Goal setting is an immensely powerful process, but for your business and personal life. The purpose of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life to achieving something. Whether it be a mountain to climb or a small foot hill. By knowing exactly what you want to acheive, you know where you have to focus your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that would otherwise lure you from your course.

The established way of making goals more powerful is to use the acronym SMART

SMART usually stands for:

* S Specific
* M Measurable
* A Attainable
* R Relevant
* T Time-bound

The way in which you set goals, strongly affects their effectiveness. The following five step guidelines will help with setting effective goals.

1. List your desire
2. Select a goal
3. Define your target
4. Set a deadline
5. Carry a reminder

Setting goals at the correct level is a skill that is acquired with practice, they should always be stretching but realistic. However remember the belief that a goal is unrealistic to achieve may be incorrect so keep challenging yourself.

Goals can be perceived as bad thoughts becuase very often, you do not reach them. Now, if you’re one of those people who do not achieve things, who cares? Think of goals as a journey. If you don’t reach your destination, isn’t it better to get close?

Author's Bio: 

Over the past 20 years Richard has become a legend on the international speaking circuit. The Richard Denny Group is recognised at the forefront of business training, selling, leadership and management, customer care and business growth.