Facts About Goal Setting

Goals are like foundation stones for the success of any business organization. Where goals define and constitute success, which in turn gives direction of purpose to increase the potential for the achievement of success, it would be needless to specify the importance of setting the right goals for the ultimate benefit of any enterprise. However, the goals of a company many a times are misinterpreted with its objectives, aims and missions.

Goals are synonymous to success as it describes the required and desired intent or condition which should be rightly followed for the ultimate prosperity and success of that organization. Where organizational goals keep revising from time to time, the purpose, mission and functioning of the organization remain intact.

Let’s take a look at some hard facts about goal setting

  1. Specific, realistic goals work best- While setting the goals for the effective management and success of an enterprise, make sure that the set goals are practical, realistic and easily achievable. Goals which are defined out of proportion and are unpractical generally tend to lose their effectiveness and charm over a short period of time. The best, therefore, is to set more realistic, specific and attainable goals which can be stuck to for the ultimate benefit of the company.
  2. It takes time for a change to become an established habit- When goals are set for an organization, they do not start showing results from the next day onward. Any new change or resolution takes time to adapt and go down well with the system, till it becomes a regular habit. So, give your goals some time to settle down and be recognized well within the association, before you start working on its achievements.
  3. Repeating a goal makes it stick- As an individual, one needs a reminder and a boost everyday to work effectively and efficiently towards the achievement of one’s pre-set goals. One should keep reminding oneself of his goals in life, day in day out, by calling it aloud to oneself so as to remain focused on them, thereby making the brain work in the direction of achieving them successfully.
  4. Pleasing other people doesn’t work- A goal should not be focused and worked upon just to satisfy or please some other person. Your goals should belong to you alone, and not be a reflection of someone else’s desires. Remember, you can remain motivated and determined towards achievement of your goals only if they specify your own hidden desires, and not if it is being done out of an obligation to a third party.
  5. Roadblocks do not mean failure- No one makes it to the top in just one go. Slipping-up is a part of the learning process and the mantra behind climbing the ladder of success to reach the ultimate goal point. So, keep trying even if you fall, by getting back to track every time you miss your goal, by retraining your grey cells towards a newer and better way of thinking.
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