in the sea of choices, allowing the tide of every day life to chart your course, it would only be by co_incidence that you will reach your destination or even recognize it when you arrive. As you achieve each step, however small towards your goal, your confidence will grow and solidify.
Outcome goals _ some issues _ The problem facing many people with regard to \'Outcome\' goals is that there is an element that is outside the power of the individual. An example of the potential issues with an \'outcome\' goal comes from a rather sad testimony from one particular research participant: \"My goal was to have ū million in the bank for my retirement by age 55. I achieved my goal with great satisfaction early at age 43. Unfortunately my bank was at the centre of a fraud and went under. 16 years later, I am still working and slowly rebuilding my goal. So, goals are important and we need to know what we want to achieve in life _ just choose a goal only including yourself and don\'t leave all of it in one place.\"