Goal Setting & Planning
"The difference between a goal and a dream is the written word."
Our Lifetime Goals
The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what we want to achieve in our lifetime. Setting Lifetime goals gives us the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of our decision making.
To give a broad, balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try to set goals in some or all of the following categories:
Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what?
Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? If so, set goals to improve or cure the problem.
What level do you want to reach in your career?
Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to achieve other goals?
Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family?
How much do you want to earn by what stage?
Are there any athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?
How do you want to enjoy yourself? - you should ensure that some of your life is for you!
Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, how?
Once you have decided your goals in these categories, assign a priority to them from A to F. Then review the goals and re-prioritize until you are satisfied that they reflect the shape of the life that you want to lead. Also ensure that the goals that you have set are the goals that you want to achieve, not what your parents, spouse, family, or employers want them to be.
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last updated 2004-01-01