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Effective Goal Setting Skills

Sep 1, 2008
In business, career and personal life, effective goal setting skills are essential. Goal setters can be found in any Forbes list, rich list, high up in corporations, and winners of life. Effective goal setting skills transform lives.

People are like ships without rudders. Without a destination, they stay in port, and never see new horizons. We see these people even in our local area. These people generally will say they have been living in that area or that house since they were born. They may not go on holiday, and may likely conform to the norm. However, this is not what some want.

Even though the majority of people do indeed settle to mediocrity, we don't. Out of 100 people interviewed at 25, and re-interviewed at 65, only 5 will achieve great things, and out of that 5 only one will achieve super success.

What makes 95% of the people to live that mediocre life? We know that about 7% of people set goals. And if we ask that 5% about what they all do, we will find that they all goal set! This makes achieving goals with a chance of 40-70% success rate. It is much better than if we don't set goals.

In effect effective goal setting skills are essential, especially if you want change or want something. If you want to become a doctor, and do that consciously by deciding, then you have set a goal. You know what you want to do, and can take action on that. It is same whether a doctor, entrepreneur, singer or actor.

Having effective goal setting skills is not the only thing that will make you a success. Simply writing your goals down does not mean that you will succeed, nor will having an elaborate goal setting system.

All effective goal setting skills can give you, is the ability to achieve, however, it will be up to you to achieve them. You will need to have a confident attitude of success, and also the motivation to act.

Resolutions - something which countless millions do at New Years, end up not working. Goal setting works, however, New Year resolutions are not effective goal setting skills. People set goals at New Year, and then move forward with the goal for the first few days or even a week or two at max. New Year resolutions become peak when we have been drinking alcohol, unfortunately, by time the alcohol wears off, we soon forget about the resolution until next year.

Decide to be different. Understand that the most successful people employ goal setting to some degree. However, to achieve that goal, especially those big goals, you will need much more of a system. A goal setting system improves chances of success.

Consider the 5%. That 5% is committed to achieving that goal. They have effective goal setting skills, and also know why they want something. This is essential, as knowing why you want something, will allow you to take action. And you will soon find success.
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