The Importance Of Personal Goals In A Business Environment

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Personal goals are important in a business environment because goals are powerful tools in providing direction for the business. Goals channel brainpower to achieve and solve problems in the business environment or as Yogi Berra, famous coach of the New York Yankees baseball team once said: “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”

To set a personal goal is to make sure you know where you are going. This is true in sport, in business and indeed in life. In order to be successful, we need to know firstly what it is that we are aiming for.

But knowing where you are going is only the beginning. In order to reach our goals, we need to plan how we will reach them and then we need to work at getting there. No one has ever won an Olympic medal without very serious commitment to a very structured lifestyle and intense training. The same is true if you want to be successful in business.

How to set and achieve goals are the subjects of many motivational speakers, hundreds of Ted Talks and thousands of self-help books. I also watched a few videos on goals and goal setting and in doing so, came across a video by Arina Nikitina (a Russian Psychologist) “How to set your goal on autopilot”.

In this video, she gives 5 tips that you can use for setting goals that you can achieve.

(Demonstrate rock activity)

Tip 1: Choose one overall goal. This can be very hard to do but it will make it easier for you to focus over the long term.

Tip2: Make your goal

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