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MANAGING YOURSELF: THE FIRST PATH TO PER... > PERSONAL GOAL SETTING - Pg. 26

26 PERSONAL GOAL SETTING Suppose you were learning archery but didn't have a target, so you just practiced by shooting into the air. How successful would you be in becoming skilled in archery? Chances are your progress would be slow. You need a target to shoot for. A goal provides such a target by giving you something to aim at. Goals can help you make decisions. Each day you encounter choices or forks in the road. When you have a goal, it is easier to know which path to take. In this way, goals act as beacons pointing the way. Without goals, you can go around and around, never getting where you want to go. Once you achieve a goal, it is important to set another one. Certain elements increase your chances of meeting a goal: State what you want to do in terms of a positive action. If you want to avoid or stop doing something, state your goals in terms of what you want to do instead.