Saturday, February 7, 2009

Utilizing the Best Goal Setting Tips for Your Personal Success

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By James Carter

There are times in life when the end goal we have set for ourselves is larger than we want to see. These goals are best broken down into smaller steps along the way. Goal setting for success can help to break down the seemingly insurmountable walls surrounding these goals. At the heart of goal setting is the smaller bits and pieces of the whole and the celebrations we give ourselves along the way.

Personal goal setting can work to make goal achievement easy and rewarding. These tips can help guide your personal goal setting in the right direction.

Think path, not end. The goals setting goals we aim to achieve need to be ones we can accomplishment in a short period of time. If our goals are huge they will seem to out of reach and we will lose interest in our success in a small time period. If the goal setting goals are small, we are constantly making it one step closer to the end and we are moving slowly but surely toward our huge expectation. A weight loss of 100 pounds may seem overwhelming, but goal setting for 10 pound increments is an achievable success waiting to happen.

Reward yourself often. Along the same lines as setting small personal success goals is rewarding yourself for those goals. On the same topic of weight loss, every time you lose those ten pounds, give something back to you! This is the purpose of goal setting for success. Reaching the goals means patting yourself on the back and preparing for the next goal. Try rewarding yourself with something totally unrelated to the goal. Weight loss, for instance, should not be rewarded with beauty regimes. But something more tangible, like a stone in the garden or a new picture on the wall.

Take help when you need it. Pride can mean the difference in goal setting movement that works and one that does not. If you are aimed at making those success driven life changes, having help along the way does not make you a failure. It does, however, make you the person that is more apt to make the most of goal setting. Your goals, with help, are still your successes.

Be ready to revise. Life comes at you quick and with life comes the chance of a roller coaster ride. We need to revise our methods of goal setting at every turn in the road if that is what is needed to make the success real. Achievement and success is not measured by the goal, but by the ability to continue moving forward despite the troubles and hindrances to our goal setting life may create.

Don't fret the missed goals. Not every goal will be met and that is just the way it should be. If goal setting always ended in success, there would be no need to do anything else in life except set goals. There will be ups and down along the path and goal setting simply allows you to stay focused on the bigger picture of overall success, even if there are stumbles.

Taking your time and setting goals that are achievable will make the difference in goal setting for personal success. It is the goals we set in our lives that make us drive for more and strive for the best. Goal setting needs to be realistic and open to change. And, when goals setting works and those success goals are reached, celebrate and reward yourself. - 14682

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