So there seems to be consensus that goal_setting is important, yet there is some evidence to support it, yet, as we shall see, from research undertaken for this study, having written the goal down is perhaps not the most important concern. What we will see is that the process of goal_setting is perhaps more important than the goal itself! There is some strong support for the concept of SMART goals. Goals that are Specific and Stretching, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time_bound. There\'s a great deal of common sense reasoning that supports the idea of SMART goals _ and there\'s some excellent robust research. Why set goals? Edwin Lock and Gary Latham have undertaken a great deal of leading research about goals and goal_setting and neatly suggest that setting goals implies dissatisfaction with the current condition and a desire to attain an outcome Locke and Latham, 2006.
You Don\'t Really Believe It\'s Possible _ People avoid goal setting because they simply do not see the vision of what can be. They don\'t believe. They don\'t picture themselves fully at the point of success, experiencing success. Since they think it can\'t happen, they don\'t try. But, the truth is, you can\'t know for sure about anything unless you follow the steps necessary to reach a goal. You can dream big, and reach for the stars. Trying is more important in most circles than actually making it. And, chances are that if you really try, you will make it after all. Goal setting is an imperative if you want to truly see all your dreams and visions come to fruition. It doesn\'t matter if it\'s business oriented or personal _ setting a realistic and achievable goal, and then working toward realizing that goal on a daily basis does work. You just have to do the work.