Goal Setting come into my mind when i start to learn about Time Management and 7 habits of Highly Effective People.
Both Time Management and 7 habit have 1 thing in common.
- Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution
- Task List by prioritze daily task list.
Both talk about priority on our life and setting up to archive our life of goal.
Although my company follow a different way of setting up GOAL but personally i incorprate what i learn from mindtools
Rule #1 .Set Goal that motivate Our . When we set goal for ourself in work , we don't set Goal which are aim for company wide objective but it is for personal ourself. Only with that then we are able to motivate ourself by going through all the hard work.
Rule#2 Set SMART Goals. As what i mention that my company actually have another method and this are one of them.
SMART stand for
Be Specifc - Goal must be clear and well define .It just like a map for us to go from 1 way to another way.
Measurable - Something we can measure whether where we are now and how we going to reach it.
Achievable - Make sure it is archiveable for ourself but not setting a too high goal which may later influence our way to archive. Instead of setting a Goal to be a Oracle DBA , we set it a little step by Getting Certify on OCP for example.
Relevant - A Relevant goal which will direct our life career to take.By this way we are able to work and align to it. With condition that we our current job is our base step to archive.
Time-Specific -Must have a reasonable deadline.
Rule #3 , Goal must be in writing .As what we study in our school. Thing which we writen down we will not forget it.
Rule#4 . Make Action Plan , Plan out the way we are going to archive on our goal.Cross those when we complete it make our more sure that we are in the right track and progress.
Rule#5. Stick with it , Stick with our goal and remember it alway, Goal is on-going as what our life is . Although you might end up in Oracle DBA but it have to be continous review and pursuit further. and remain high necessity.
Even in a bad economic, we can't just stop here and remain stall , Life is going on same as what Goal too.