Is goal setting a good idea? Properly learnt and managed, yes, absolutely! Knowing how to set and achieve goals is a life skill that many people never make the most of. Make sure you learn this well as, it is a valuable skill for managing time and life.
-Goal setting students are more likely to focus on what they want and less on what they don't.
-You will learn how to plan, prioritize and produce to get the results you want.
-You will learn the importance of persistance, making it easy for you to have the ability to be persistant when reaching to achieve your goals.
-Whether you achieve the goal or not, you would have learnt to take 100% responsibility for every outcome of your actions.
-Goal setting and achievement creates confidence, raises self esteem and leads to a real sense of satisfaction.
-It will create challenges to overcome, and opportunities to learn and grow by tackling them.
Six tips to take that will really improve the quality of your goal setting
-START SMALL. Keep goal setting sweet and simple. Long term, conceptual goals can be tackled with time and experience of personal goal setting.
-OWN IT. Make sure your goals really are your own and no one else's.
-KNOWING WHY YOU WANT IT. Motivation starts goals, whereas persistance is usually what finishes them. Both can be built if you have a compelling reason for why you want something. To help you understand this, write a list of reasons for your goals.
-GET SMART. A short term goal is more likely to be achieved if it is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.
-WRITE GOALS DOWN. Writing it down is the best and most effective way of remembering what exactly you are aiming for. Write, read and review each day, this will help you keep your goals in mind.
-GET SUPPORT. Have someone you trust there to encourage you when your goals seem to hard.