The dictionary defines success as being: "the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors." Meaning you make an attempt at something and gain a favorable result, or, the result you were hoping for.
Now that success has been defined, my next step is to make goals. What can I be doing now to achieve success? Am I on the right path or are there things in my life I need to change?
Goal setting is important for many reasons. If a person is having trouble feeling useful or bored, goal setting can help alleviate that. The best way I have found to set goals is to follow this pattern.
- First set the BIG goals. That is pretty much the list of what is believed to be success. So for example, having a lot of money or starting a family or anything else that may be on that list.
- Next set yearly goals. Realisitcally where would you see yourself in a year.
- Then set monthly goals. What can be achieved in a months time.
- Last set weekly and daily goals. I put these together because it is important to check on your goals at least once a week to see how you are doing. That gives you the opportunity to fine tune the goals to fit your life.
Goal setting can be hard to do but it is so rewarding in the end. I may sound like a hypocrite to those who know me, but I just pick myself up and "keep moving forward" as best as I can. You never know, one of these days I may get it right.