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“All good performance starts with clear goals.” – Ken Blanchard

Champions have a clear idea of what they want to achieve. It helps them keep their focus and vision on that goal always. The clarity of goals also helps them define the road map to reach that destination through obstacles, hurdles, or failures.

Every person has a different definition of success. For some, it might be winning a World championship. Another person may want to achieve a national level win. Some may want to earn a certain amount of money to buy a decent house…

Therefore, first, decide what you want. Once you have defined the goals, create a map of how you are planning to reach there. You can break the goal into many achievable milestones so that your chances of reaching the end goal is easy.

The next step is to begin. This is one of the crucial stages where many people falter. Just like New Year’s resolutions that never fructify, many people stop after planning. So, start today. Remember to go steady on your path to success. Keep improving with huge strides, powered by the motivation to achieve the goals you have set yourself.

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Planning an interview is better than never devising a prospect answer prior to the big day. Good communication with the interviewer encourage them to think that you are the best candidate to do the job. So here are some tips for you to incorporate into your interviewing process.

1. SELF INTRODUCTION

Tell a brief answer about your goals, experience, interests and communication skills.

2. ENUMERATING STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Emphasize good traits that are only related to the job you are applying for. In terms, if weakness, mention an area that you are working to improve.

3. INTENTION OF APPLYING TO THE JOB

In this part, look at your interviewer's eyes and tell honestly how you can apply your skills for the company's benefit. Tell how your interests and goals match that of the company.

4. HIRING PART

When asked 'Why should we hire you?', take the opportunity to highlight your unique qualities you can bring to the job.

5. CHALLENGE SITUATION

The interviewee mostly asked challenging questions to check your flexibility. In case, don't be afraid to say that you would ask questions of your supervisor and approach each challenge as a learning opportunity.

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Challenges for goal setting:

CHALLENGE 1-UNREALISTIC GOALS: this can be a challenge for you. It is very hard to find what exactly you want in life.

CHALLENGE 2-PROCESS: To make a process is very tough. It’s hard to breakdown your goals into numerous small achievements.

CHALLENGE 3-MANAGEMENT: to manage time, goals and time are very tough. You need to think carefully to give time to them.

CHALLENGE 4-SACRIFICES: some goals require sacrifices. Some are very easy like switching your social media accounts off and some are tough as leaving your comfort zone.

Solutions to face these challenges:

SOLUTION 1-REALISTIC GOALS: give time to think and set goals.

SOLUTION 2-WORK ACCORDINGLY: find the main pillars of your goal and try to achieve them one by one.

SOLUTION 3-FOLLOW SCHEDULE: make a schedule and follow it.

SOLUTION 4-GAIN: when you sacrifice something, you always gain new things that you need to find and apply those positive things at the right time.

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These are the few techniques which will help you to avoid goal setting problems:

• Write your schedule. Always write your monthly or yearly schedule for your goals. Also, write a daily schedule to improve your abilities. The monthly and yearly schedule will help you to achieve goals and daily schedules will help you to improvise yourself and coming closer to it.

• Manage your time. Always manage your tie when it comes to your goals. Give some time period to it and work for it. Manage when you are working and till what date it will be completed.

• Be punctual. Try to complete your work very soon. Practice it more and present it on time.

• Follow the process of goal setting. Always follow your goal setting sheet. Achieve them all in parts on by one. Don’t hurry and go slow but don’t delay.

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Your goal becomes unrealistic when it requires more energy, skills, abilities which are not available to you. Abilities and skills and be developed but time cannot. The requirement of money can also be the factor for unrealistic goals. There are many parameters that set your goal as unrealistic.

The necessary requirement for work time can also become a factor. Some goals require maximum working hours and some do not. Setting unrealistic goals does not lead you to the target.

Your goal becomes realistic when it requires the necessary energy. Skills and abilities. These are the goals which you can complete by your abilities or sometimes you need to develop them. These goals give you a sense of achievement and a direction to work. This will lead you to a better future.

So here’s the difference between realistic and unrealistic goals, so choose the realistic goals and work for it.

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Goal setting is important for you as it helps to identify what’s important for you. You get clarified whether what you have to achieve first. Setting a goal is also a challenge. People often set very unrealistic goals and have no plans for it. For setting a perfect goal you need to set realistic goals and be very specific.

The process to set a goal must be followed. You can also set the simple goals first and then after completing them you can set the harder ones.

It needs commitment, hard work, concentration and zero distractions for completing your goals. Being specific to your goals matters a lot. Try to set a good goal which will be realistic and work harder for achieving them.

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Improving your goal setting has become important. We usually set unrealistic goals which lead to us nowhere. So it’s important to set realistic goals initially and tackle them first. After completing your goal, you can set a new goal. It gives you a purpose to live and work.

Process for setting a goal is as follows:

• Identify your goals. Note them. Be realistic and specific.

• Breakdown the goals into small targets.

• Note every possible obstacle between you and your goal.

• Note the possible way to tackle those obstacles.

• Build a schedule for your goal.

• Give some necessary time.

• Work for it.

This is the process to set a goal. Try this out and tackle those into parts. Proper time management and schedule will have an important part in completing your goal. Do it now!

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Many times we just work according to our school, office or as per our parents say, but having a fixed goal can change your life. Having a goal gives you a purpose to study and work. Having a bright future is a need of everyone but it needs goals and works towards it. Setting goals gives you the direction and working towards it gives you success.

Benefits of goal setting are:

• Directs your focus to the goal.

• Gives direction.

• The clarity in decision making.

• It gives control to your future.

• It gives personal satisfaction.

• It gives a sense of purpose in life.

• It helps to redirect your life.

• Important for working towards your goals.

These are the benefits of goal setting. So start setting a goal and work towards it.

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If you’re focusing on your health, pick something practical. Enjoy going to the gym or jogging, and let that make a real difference in your life.

If you want to be your boss and waiting for others’ advice for your next step in life, then you are probably never going to achieve that goal.

When you want to make a difference in your career, and be more successful, investigate what would make a difference. Try to analyze the performance of people who have the job you desire for. What are the missing links that they do differently than you?

Make all these answers to your goals. Try your best to achieve them in sequence.

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The first step in any goal setting is to make a proper plan. Write down your goals and create a plan to follow those. Apply the SMART technique.

FOLLOWING IS THE SAMPLE TEMPLATE YOU CAN CONSIDER WHILE WRITING A GOAL PLAN-

(REPLACE “_____” WITH RELEVANT WORDS):

  1. MY SMART GOAL IS ________
  2. DOES THIS GOAL FIT INTO A SMART IDEOLOGY? (YES/NO)
  3. CHALLENGES IN ACHIEVING THIS GOAL ARE __________
  4. TIME FRAME REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IS ________
  5. I WILL REVIEW MY PROGRESS BY ___________ (WRITING, EMAILING, MAINTAINING A DIARY, KEEPING A LOGBOOK, ETC.)
  6. I WILL NEED HELP FROM ________ (PEOPLE, BOOKS, INTERNET RESOURCES)
  7. AFTER ACHIEVING MY GOAL, I WILL _________

If you follow this technique of writing a goal plan, things will be a lot easier and help you in achieving your goals.

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If you’re focusing on your health, pick something practical. Enjoy going to the gym or jogging, and let that make a real difference in your life.

If you want to be your boss and waiting for others’ advice for your next step in life, then you are probably never going to achieve that goal.

When you want to make a difference in your career, and be more successful, investigate what would make a difference. Try to analyze the performance of people who have the job you desire for. What are the missing links that they do differently than you?

Make all these answers to your goals. Try your best to achieve them in sequence.

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Effective goal setting is essential to achieve goals. This helps to reach our goals successfully and decisively. We need to take the right actions within a limited time frame. If we do not set our goals effectively, we may start losing interest or abandon our goals.

This may happen due to a lack of confidence, improper planning, being unrealistic, and pressuring ourselves too much. But if we set our goals effectively in the first place itself, we are sure to achieve those without any hurdles.

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1.) Commit

Declare your relevant and meaningful goal and write it down as a form of commitment.

2.) State your "why"

State your motivations- why it's important to you, what benefits you will get from it, and how you will stay accountable.

3.) Set a deadline

Set a reasonable deadline to avoid procrastinating.

4.) Set a reward

Set a reward to look forward to and to motivate your more

5.) Break it down

Break down your goal to avoid overwhelm by setting progress markers and deadlines for each.

6.) Plan ahead

Identify obstacles you might face and come up with solutions to overcome them and eliminate excuses.

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Once you have your goals it’s also equally important to make a plan to achieve them, here's how to do it

Specific

What exactly do you want to accomplish? Who needs to be involved? What resources do you need?

Measurable

How will you know when you've reached your goal? How will you measure and track results? Ask yourself how much and how many?

Achievable/Attainable

Does your desire for the goal plus the possibility of achieving it make it attainable? Do you have time to work on this goal? Is there anything you will need to drop to make it happen?

Relevant

Is this goal worthwhile? Does it fit with your aspirations and values? Does it fit with what else you have going on in life currently?

Timebound

When will this goal begin and end? What do you hope to have achieved a quarter of the way and half the way through? Set milestones. Decide on what your acceptable level of the slippage will be.