Goal Setting - Your Roadmap of Success
Goal setting is important for time management. If you think about it, your life is a series of choices and actions which take place in time.
It is not really time that you manage but the choices and actions that you make in relation to time.
Dr Banfield of Harvard University wrote in his book The Unheavenly City Revisited that a single factor was largely responsible for the success that you achieve in life.
He expected factors such as education, or intelligence, or family background to be the answer to his question. However, what he found was that the key component of success was the ability to take a long-term perspective.
What this means is that the longer your perspective the more likely you are to make the right decisions today.
There are a number of ways that you can develop your long-term perspective.
The first is to create a vision of the type of person that you want to be in your life. Take a 5, 10 or 20 year perspective and create a vision of the type of person that you want to be in the different areas of your life.
You can try these activities to develop your long-term vision.
Once you have a vision you can create a set of goals. Goals make today's vision into tomorrow's reality.
Set specific goals for 5 or 10 years into your future. These goals can be set in the different areas of your life.
You may want to set goals for you career. Alternatively you can set family goals to maximize to increase the quality of your time with your family. I have also written about setting goals can also be set for diet and fitness or financial goals.
The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time. Joe Girard
Part of long-term thinking is understanding the above quote - it is about delaying instant gratification and doing the hard work that is involved in success.
To maximize your success, set SMART goals. SMART goals is an acronym for goal setting success.
Every year millions of us set goals, only to make the same New Years Resolution again the following year. Goals are more than just 'setting and forgetting'.
Setting goals is an active process that require daily action.
I work with elite athletes, business professionals and students in setting smart goals.
Like you, they want to make today's dreams into tomorrow's reality!
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