Why Should I set my goals?
Saying I’m going to have $5 million by retirement is not goal setting. Although it might sound like I have a goal, not developing a realistic path toward fulfilling it will, unfortunately, turn my supposed goal into what it really is–a pipe dream. And pipe dreams are rarely realized. Goals, however, when properly set can usually be met.
Goal setting is the term commonly given for the process of setting and working towards specific, defined goals. Pretty simple really. What is difficult, however, is getting people to sit down and actually do it, even though it fits with human nature. When we want to go on a trip, we look at a map and plan our route. If we get lost, we recheck our map. When we want to build a model, we orderly follow the steps. When all is done, our human nature wins out: we reach our destination, and the model is correctly built.
By learning the skills of goal setting, developing success habits, and maintaining a goal-setting routine we can have the map to success. A map that will guide us straight to the achievement of all the goals we desire and deserve.
Where Do I Start
I started by getting it into my mind that I deserve success /complete my certification, and that success is something I can achieve. I have a strong belief that I can reach this success, and prepared to determine the path towards that success.
I am willing to accept that I can finish the certification, and I’ll enjoy being successful, and I am willing to establish and work on an exhilarating, enjoyable, and rewarding path to my goals, and feel confident that I’ll reach my goal. So, here I am ready to draw the map of my success.
Defining My Objectives
In Dec of 2004, I made up my mind to complete college degree by the end of 2006.
It was a brave and bold objective, perhaps one of the most difficult considering the other responsibilities that I have to shoulder for example, full-time work, family, geographical distance, different time zone, infrastructure, finances and so forth. I know that just by making the statement, however, it would not lead to its achievement.
Completing certification is important to me, and something I feel is worth pursuing, or establishing a goal-setting routine wouldn’t be worth doing.
Defining My Reasons
1. Earn More Money.
With a bachelor’s degree I can earn twice as much I can with an associate degree.
The more education I have, the higher my income will be. Having enough money to take care of my basic needs and the needs of my family is vitally important. Many of the best-paying jobs require a college degree. In general, the more college I complete, the higher my earnings will be.
2. Get Better Jobs.
Doors of opportunity will open for me once I have a higher education.
Today, more and more jobs are requiring greater levels of education. When I have options, I can focus on job satisfaction. Studies show that people with more education are less likely to be unemployed, and if they are unemployed it is for a shorter period of time than those with only a high school education.
3. Empower Myself.
Knowledge is power. The more education I have, the more knowledge and skills I will have. The more I know, the more I can learn. This cycle helps make life easier to deal with. Success in everyday life often depends on having good information and making good decisions based on that information. College will teach me how to analyze information and how to solve problems.
4. Discover Myself.
Make the most of myself by exploring my talents and gifts. The more education I have, the more I will realize my potential. Explore my talents and gifts and discover side to myself I never knew. Continuing my education beyond high school will introduce me to new ideas and new people and open up new possibilities. Degree will give me self-confidence to experience new things.