Goal Setting And Expectations
Goal setting is not only about the goals but also about what
the person expects to get from these goals, the road he or
she imagines on their way to these desired goals, and the
force in which they imagine getting there.
Expectations are not only important, they are critical for
one to achieve the goals he set out for himself, the can be
the driving force behind a person with clear and set goals
and, on the other hand, may turn out to be the discouraging
and breaking elements behind the same person.
The first thing to remember that in goal setting the goals
as are the expectations are yours, you will need to ask yourself
the basic questions, what is it that you expect to get from
a more balanced life? Is it more free time? closer relationship
with your spouse, partner or significant other? more time
to pursue an advanced degree? Maybe you want to take some
hobby or learn something new? Any or all of these things are
great goals, but your expectation to achieve balance must
take into consideration that some of these goals will take
more time away from your family. Its pretty simple when you
think of it, investing some time in one thing will ultimately
take up time from another. The basic thing you have to do
is to be very clear about your goals and about your expectations.
What does balance mean for you? Is it more time for yourself?
Do you dream of more time for your family? Donít make a promise
to get more work/life balance and then squander that balance
with poor planning. This kind of approach will leave you in
a worst condition than what you have started at.
Keeping expectations realistic is an important thing, do not
let your own ambition and expectation create a barrier for
you in the future, be very cleat about what do you expect
to achieve and how will this balance change your life. Ask
yourself if your expectations are realistic for the planned
timeframe and actions you want to take or are you dreams too
large, sometimes we can create a perfect picture in our mind
that is unreachable in the time frame we set, it is better
for you to have realistic targets you can reach. Once you
have your own expectations under control, youíll need to look
to your employer and your family and friends to be sure that
you understand and can meet their expectations. If you have
your own family you will need to listen to what they want
too. It is all well and good that you expect to regain some
balance in your life but if you need to fill in a huge hour
quota at work you will have great difficulties to achieve
your goals, it is always best to realistically examine the
situation, and if need be, talk to your employer and ask to
change your working patterns to allow you with more space
for balanced life.
Try and make sure that the people around you know and understand
your reasons for better balanced life and ask for their support
and encouragement, this can include you wife, children, parents,
and even your boss. Once you get the plan right, you can move
forward more quickly and succeed in you better work life balance.
Jonathan Mayheart, with a solid knowledge of personality
psychology and BioData, has published articles on goal setting,
personal goal setting and business goal setting . Jonathan
writes for ZupaTips.com on Goal
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