Setting goals is just one part of achieving good results. Achieving good results is about aligning values, setting good goals, establishing plan and strategies, determining measure points, putting forth the work and having a robust evaluation and correction process.
Goals are rarely achieved because of numerous reasons and the #1 cause is a lack of alignment to a persons T.A.S.K.S. (see below) and #2 an understanding of what it takes to properly set goals to begin with. Working through and clarifying your values is the first stage of a solid foundation for goal setting.
To properly set a goal, the goal must be reasonable and must be set in accordance with a person’s talents, attitude, skill, knowledge and style (TASKS); a goal can be set to increase or strengthen any of these TASKS points. Goals can and should build upon each other to achieve results that today one doesn’t have the TASKS to achieve. More about that in another session.
To that end.....