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Posted: February 16, 2016, 12:00am by Ken Canion Print Email
The Key to Success: Goal Setting

The Key To Success: Goal Setting

The biggest key factor in having a successful career and a successful life in general is to make a list of goals that you want to accomplish and pursue those goals. The reason so many people fail when they set out to do something is because they either don't set realistic goals or they set no goals at all. It's hard to shoot at a target that doesn't exist, and that is why we set goals. The goal is the target; it's what we want to hit, dead center, right in the bullseye. It's impossible to have a plan without first having a goal, as the plan is the course of action you take in order to meet your goal.

There are a lot of different things you can do to become more effective at setting goals. The first is to make sure the goals you set can be met realistically. This doesn't mean that you never dream big, as you should always shoot for the stars. What this means is that in the course of thinking of the big goal, what smaller short-term goals need to be met in order to achieve the big dream? By taking the time to think this through and applying the right course of action, you can make your dreams come true.

Another important part of goal-setting is learning to accept and even welcome failure. Whether anyone likes it or not, all people fail at something at some point in their lives. The problem is too many individuals view failure as a permanent condition. This isn't true at all. Failure is only a temporary condition on the path to your success. Keep this in mind when setting goals for your future.

It's also a good idea to write your goals down on a sheet of paper. It's possible over a long stretch of time to lose focus and forget what exactly your goals were in the first place. You can avoid this problem by writing your goals down and by constantly refreshing your mind by reading your list. After writing the goals down you must begin to pursue them in small increments. Allow me to explain: Break your goals down into small pieces. Strive to accomplish one small piece at a time. The achievement of those pieces will motivate you to continue.

You should reward yourself for meeting each of your goals as well. Everyone likes the idea of receiving a reward for all the effort and hard work they pour into meeting their goals and accomplishing tasks. This is a great way to keep yourself fresh and motivated for success.

Planning is an important and crucial aspect of perfecting your goal-setting skills. After you have a list of goals that you want to accomplish, take some time to establish a plan of action you will take in order to meet those goals. Do your research and put a lot of time and thought into the planning process, as this will save you a lot of headaches in the long run. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

These are just a few tips that can help you achieve the key to your personal success. By dreaming big and by prioritizing your goals, you can establish a plan of action that will take you straight to the top and help you to get the successful, fulfilling life you want.