To start you Goal Setting, I challenge you to take action right now and will give you my Success On Your Own Terms Workbook for Free. My advice, begin on page 6, outlining your passions, which will lead you right into outlining your goals on page 15.
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Using the Goal Setting Worksheets
Goal Setting Types
The workbook is structured to focus on a few key areas that can make the biggest impact, using the Pareto’s Principle if you will, also known as the 80/20 Rule. For those that are not familiar with that rule, it states that 20 percent of what you do will yield 80 percent of your results.
The principle was suggested by management thinker Joseph M. Juran. It was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 80% of income in Italy was received by 20% of the Italian population. Here are some points I read from a google search
- In business today, it is a common rule of thumb that “80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients.”
- In the distribution of world GDP, the richest 20% have 82.70 percent of the income.
- In software, Microsoft noted that by fixing 20% of the most reported bugs, 80% of the related errors and crashes in a given system would be eliminated.
- In sports, 20% of the athletes participate in 80% of the big competitions and out of them, 20% win 80% of the awards.
- In health care, 20% of the patients have been found to use 80% of the healthcare resources.
What’s the point? The point is that as we create your goals, we want to be focused on the 20% that will have the most impact. It will be tempting to have a long, never-end list of goals. We may, in fact, start there, but we are going to end with a list of the things that matter most.
So, with all that being said, you will find eight categories on the worksheets for you to create goals. This improves your probability of success as you will not create goals in isolation, but holistically, for life. The categories were developed to help you think about life holistically. They cover Career, Financial, Education, Family, Artistic, Attitude, Physical, Pleasure, and Service. Often times we approach career goal setting in isolation. The challenge in doing that is that we do not live that way. By doing things holistically, you can create a more balanced a realistic picture for yourself.
The timelines are Lifetime, 5 Year, 1 Year and 1 Month. The timelines were created to help you think about the long-term, but then back into more immediate time periods all the way back down to one month out.
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