Individual goal setting at work. 3 tips

Before opting for a single goal fits your goals program, you should work that goal through a process that can help determine if it is necessary to achieve this goal at the present time. This can take considerable time, but can save much time and frustration by eliminating goals that are not for you at this time and help you identify what you need to focus on this time.

1. The objective on your goal:  

Your goal should be specific, measurable, achievable realistic, and timely. Remember: Some goals should be large and some of the goals should be far-reaching.

Important goals should be divided into smaller parts to ensure daily accountability. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds this year, you can break that down to a target of 4 pounds per month or 1 pound a week and then figure out how many calories you need to cut or burn to achieve that weekly weight loss.

2. Identify how you benefit from the goal:  

People often fail to achieve their goals because they focus on the costs and benefits. "If I lose weight," they reason, "I'll have to give up this and that." Or "If I quit, I know I will gain weight and be miserable and difficult to treat."

Instead of focusing on the negative, think of the benefits you will enjoy. When setting goals, make a list of the tangible benefits that will be yours when you reach each goal. Every time you start to wonder if it pursues a goal worth the effort, simply remove the list of benefits and read aloud again.

3. List the obstacles that stand between you and your goal:  

You need to identify the obstacles to be realistic and avoid being surprised. People have experienced many times that they had no idea that the pursuit of such-and-such an objective would be so demanding, requires much effort, it takes so long, and involve many unexpected difficulties. Careful advance planning eliminates much of this disappointment, but we must understand that you can not always see the obstacles ahead. Therefore, commitment, attitude, responsibility, and focus on the benefits remain constant needs. Patience is also very important. Just remember to stay focused on the goal, you can see not only the benefits and obstacles. 

Very few people get excited about the obstacles. A huge traffic jam when you're in a big hurry or a bad cold just before a long-planned vacation does not create excitement in your life. The disappointments or failures of any kind are rarely seen with enthusiasm. However, these same difficulties should generate excitement, if for no other reason that overcoming obstacles makes you stronger and lets rise to greater heights. 

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