Goal Setting – Areas Of Concern

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Even though the idea of goal setting in general is a great one to learn, it helps to be capable to set goals in particular areas of your life separately.

You will be setting goals that specifically cater to your career, if you want to improve your career options. Of course, career goals aren’t the only goals that most people are looking to set.

Goal Setting Areas

  • Family
  • Health and fitness
  • Relationships
  • Social/cultural
  • Spiritual

Let’s take a look at all of the most common goals that you should consider and how best to go about each one. What would be the point in learning how to set goals in general and not give particular examples and directions on the most common goals that are set?

Inability To Attain The Goals

Lack of talent, lack of ability, personal circumstances, and upbringing is the main obstacle that stops most people from achieving what they want out of life. But in reality the single biggest reason for incapability for reaching goals is a lack of action, or not setting them in the first place or doing anything about it.

You can’t expect to move forward, if you don’t start in the first place. Many a life long adventure started with the smallest of steps. Action is the first step to achieving your goals.

One Step Towards The Goal

Most people are fine at choosing a goal to set, but are incompetent at reaching them.  By making one step, you can attain everything you want. One step is all you need to make. One step today, one step next week or tomorrow, whichever is more suitable to you.

The important thing is to keep making steps once you have started. The problem is, often the first step is the toughest, and the next step is just as tough. It is only after you have made a series of steps that it gets easier.

Motivation And Goal Setting

You need to know the fact about what is really holding you back. Goal setting and motivation go hand in hand. The goal is your journey and the motivation your fuel to get there.

You may have gallons and gallons of fuel, but no journey to go on. You may have many goals, but no fuel to get there. What can avoid you from going on that journey? There are many more things holding you back than you understand.

The Way You Approach Towards The Goal

Perhaps you are the biggest cause. Every goal is largely affected by the way you approach towards it. The achievement of the goal greatly depends on your approach towards the goal. The good news is that you can break free from whatever is holding you back.

Friends And Family

Friends and family are next in line. They may have your best interests at heart, but often their operating is what lies behind their advice to you. It is really common for those around to hold you back simply because they are not doing anything themselves.

For instance, if you are losing weight, some of your support system will unintentionally disrupt you by offering you food or alcohol. This doesn’t mean that all advice is bad, it’s just that sometimes the best meaning of comments can empty your fuel can faster than, well a very fast thing.

You need to spot these things when either mentally or physically something or someone is draining your fuel and put a stop to it. You need to break free from whatever is holding you back.

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