Any regular reader of this blog knows that I am a big advocate of good time management techniques … also acknowledging that we are not really “managing” time, just trying to maximize our use of it.
My overriding theory is that if we are very productive in the time that we allot to the various areas of our life then we will get to spend more time doing what we want to be doing … rather than what we have to be doing! One particular relevant blog entry was called Finding Your Life Balance.
I have also talked about using Goal setting as one tool to help in being more productive. For many people setting goals is just too structured, or too hard, or not a high enough priority. I also find that there are times when people are more susceptible to trying something new … and maybe you are ready to try goal setting right now?
If you have any of the following signs in your life then I believe goal setting could help you:
1. You are a little unhappy in your current job.
2. You are bored with your lifestyle.
3. You are in a rut.
4. You are overweight and want to do something about it.
5. You are unfit and want to do something about it.
6. You really want to do something … but don’t know how to start.
7. You feel you could be better … at anything (work, dancing, soccer, darts, pool etc)
Goal setting sounds so formal … but all you are doing is developing a plan to get to where you want to go (the goal) and once you have a plan then you automatically increase your chance of getting there. Conversely if you just keep doing the same things you have been doing … then nothing will change! (See Bob’s rules … Insanity is doing the same thing you’ve always done and expecting different results.)
So … here is a link to my entry about Goal Setting for 2008, which in turn will link you to a number of entries on the subject. Print them out and give it a try.
The only limiting factor to what you can achieve is you! All you have to do is commit.