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
- Make sure the goal you are working for is something you really want, not just something that sounds good.
- A goal can not contradict any of your other goals.
- 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
- Write your goals in the positive instead of the negative.
- 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.”
- Make sure your goal is high enough.
- The most important step. . . write your goals down.
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” Eleanor Roosevelt