The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good-brain Tracy
Till 1900, in our country most communities had the goals of continuing the family occupation a fisherman’s son did only fishing business, a gold smith son became a goldsmith, a village head’s son was groomed to be a village head, a zamindar’s son took up zamindari,so on…. This tradition continued for generations. Back then they were not allowed to think beyond their family business.
STATISTICS AND FACTS OF GOAL SETTING:
Goal setting facts The difference in results between:
1. No plan
2. Plan in your head
3. Written down plan these are in significant .
A Harvard Business study revealed remarkable statistics relating to goal setting and success.
1) 83% of the population does not have goals
2) 14% have a plan in mind, but are unwritten goals
3) 3% have goals written down
The study found that the 14% who have goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. The 3% with written goals are 3 times more successful than the 14% with unwritten goals.
Clearly, a person is more likely to achieve a goal if it is written down. Personal Plan not only captures the written plan, but also keeps it dynamic and alive.
Even today, if statistics are to go by, in India 60 percent of youngsters do not set their goals for themselves; their parents do it for them.
Setting goals is the first step towards achieving your goals. It helps in formulating the strategies to reach your goal. Visualizing the goal is where you get started and finally end up owning it.During the process, the ‘HOW’ of making it happens and your dreams come alive.
Design Your Destiny by Choosing CHOICE:
Whether it is about studies or job, here is a smart strategy to set your goal which will guide you to achieve the desired state, before you decide your goal it is also important to follow the principle ‘DESIRE-DESERVE’. When you set a goal you have to analyze your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
SMART is an acronym. Remember it must be written on a piece of paper, which is going to be an important document of your life.
S – SPECIFIC
M – MEASURABLE
A – ACHIEVABLE
R – REALISTIC
T – TIME BOUND
The last one is very important which determines your destiny. Unless we allot a specific time to an assignment and strictly adhere to it, we cannot achieve it. I suggest you to set goal and divide it into five parts i.e.
1) Immediate goal setting(one month from today)
2) Short term goal(one year )
3) Mid-term goal(three years)
4) Long-term goal(five years)
5) Life goal(Ten years and more)
Writing down these goals creates the road map to your success. It is also extremely important to review your goals frequently. Remember, the more focused you are on your goals, the more likely you are to accomplish them. Finally these are the tips to keep in mind while writing down the goals:
• Set a specific goal that you are really wish, not just something that sounds good.
• A goal cannot be contradict any of your other goals.
• Develop goals that are very important in life.
• Write only positive goals that are achievable.
• Don’t set small goals when you can achieve bigger goals.
• Once you achieve the goal, do not stop; keep extending it.
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