When it comes to setting goals most of us are in the same boat. I can say that with conviction because as Brian Tracy mentions – 97 % of the people donot have goals. And out of the small percentage that has goals an overwhelmingly small percentage write them down.
Both these facts are crucial to extracting some advantage out of the goal setting process.
How to set goals ?
to start with decide on what you want. Thats a simple suggestion but actually it is pretty difficult. I have tried it a few times and have failed. I get carried away by the latest fad , the advertisement for a Bugatti Weyron, or a trip to an exotic destination. then after a month or so I realise I have no such real interest. It was just a momentary urge. Best way to get around this is to not to limit your wants.
There might be many things that you would want to have and achieve. Try to write all of them down. Keep writing , jotting down every small thing that catches your fancy. And keep adding to that list. Give a break for a day or two or even a week. And now give the list ratings of A, B, C . A for things you want right now , cant live without , B – Things which you are willing to wait for and dont mind having sometime later in life , and C for things you would like to have but are not quite sure or as keen lets say as A and B.
Now the A list is The List that you need to keep in your pocket and take it around you everywhere.
Collect Info: Now start gathering info to get the A List stuff.Ask questions Like
- What do I know about this?
- What information do I have?
- What information do I need? Where can I get it?
- What skills do I need to master?
- What other resources should I use?
- Is this the best way to do it, or is there some other way?