Haynes What do goals do for you? Goals help you set priorities.
Fear Why have a Goal? If you needed more reason do set your own goals, in a study conducted on students in the Harvard MBA programonly three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and 84 percent had set no goals at all.
Ten years later, the findings revealed that 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning up to 84 percent compared to those who had not set any.
For the three percent who defined their goals and wrote them down, they were earning on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together. They don't know how to set goals.
Some set goals that are too general.
These are, in reality, fantasies common to everyone. Goals, on the other hand, are clear, written, specific, and measurable. Failure hurts, but it is often necessary to experience failure in order to achieve the greatest success. Do not unconsciously sabotage yourself by not setting any goals in which you might fail.
People are often afraid that if they are unsuccessful at achieving a goal, others will be critical of them. This is remedied by keeping your goals to yourself at the outset; let others see your results and achievements once you've accomplished your goals. What is a Goal?
Other names that are used, explore others use of language. Why do we have them? Some goals are called away from goals. These are usually framed in the negative. Here are a few examples. They are stated in the positive and take on the assumption that you have achieved it already.
What a great feeling to have even before you have got there. It also bolsters your motivation. So now we have determined if our goal is towards something, or away from something. We have now stated it in the positive. This however is still not a very well detailed goal.
We will now look at how we can make it more specific. An ideal goal should be expressed in the positive, be time bound and specific. You may also like to consider, how will you know when you have achieved it, what will it feel like, what will the people around you be like?
What will you do to celebrate it? A goal must be time bound. When do I want to have achieved it? What is the first step I need to take?
Who should I tell? Should telling that person be the first step? What skills or knowledge do I need to acquire along the way? Goal size, is the goal too big to achieve?
If so then breaking it down into smaller bite sized pieces may be the right approach. How serious are you about this goal.
On a scale of 1 to 10 1 being low and 10 being highhow committed are you to this goal? If your answer is less that 7 you are unlikely to follow it up completely. What would you need to do to this goal to move it from a 7 to an 8?
Now that you have really defined your goal you are ready to go. I will take each one of the potential obstacles in turn, and elaborate. Lack of Information Information can have one of two effects.
With too much you can be overwhelmed, and can stop you from making a decision or taking the next steps.Look at how technology, consumer demographics, international competition or legislation might help guide you in choosing your career goals.
My Acadamic Goals My first goal is to graduate with honors and a high GPA. The outcome of this goal is that I will always be a better candidate when I apply to a job. The obstacle is that some of the classes are difficult and sometimes it is hard to get A's in all class in order to have a G. For example, elaborate on your previous experiences, family and financial situation, volunteer work, employment, academic career, future goals, college plans, etc.) My love for animals has been encouraged by my family and friends. Setting goals is the first step achieving them is the second step. And it’s at this second step that most of us stumble. We stumble not because the goal is out of reach, but rather because of unexpected obstacles and setbacks that get in our way. If we’re able to figure out how to.
Experience Many jobs require at least some experience, preventing you from getting your foot in the door.
Most goals are merely a progression from where you are to where you want to be. You need a clear plan from A to Z so there’s no guesswork. Solution: Derek Gehl, for example, has a step action plan that can keep you on course.
Personal Academic Goals My Personal Academic Goals Gen/ November 18, My Personal Academic Goals The National Center for Education Statistics did a study on pay comparison between graduate and non-graduate workers. The study indicates that college graduates get paid an average of 38% more compare to those non-graduates.
Setting goals is the first step achieving them is the second step. And it’s at this second step that most of us stumble. We stumble not because the goal is out of reach, but rather because of unexpected obstacles and setbacks that get in our way.
If we’re able to figure out how to. My Personal Academic Goals Gen/ November 18, My Personal Academic Goals The National Center for Education Statistics did a study on pay comparison between graduate and non-graduate workers. The study indicates that college graduates get paid an average of 38% more compare to those non-graduates.
With the experience of having achieved this goal, review the rest of your goal plans: If you achieved the goal too easily, make your next goal harder. If the goal took a dispiriting length of time to achieve, make the next goal a little easier.
If you learned something that would lead you to change other goals, do so.