Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The Power of Goal Setting

Goal setting is a very powerful process for achieving success. All successful people have set some sort of goals for themselves before achieving success.

Goals is one of the 3 prerequisites for achieving successful; the other two are Action and Persistence.

The power of goal setting lies in the fact that they can help in the following ways:
  • clarify exactly what you want to achieve
  • determine the method/s that you can follow to achieve the goals
  • indicate when you expect to achieve your goals and certain milestones
  • provide an objective evaluation of your progress and what you need to do further
  • tell you what resources you might need to achieve the goals (e.g. skills, knowledge, other successful people, etc.)
Of course, goals are nothing without action and persistence. When you combine these 3 magical ingredients together you are well on the road to success.

"Achievement seems to be connected
with action. Successful men and
women keep moving. They make
mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton