Goal setting in it's truest form is personal goal setting. Goals set by you for you. Have you managed to set goals that are a perfect match for you? It's surprisingly difficult to not set generic or common goals!
Is there something you really want, something you want more than anything? What would you absolutely love to happen? Are you thinking of something?
You working towards and achieving THAT is why you're here!
When the great philosophers of the past talked of goals they wanted each person to be victorious in their own way. Each person to enjoy victory over themselves.
How far removed is this from the way goals are sometimes used today? Many consider goals a weight placed on their shoulders, a burden, a pressure.
Many people I speak to don't want to set goals in their personal life because it reminds them of the often negative pressure of work.
If you set goals that you truly care about, that you would be so delighted to achieve, is a completely different thing to setting goals at work because your boss tells you to. Completely different.
Personal goal setting which is the heart of goal setting is a whole different ball game to the goal setting I see in play in the world today.
There is no sense of obligation. Nobody forces you to do anything. There is no weight. No heaviness. No pressure. It's like a type of freedom!
You can think about and set goals and a focus that you feel you really want to do and achieve in life, you can set your own personal goals for jobs, goals to help your financial situation, or even your own personal goals within your current employment. Even if you have children, where your desire for their growth and success is so natural goals can have great power.
When you can say to yourself. "I have something I want. I do it because I really want to. I will work towards achieving what I want". This is true goal setting.
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