First off, I'd like to greet you all a Happy New Year! 2012 is finally coming to a close. In a matter of hours, we're welcoming 2013! ^_^
So are you ready for the New Year? By that, I mean, have you set your goals for 2013? Yes, goal setting is quite important if you truly want to achieve something in life. It actually works for all aspects of life, not just for career. You may want to learn a new skill or overcome a fear. No matter what it is, it is important to know how to set a goal properly.
Forget New Year Resolutions! They don't work! How so? If you've tried in the past, you know it's not effective if you haven't written your goals down, set a target date when you wish to achieve it, and constantly remind yourself till you make it. I've written a more detailed article on that. You can read "Goal Setting for the New Year 2013."
Aside from that remember this acronym: S.M.A.R.T.
When you set goals, make sure they have these features...
- Tangible (set a target date or deadline)
Here's a video that I found that explains more about goal setting in layman's terms... Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!!! ^_^