Begin with the end in mind. – Stephen Covey
Goals are what take us forward in life; they are the oxygen to our dreams.
Why is goal setting important?
- Goals give you focus
- Goals allow you to measure progress
- Goals keep you locked in and not distracted
Practical tips to set goals:
Set SMART Goals
SPECIFIC – Your goal must be clear and well defined.
MEASURABLE – Include precise amounts, dates, and so on in your goals so you can measure your degree of success.
ATTAINABLE – Make sure that it’s possible to achieve the goals you set.
RELEVANT – Goals should be relevant to the direction you want your life and career to take.
TIME BOUND – You goals must have a deadline. Again, this means that you know when you can celebrate success.
One half of knowing what you want, is knowing what you must give up before you get it. – Sidney Howard