Discover the Secret to Personal Goal Setting Success
Living a balanced life is the key to personal goal setting success and your career success in sales. What does it mean to live a balanced life? Balanced living starts by setting goals in all areas of your life. Goal setting has implications far beyond your career goals. In fact, people who set only business related goals decrease their odds of having a well balanced, happy life and achieving their business goals.
Let's start by measuring your life satisfaction and to identify areas that might benefit from personal goal setting.
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On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 is the lowest and 10 the highest) ask yourself how satisfied you are with your current position in regards to; financial and career, social and cultural, spiritual and ethical, family and home, mental and educational and physical and health.
Take into account the following personal goal setting issues:
Financial and Career
Social and Cultural
Spiritual and Ethical
Family and Home
Mental and Educational
Physical and Health
Next record your answers by putting a mark on each spoke under the respective categories. Assign the innermost notch on the wheel a value of one, and the outer ring a value of ten. After you have marked all of the spokes, connect your marks, creating your own "wheel." Congratulations to those whose wheel is round and hugs the outer edge of the figure. Chances are that you are reasonably happy and are living a fairly balanced life. However, any other shaped/configured wheel suggests room for growth.
For example, if your circle is lopsided, the low score(s) identify the area(s) in which you need to focus your personal goal-setting efforts. If your wheel is round but small, that's okay. Your life is in balance you just need to set goals in all areas of your life in order to expand your wheel and achieve greater general satisfaction.
Repeat this process on a regular basis until your wheel meets your own standard of success. However, don't stop there. Life doesn't stand still. If you not moving forward then you're loosing ground. Stretch your personal goal setting. Get out of your comfort zone and set new and challenging goals.
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