A goal is any accomplishment or achievement which an individual focuses and works at achieving goal setting can therefore be to as process of writing down goals to be achieve at a particular time of a specific task.

TYPES OF GOALS

There are two types of goals

  1. Short term goals
  2. Long term goals
  3. Short Term Goals: these are goals one wants to achieve within a short period e.g. day, week or month.
  4. Long Term Goals: These are goals one wants to achieve of over a long period of time

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD GOAL

A good goal has the SMART as its acronym

  1. S –              Specific:   Knowing what you want to achieve
  2. M –              Measurable:  The goal should be measured
  3. A –              Achievable:  The person setting the goal should have all it takes to achieve it
  4. R –              Realistic:  It should be what can be done within a specific time frame
  5. T –              Time-Limit:  There should be a time limit for the achieving of the goal.
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IMPORTANCE OF GOAL SETTING

  1. It gives one steps of direction
  2. It helps one to be focused and determined
  3. It boost one’s self esteem
  4. It helps in decision making
  5. It guides ones guidance use of time
  6. It brings motivation to someone to work hard

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

  1. Identify your goal
  2. Think on possible alternatives
  3. Make the best choice
  4. Develop a plan of action
  5. Set time limit for the accomplishment
  6. Take one step at a time
  7. Evaluate your progress period
  8. Continue with your plan never give up

EFFECTS OF ACHIEVING SET GOALS

  1. It motivates in setting new goals if the first set goals are achieved
  2. It makes someone to feel fulfilled
  3. It develop your self confidence
  4. It makes people to be proud of you.
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OBSTACLES IN ACHIEVING GOALS

  1. Having low self esteem
  2. Unavailability of resources
  3. Peer group influence negatively
  4. Procrastination the attitude of I will do it later/tomorrow
  5. Fear of failure
  6. In availability of information
  7. Lack of ambition
  8. Setting unrealistic and immeasurable goals.

 

See also

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

POPULATION

HUMAN EMOTION (LOVE)

DECISION MAKING

MEDIA EXPRESSION

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