Setting and Achieving Goal Plans: Goal Planning Tips


Setting and achieving goal plans are easier than ever before. Use our Goal Setting For Success tool for aspiring leaders. In this section discover how find the time to achieve your goals.

"If you don't know what is really important to you,
everything will seem to be more important than it really is.”

Because everything tends to seem so important, people often make the mistake of trying to do everything. Doing everything can keep you so busy, you may not take the time to think about what is really deserving of your time and attention.

"Time cannot be recycled - it can only be leveraged or lost."

Unfortunately, time will always be in limited supply. Each minute or hour that passes by can never be regained.

Benjamin Franklin wisely said, "Do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of."

It's a simple fact that in this age of multi-tasking, dual career/daycare mom's and dad's - the scarcest commodity of all, is TIME.

If you are feeling stretched for time, to the point that you do not see how you'll ever be able to devote any real effort toward a goal planning process - then listen up.

The first thing to do when trying to find time for setting and achieving goal plans, is to track how your time is currently being spent. Odds are that you are allowing life to manage you, rather than you effectively managing your life.

Track your day in 30-minute increments, using a spiral notebook or journal. Jot down what roles you played and the activities you engaged in throughout the day. Ideally, you should track how your time is spent for an entire week.

Once you've done this exercise for a couple of days, you're going to start seeing patterns of how you are currently utilizing your time. You'll begin to notice opportunities where your time can be reallocated for more productive activities. In addition, you'll realize that simply because you are more focused on how your time is spent, you'll get more done in a day than you were previously.

It's true that what we focus on - expands. When you are watching the clock, doesn't time seem to go by more slowly? Similarly, when we are watching how we are spending our time, we somehow seem to find more of it.

Once the week is done and your notes are complete, sit down and analyze how you've been spending your time. Identify pockets of time that are not being used to your benefit such as: time in front of the TV, on the telephone, in front of the computer, sleeping, etc.

Consider investing in a quality time management system. This will compliment your efforts in setting and achieving goal plans for maximum results.

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Success Lesson #13: Why Some People Are Never On Time

"A man or woman who is impressed with the value of time will make every minute count with such purpose that his or her life will inevitably bear the stamp of power."
- O.S. Marden

It is a rare thing to find a really successful person who has not strongly developed a habit of promptness. Someone who is constantly missing their bus, who is almost invariably late in keeping appointments, and who is habitually behind time in meeting his bills, creates a distrust in the minds of those who have dealings with him.

Although he may be honest and his intentions may be good, he somehow always comes up short in meeting the timelines he's committed himself to.

"People who know the value of their time, take extra steps to protect it from people who would attempt to steal it."

The late J. Pierpont Morgan told a friend he regarded every hour of his time worth a thousand dollars. This may very well be the reason his fortune grew to such a massive amount.

Too often we do not take time to consider just how much our time is worth. We should set a price upon our time to ensure we use it wisely, and to convince others not to make attempts to waste it.

How can a person expect to succeed in setting and achieving goal plans when his tomorrows are always mortgaged for the things that should have been accomplished today?

The person who is always ready, the decisive man or woman, the one always on the alert for the next and higher thing, who is always prepared for that which is required, and who does it at once - is the one who makes the most of his time and wins the game of life.

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"Time is free, but it's priceless.
You can't own it,
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it you can never get it back"

- Harvey MacKay

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