Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

Synopsis

Why is it that some people consistently seem to get more done than others? The answer is that they know how to set specific, achievable goals for themselves...and then follow through on them. This revised and updated edition of Goal Setting features worksheets, quizzes, and other practical tools, giving readers powerful techniques they can use to set a goal, make a plan, and acquire the resources and power necessary to achieve their objective. The book shows readers how to:act upon their objectives in a precise, targeted way • recognize obstacles and overcome them • become more assertive • change counterproductive behavior • establish priorities • make the most of their time- achieving goals takes hard work and discipline. This expanded edition of Goal Setting gives readers the tools and techniques to accomplish anything.

Excerpt

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have the ability to accomplish a lot? They know where they are headed and exude an enviable confidence. Effective goal setting is one of their keys to success. You may be working very hard at what you do, but without setting goals you'll find that your hard work doesn't yield meaningful results.

Remember Alice in Wonderland? At one point in the story, Alice stops at the crossroads to ask the Cheshire Cat which road to take. He responds by asking where she wants to go. When she tells him that she “doesn't much care where,” he replies, “then it doesn't matter which way you go.” As a result, she wanders aimlessly in her travels.

Like Alice, we often travel the road of life without a specific direction or goal. Few of us make goal setting a priority. In fact, studies have shown that most people either do not know what they want from life or, if they do, have no plans for realizing their dreams. Only a small percentage of people have specific, welldefined goals. And people who most frequently reach their goals are those who write them down and develop the plans to reach them.

Take a moment to consider why writing down your goals makes . . .

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