Are you clear about your main objective at work at this time? Without goals, you lack focus and direction. Goal setting doesn’t just allow you to control the direction of your life; It also provides you with a benchmark to determine if you are truly successful. Think about it: Having a million dollars in the bank is proof of success if one of your goals is to accumulate wealth. If your goal is to follow charitable deeds, then keeping money for yourself is suddenly the opposite of how you define success.

Meanwhile, some very defined steps go beyond the specifics of each goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to set goals that you can complete.

Here are our five golden rules of goal setting presented in the article.

Five golden rules

1. Set goals that motivate you

If you’re a little interested in the result, or it’s irrelevant considering the bigger picture, then the chances of you putting it to work are slim.

Set goals for your life. Without this kind of attention, you can end up with too many goals, giving you too little time to dedicate to everyone. Goal achievement requires commitment, so to increase your chances of success, you need to have a sense of urgency and an “I must do this” attitude. When you don’t have this, you risk putting what you need to do to make the goal a reality. This will leave you frustrated and frustrated with yourself, both of which are de-inspiring.


To make sure your goal is inspiring, write down why it is valuable and important to you. You can use this inspiring value statement to help you if you begin to doubt yourself or lose confidence in your ability to accomplish a goal.

2. Set smart goals

You’ve probably already heard of smart goals. But do you always apply the rule? The simple fact is that to make goals powerful, they must be designed to be smart. There are many variations of what smart means, but the essence is this – goals should be:

  • Time-bound.
  • Set specific goals

Your goal must be clear and well-defined. League or generalized goals are helpless because they do not provide enough direction. Make it as easy as possible where you want to go by precisely determining where you want to end up.

3. Set goals in writing

You have no excuse to forget about it. As you type, use the word “will” instead of “wish” or “mighty”. For example, “I want to reduce my operating costs by 10 percent this year, not” I want to reduce my operating costs by 10 percent this year. ” The first goal statement has power and you can “see” yourself reducing costs, the second lacks passion and gives you an excuse if you step aside.

Tip 1:

Positively frame your goal statement. If you want to improve your retention rate, say, “I will retain all existing employees for the current quarter,” instead of “I will reduce employee turnover.” The first one is inspiring; The second still has a get-out clause that “even if some employees take leave will let you succeed”.

Tip 2:

If you use a to-do list, create a to-do list yourself that has your goals at the top. If you use a program, your goals should be at the top of your project catalog.

Post your goals in visible places, to remind yourself every day what you want to do. Place them as a constant reminder on your walls, desk, computer monitor, bathroom mirror, or refrigerator.

4. Plan the action

You will focus so much on the result that you forget to plan all the necessary steps along the way.

5. Stick with it!

Remember, goal setting is an ongoing activity, not a means to an end. Create reminders to keep yourself on track and create regular time-slots to review your goals. Your destination may remain the same for a long time, but the action plan you set for yourself may change significantly. Ensure consistency, value, and need remain high.

Key points

Goal setting is more than just saying you have something to do. Unless you clearly define what you want and understand why you want it in the first place, the barriers to your success are significantly reduced. By following the five golden rules of goal setting you can set goals with confidence and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you can achieve what you set out to do.

So, what do you decide to accomplish today?

How to Apply the Golden Rules to New Year Resolutions

Click on the image below to see how you can use the Five Golden Rules for setting your New Year Resolutions represented in an infographic:

Five Golden Rules for Setting Great New Year Career Goals

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