Setting: The Main Purpose
we believe that just achieving goals is the purpose behind
personal goal setting, we are failing to realize the true
As personal goal setting develops, events
are set in motion with consequences often
far beyond what we originally imagined or intended.
goal setting therefore is important not only to accomplish an end
result but also to concentrate
our efforts, and focus our
vision on progress.
goal setting keeps moving us forward in progressive
Obstacles have to be overcome in any personal goal
Often, the lessons we learn from dealing
with these challenges, the skills we hone from tackling and
successfully overcoming these problems, equip us with valuable tools
we apply in numerous areas of life.
Our feeling of achievement and long-lasting sense
of fullfillment are integral in the personal goal setting PROCESS,
not just the end result.
To get the purpose of personal goal setting
into focus, think of the kind of person you need to become to achieve
What characteristics, personality traits, personal
qualities, will you need to develop to achieve that goal? In other
words, who do you need to be?
you can write a paragraph concisely answering those questions, you
have then discovered the main purpose
of setting that goal.
Keeping the above information in mind will prevent
personal goal setting from being merely an academic exercise.
This information is masterfully explained on pages
302-303 of Anthony Robbins best-seller:
"Awaken the Giant Within"
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