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Ten Best Goal Setting Blog Posts

16 February, 2011 | Personal Development | By: Jack

Setting goals is important for everyone in every field and in all walks of life.  But setting goals can be daunting.  What are good goals?  Should i have financial goals?  Emotional goals?  Concrete goals?  How do I measure goals?  How do i track my goals?  There are many questions and points of confusion in goal setting.  I have found many inspirational and helpful online resources for goal setting.  some of the most informative and even life changing are the basic blog posts about setting and achieving goals.  Below are the ten best blog posts i have found about setting goals.

“Ensure that you are defining goals congruent with your most important values. Values are your subconscious drivers that motivate you to do or not do anything.”

7 Pitfalls of Goal Setting

“Thou Shall Take Purposeful Action.  Success is not a spectator sport – achievement demands action. You cannot expect to arrive at success without having made the trip.”

Ten Commandments of Goal Setting

“Mistake #2- Setting goals that are too vague. When you set goals that are not specific you end up disillusioned and disappointed.”

3 Deadly Mistakes

“Don’t hold back. Make a promise, not based on knowing how to achieve your goal, but on your desire to make it real. If you have to know how ahead of time, you’ll never take the leap.”

Setting Unreasonable Goals

“Goals should be straightforward and emphasize what you want to happen. Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do.”

Smart Goal Setting

You can’t always get what you want.  Seriously, you don’t have to listen to that.”

The Rolling Stones Guide to Goal Setting

“When people lack the knowledge and skill to attain a goal, giving them a difficult goal sometimes leads to poorer performance than telling them to do their best”

Goal Setting Pitfalls and Benefits

“I’m setting myself goals this year because I want to become successful, I don’t want to become a success. To me, becoming a success implies that I’ve stopped and I’ve reached a peak in some area of my life. I want to be successful in all areas of my life and that is something which is ongoing.”

Personal Approach to Goal Setting

“I’ve noticed a tendency to have vague, fuzzy goals. The kind that look like they just woke up and haven’t shaved in weeks. Goals need hard, clean lines to them. Otherwise they’re as functional as an unemployed guy holding out for a management job for 10 years. They just don’t work!”

Setting Better Goals

“If your vibe isn’t congruent with achieving your goal then no amount of goal setting will be effective until you change your vibe”

Interesting Perspective on Goal Setting

Good luck with your goals! But you don’t need luck if you are determined and take action! :-)

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Comment from Franky Lompus
Time: June 4, 2011, 10:25 pm

Why do so many people set goals, start to make progress and then backslide diminishing the results they get? Why do many people start to consciously work towards their goals and then unconsciously sabotage their success?

The answer is simply. Many people do not condition themselves. We are creatures of habit. Our daily habits(actions/behaviours) determine our results.

A key element in achieving goals is conditioning your neurology for success. By doing so, you will keep in alignment at the neurological level. Why and how does this work?
I found an expert who’s neurological success secrets have finally been “leaked” at
I found this to be a great resource

Comment from Goal Setting
Time: June 12, 2011, 7:39 pm

Ace! What a great post – I will bechecking out these blog posts now, thankyou for the inspiration :)

Comment from David Sneen
Time: July 15, 2011, 6:10 pm

After I read the first of your ten goal setting blogs, I thought, “This is pretty definitive, how can anyone tell me anything more that is worthwhile about goal setting? But, each one did-they are truly awesome sites.

Comment from JohnnyD
Time: January 19, 2012, 8:33 am

That is a great list of resources. Thanks for going to the trouble of finding them for us Jack!

Comment from Daniel Bryan
Time: January 26, 2012, 7:17 am

Thanks for sharing those links on Goal setting. I’ve done a lot of thinking in this area and I want to be better about setting goals that are “Goals should be straightforward and emphasize what you want to happen”

Comment from Achieve Your 100
Time: March 6, 2012, 12:41 am

What a great list, thank you very much. It is always useful to revisit the rules of goal setting, almost as important as revisiting the goals!

Comment from Geeta
Time: April 10, 2012, 2:07 pm

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Comment from Goal Management Software
Time: September 19, 2012, 4:02 pm

Excellent collection of articles! There is one more article about the role of goal setting in the Navy Seals.

Basically they focused extremely on goal setting, everything they do is directed to reach one clearly defined goal.

Reading this made it clear to me again that in order to achieve maximum performance, goals are necessary.

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