59 How to goal set for the new year
Hello again and welcome back to another episode of the Art of Business English with me, Andrew Ambrosius your host. Well, firstly I would like to start by wishing everyone a happy new year. I hope you have had a fantastic New Year’s Eve and have recovered from the party.
Well my friends, it’s that time of year again, when we start to reflect on what has been and plan for the new year. Now, in the previous episode I spoke to you about how to retain more information and spaced learning. If you haven’t listened to the episode, then I highly recommend you do so. This week we are going to be looking at how we can set our goals for 2019 and we are going to get a little help from the people at Google. There goal setting steps are pretty straight forward and easy to apply to our personal and professional like.
In this episode I am going to be covering the following:
- Why we should set goals
- How we can set goals
- A goal setting plan
- How this can help us learn
So, let’s get started.
Why we should set goals
The setting of goals is incredibly important, why, because they provide us with direction, help us focus and lead to better time management and ensure that we maintain our energy levels. Research shows that setting goals is not only important, but we also need to be very specific about them when writing them down. They must also be challenging in order to motive us. So, the key to good goals are clarity and difficulty. If goals are not clear or worse vague, then they are difficult to achieve. They must also have some challenge behind them otherwise there will be no motivation to complete them. However, we must also set realistic goals. If we set unreachable goals, then we are setting ourselves up for failure.
Another reason why we should set goals is that they provide us the framework for how they will be achieved. If we have ideas then they are ideas, but as soon as we set concrete goals and write them down, then we are forced to assess and evaluate the steps required to actually make them a reality. Therefore, goal setting is a great tool for reflection and planning. If you’re like me you know many people who have lots of grand ideas, however those people never seem to think about the actual steps or amount of work required to make their ideas a reality.
In summary, goal setting is what helps to make us proactively plan and think about what we need to actually do in order to get things done.
Now that we understand the importance of goal setting, let’s look at how we can do it.
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So, there you have it my friends, my thoughts on how to develop your goal setting study plan for 2019. I hope you have found the information useful.
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Well, that is it from me, have a great start to 2019 and I look forward to serving and helping you all in the coming year.
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