If we don’t know where we wantto go any road will lead us there. Asthe next few weeks unfold give some thought to setting goals to be achieved sothat you can create a map to take you where you want to go. It is nice to dream about the future 5 yearsfrom now but these goals should be more short term, achievable at least by theend of the year. Set realistic goalsbased on standards. You cannot controlwhat other people do so be careful about setting goals that depend upon theactions of other people.
Write your goals down and share yourgoal with at least one other person. Making your goals public makes them real and also helps make you responsible to them. Revisit your goals often to see how you areprogressing and to remind you what you wanted to do when you started out.Finally, remember that a road without obstacles probably leads nowhere.
GOAL #1 - This is a minimum standard that you would be disappointed if you did not achieve.
GOAL #2 - This is a performance goal that you feel you would be able to achieve by the end of the season. It should be a realistic goal that you would be really happy to reach.
GOAL #3 - This is an ultimate goal, for this season, which is lofty. We had several people achieve these last year even though they didn't really think they could do it before they started.
“Far better it is to dare mightythings, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than totake rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”