Successful goal setting

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Learning how to set goals and more important how to acheive your goals is an important part of our life.  In fact it allows us to shape our life instead of wandering aimlessly.  Fitzhugh Dodson once explained, “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
One thing I have learned about goals is it has to come from the results we would like to see, and we must have very strong reasons or purpose for there to be a real commitment to the goal.
Ask  yourself:  What is the result I would like to see and then ask why.  Though I am sure everyone has heard this before we know that all goals must be able to answer these questions.  Is it specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely?
Am I committed to achieving this goal?