There are goals in my life I would like to achieve. Some of my goals are small and others require a bit of a leap. The Setting Goals and Achieving Success series will offer my approach towards achieving goals and show support to other goal setters. I hope you enjoy. Stay tuned for Setting Goals and Achieving Success Part 2…
Setting Goals and Achieving Success
What goals you are working on right now? Sharing is an important part of goals setting. Somehow, when you share with others, it becomes real. In the comments section I welcome you to share the goals you are working and your strategies for success.
Part 1: Set Yourself up to Succeed
It doesn’t matter what you want: asking your boss for a raise, asking someone for a favor, or figuring out how to buy that something you have been wanting. When you set goals you need to know what you want in the end and if you can achieve it. Make sure your goals are tangible, attainable and realistic.
Too often we set goals that we know will never happen or we are not willing to put the needed effort to make it a reality. Then you spend too much time focusing on what you couldn’t do rather than what you can achieve. It changes the playing field. Don’t set yourself up for failure, set realistic and attainable goals. This doesn’t mean you should set your sights low and let negativity shape your goals. Instead, rationally assess your skill set, network of support and available time you can dedicate to your goals.
Go into it with Eyes Wide Open.
Asking your boss for a raise when your company just laid off 10 employees, is bad timing. But, in the interim, you can, take the lead and show what a real asset you are to the company. In six months, after your help gets the company back on track, you will not have to ask for that raise. Your company may even give you more than you were initially thinking because you rolled up your sleeves and did what was needed. By going into goal setting with eyes wide open, I am referring to assessing all the outside elements that may inhibit your success. After looking into these variables further, you can adjust your goal and proceed accordingly.
In the comments section don’t forget to share your goals and strategies for success.
Stay tuned for Setting Goals and Achieving Success Part 2…
Susanne Veder Berger is an author, educator, business executive and mother, who currently lives' on New York City's Upper West Side. Susanne has held a variety of executive positions in the field of marketing for CitiGroup, the U.S. Tennis Association and a number of other companies and organizations. Over the past 4 years, Susanne has been working with inner city high school students in Brooklyn, New York helping them develop self-esteem, prepare for college and secure internships – Susanne Veder Berger's work in education is centered around the implementation of extra curricular activities and the development of student-run journalism programs.