Personal goal setting starts with your lifetime goals, and then works through a series of lower level plans concluding in a daily routine list. You can break even the biggest life goal down into a number of small tasks that you need to do each day to reach the lifetime goals by setting up this structure of plans.
While setting personal goals, the first step is to consider what you want to accomplish in your lifetime, as setting lifetime goals that gives you the overall outlook that shapes all other features of your decision making procedure.
To help give you a broad, and balanced outlook of important areas in your life, try goal setting in some or all of the following categories:
Do you want to accomplish any artistic goals? If so, what is it? Do you want to paint a masterpiece, write a song, or write an article?
Does your own mindset hold you back from making progress? Is there any part of the way, which upsets you, which you behave, for instance, do you talk too much? In such cases, set a goal to enhance your behavior or find a solution to the trouble.
Is it your goal to be the boss or do you want to be the president of someone elseâ€™s company, or own your own company someday? What level do you want to reach in your career?
Is there any knowledge you want to obtain in specific or some area of study that you would like to practice? What information and skills will you need to accomplish these educational goals?
Do you want to be a parent? How do you want your partner or family members to see you? If so, how are you going to be a good parent?
How much do you want to earn by what age in your life? What can you do to make that come about?
Do you want good health deep into old age? Are there any athletic goals you want to accomplish? What steps are you going to take to accomplish this?
How do you want to enjoy yourself? You should make sure that some of your life is geared toward making yourself happy for no reason other than being happy.
Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, what steps will you take to accomplish such goals?
You have to assign a priority to them if you want to succeed, once you have decided your kinds of personal goals. Then review the personal goals and re-prioritize until you are satisfied that they replicate the shape of the life that you want to lead.
Also, you should make sure that the personal goals that you have set are the goals that you want to achieve, but not what your parents, spouse, family, or employers want them to be.
Success only happens when you are working for your own well being because doing it for others will ensure that you disrupt your own success.