Your self_esteem, awareness, ability to communicate, energy and responsibility can all be amplified by your use of goal setting. Developing and maintaining our self_esteem is one of the challenges every one faces sooner or later. Confidence comes from knowing that we can successfully complete what we set out to do. It results from experience, the experience of meeting our goals effectively. We must have some way to evaluate an experience, some way to know whether it was valuable or not. This is where goal_setting comes in. Setting realistic goals, working toward them and finally achieving them are superb learning experiences. We feel good about ourselves when we meet our goals. Which in turn makes it easier for us to reach our next goals, and so the effect soon snow_balls.
Commitment to achieving a goal _ Attainable and Realistic _ Hollenbeck and Klein, 1987 suggest that an individual\'s commitment to a goal (building on Locke\'s research and many others) is dependent on a combination of the expectancy that the individual has of achieving success, and the difficulty of achieving the goal. In the commonly used mnemonic, SMART goals, this is usually considered as the \'AR\' of SMART _ Attainable and Realistic. Though Hollenbeck and Klein help point out that when we set a goal, it may well seem that the goal is attainable _ I can do everything that I need to do to achieve this and am prepared for the cost in time, effort, etc. _ and it may well seem to be realistic _ Given the resources that I have and the current environment, this goal can be practically achieved.