The Five Goal Setting Principles
1. Your goals are YOUR goals.
Hear what others have to say. Try to make the best and most informed decisions possible. But it is important to have full ownership of the things you are working toward. Don’t set goals based on what you think other people want you to do.
2. Always be candid and honest with yourself when goal setting.
There are a lot of ways that we can fool ourselves. Don’t unnecessarily limit yourself or make excuses to avoid something. But don’t be unrealistic or foolish about the goals that you set.
3. Commit to taking action once you have set your goals.
Very little in life just comes to you. Anything important will require a lot of time, energy, and passion. Put your dreams to action.
4. Commit to acting in the present and toward the future once you set your goals.
You can’t move forward if your focus is on the past. The dream (goal) is the beacon in the future that you focus on. The things in the present are what you can do to get there. The past is the past, and any time or energy spent on it is wasted.
5. Focus on that which you can do and what you can control.
You can’t move forward if your focus is on the things you can’t control. DO WHAT YOU CAN DO. Waste as little time as possible concerning yourself with what you can’t control.