and then taking action... where would any of us be?
Yes, goal setting is as important as any other self-help topic listed here, in my humble opinion. And whilst there may well be many goal setting strategies out there...
Anyway, there's only one thing left to do, really, and that's start...
I hate to admit this, but I think I am quite typical when it comes to setting goals for myself - either in my work- or personal-life - in that I avoid doing it as much as I can!
What an admission, eh!
But I do still realise the importance of setting goals in your life so that you can achieve things that are important to you. E.g. a new job, a new hobby, a big home improvement project, continued education, etc.
So, as with quite a lot of the self-help on offer here, this goal setting information is as much for my benefit as it is for yours.
And I do - like you probably - get around to goal-setting every now and then. Even for big projects like writing a novel, or learning to play an instrument or building a brand new website (called SelfHelpCollective.com) - I eventually sat down and wrote down some goals, and then I took action...
So here are a few very of my goal setting steps. They're a bit basic, but I do think you'll achieve whatever you want in life if you follow them...
Tip 1: Know why you want to achieve the goal.
Tip 2: Make sure you take some action on these goals, today.
Short and sweet goal setting tips, for sure. But still.
NOTE: Sharon Alexander runs http://www.claimthatjob.com
Ryan Celestain shows you how he reached his goal of running a sub-60 minute 15km race, after previously failing to break 60 minutes. This goal-setting video is 10-minutes long, but it does make a great goal setting example and illustrates the importance of setting goals - and telling everybody about them - and then being determined to follow them through with action!
So, Ryan's goal setting strategies include: go public!
Anyway... Go, Ryan, go!