Friday, November 5, 2010

Goal Setting Tips

The following broad guidelines will help you to set effective goals:



  • State each goal as a positive statement: Express your goals positively.

  • Be precise: Set a precise goal, putting in dates, times and amounts so that you can measure achievement.

  • Set priorities: When you have several goals, give each a priority. This helps you to avoid feeling overwhelmed by having too many goals, and helps to direct your attention to the most important ones.

  • Write goals down: This crystallizes them and gives them more force.

  • Keep operational goals small: Keep the low-level goals you are working towards small and achievable. If a goal is too large, then it can seem that you are not making progress towards it. Keeping goals small and incremental gives more opportunities for reward.

  • Set performance goals, not outcome goals: You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible.

  • Set realistic goals: It is important to set goals that you can achieve.

2 comments:

harry said...
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harry said...

I find what works for me is a goal setting app called GoalsOnTrack and it has worked very well. It saves me a lot of time in keeping track of my goals and most importantly it helps me better organize my daily todos towards achieving my goals. You may want to check it out.