A Goal Without A Schedule is Just a DreamWritten by Barrett Niehus
A Goal Without A Schedule is Just a Dream
By Barrett Niehus http://www.freetrainer.com
There are many books, publications, speakers, and motivators that make money preaching steps to success. Some are right on mark, others have so little logic that they nearly exist on an ethereal plane. However, almost all resources that teach success, focus on importance of setting goals. Even more importantly, they focus on steps necessary to achieve a goal. From landing on moon to running four minute mile. All started out as goals, and found resources and schedules necessary to achieve success.
When setting a goal, it is important to realize that goal must be achievable and quantifiable. Merely stating that you want to lose weight is not a goal. It must be quantifiable and have a date associated with it. The goal, "I will lose ten pounds by May eleventh" would be an example of an appropriate, quantifiable, and achievable goal.
The reason that quantity and time are necessary are to solidify schedule and steps necessary to achieve goal in time allotted. If you say you will lose weight, but do not set a date, then you may remain same weight for years without any progress. By setting date, you at least imply that there is a schedule, and a number of steps necessary to achieve your final goal.
Where's The Map, I Think I'm Lost!!Written by Jill Lambert
How many times have you begun year with grand ideas of things you needed to do? The calendar changes a little bit, and we have this sense of a new beginning. You know what I'm talking about, those silly things we call "New Year's Resolutions".
"New Years Resolutions", okay I confess I've made a few in my lifetime too. And, it always seems I can't remember them on January 5th!
What if there was a way to get you on right path on January 1, and keep you there year after year? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it's not. I know you've heard this before, but here it goes again. We all need to have written goals.
A written goal is not just an idea in your head. It's not a dream or a wish. That's not kind of goal we're talking about. Take hopes and good intentions out of your mind, and analyze what you can realistically accomplish. How much hard work and determination are you willing to expend?
Working hard and setting goals applies to you, no matter what your situation. If you are a parent that needs to begin a savings plan for your child's college education, you need goals! If you are interested in buying your first home, or maybe upgrading from home you have, you need goals! If you're just getting starting, or are an online pro in marketing a product on internet, you need goals! Goal setting is a must to get you on right path! Think of your goals as your road map!
I bet you can't tell me characteristics of what a goal should be. Let's take a look:
1. It should be USEFUL. Think of you goal as a bridge, a way to get from where you are, to where you want to be.
2. It should be TIME-LIMITED. Each phase of your goal needs a deadline. Without a deadline, you'll keep traveling same road, probably one you're on now.