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Work Smarter, Not Harder!, Issue #001 -- the importance of goal setting for managing your time
March 01, 2008

What we are covering in this issue.

Goal setting is critically important for effective time management. In this newsletter, we will highlight:
  • the importance of goal setting for your time management
  • the goal setting process
  • give you a free online goal setting course that is delivered to your inbox for the next 7 days.

The importance of goal setting to your time management

Do you often find yourself:

  • running from one thing to the next,
  • constantly juggling the things that you have to do,
  • never really finding enough time to do the things that you really want to do!
If so, then time management could be beneficial to you.

There are a number of steps to effective time management, and one of the most important is having a goal setting plan.

Knowing what is important to you is an essential part of personal time management skills. Do you want to:

  • achieve financial independence?
  • start a new business?
  • lose weight?
  • spend more time with family or friends?

Whatever your goal, effective goal-setting can focus your time and effort on important things for you. To do this you need to have a goal setting plan.

Goal setting helps you to build today’s vision into tomorrow’s reality.

The goal setting process

Because goal setting provides you with direction for how you should be spending your time, we believe that it is critically important to understand the process of goal setting.

The process of goal setting can be summed up in this diagram.

The bedrock or foundation of goal setting is you personal vision of where you want to go. Essentially all goal setting does is create a bridge between today's vision and tomorrow's reality.

Setting long-term goals is simply an extension of your vision. Do these goal-setting-activities to construct long-term goals out of your vision.

Your vision is likely to extend across a number of different areas of your life, so it is important to choose those goals that are most important for you. This could span a number of different areas of your life.

Your free online goal setting course

Because you are reading this, it is likely that you are wanting to know how to set goals and save you time.

We have constructed a free online goal-setting course for you.

This goal setting course, provides you with the plan and the process of setting goals, gives you activities to brainstorm your ideas and will be delivered to your Inbox each day for the next 7 days.

If you would like to sign up for this course, then click on your free goal setting course.

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