How to Set and Achieve Goals

Setting goals gives some of us a sense of direction and accomplishment now or for the future.  Other people may prefer spontaneous decisions – their own, someone else’s suggestions, or unexpected opportunities.

One approach to achieving goals is SMART:  “First consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it. Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound) goals that motivate you and write them down to make them feel tangible. Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.”

On the other hand you will know when something triggers a spontaneous decision and unexpected goal.  Here are just a few of the many resources that can help you discover and pursue your possibilities and new directions.

 

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