Goal_setting is a process by which we choose our intended result, decide what we want to achieve in the longer_term AND determine HOW we are going to attain the goal (i.e., the strategy). Therein lies the problem for many people in regard to goal_setting... the process necessarily includes the strategy to achieve the goal. When relatives with kind intentions ask \"what do you want to be...\" the strategy they advise to achieve whatever you said, invariably refers back to the need to study hard, be a good child, don\'t answer back and above all... \"Eat your greens!\" As you get older, the advice may become more specific and even, more useful. You begin to discover which areas of knowledge and skill you most enjoy and are better equipped to clarify your personal goal as you become increasingly aware of what is important to you. Goal_setting for your career, life and business is strongly advocated and endorsed in hundreds of books and papers and articles. Most emphasize the importance of writing your goals down as part of the goal_setting process.
What is so important in our lives that we would need to set goals anyway? Every leader we have ever heard of or who has spoken very much they always end up telling us we need to set goals. Any student of leadership has this one main concept embedded in their minds and that is the idea that we need to have goals. Are all these so_called leaders out there going to tell us that we can not nor never will accomplish anything of lasting or true value without goal_setting? What in the world is so important that we have to set goals for its accomplishment? When was the last time you set a goal to do something before you set out to do it? The answer: We have never completed a project or task without having a goal to do so.