Have you noticed that you’ve experienced much change over the past
year, months, weeks, and even days? Your situation may have changed due to the
challenges presented by these changing times, and you may ask yourself if you
have achieved your goals of the past year. How do we go about starting our
goal-setting activity with all of this change happening around us?
The following seven goal-setting steps will help you successfully
implement your goal-setting and achieve your dreams in the future in these
Successful Goal Setting Requires Thinking About Your
You are told how to think and what to think
about each and every day. From when we get up in the morning until we go to
sleep at night, television, radio, personal computer, family, friends, managers,
and colleagues tell us how to think, feel, and act.
Invest time fifteen minutes to an hour to
think. Turn off all the external distractions, go to a quiet place (home, park,
etc.), and think about your goals and how you want to accomplish them. Think
about how you will feel when accomplishing them.
Your goal-setting thinking session should also
include how you will benefit from these changing times. What special skills do
you have or need to acquire to take advantage of these changing times?