Setting Goals

On our company blog we often mention company goals or office goals and often post various quotes pertaining to the benefits of setting goals.  With that in mind I found some tips for setting goals in an article by Jean Donahue.  I hope they help. . .  Luke

  1. Make sure the goal you are working for is something you really want, not just something that sounds good.
  2. A goal can not contradict any of your other goals.  
  3. Develop goals in the six areas of life:  Family and Home, Financial and Career, Spiritual and Ethical, Physical and Health, Social and Cultural, and Educational
  4. Write your goals in the positive instead of the negative.  
  5. Write your goal in complete detail.  For instance, don’t plan to “Get in better financial shape”.  Instead, plan to “Pay off credit card A, start a 401k, save an extra $100 per month, etc.”
  6. Make sure your goal is high enough.  
  7. The most important step. . . write your goals down.

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”  Eleanor Roosevelt 

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