Monday, March 1, 2010


Although many people did their post on goals, I feel that it is important enough to elaborate further on. Goals are what drive people to do better and keep reaching. Many people think of goal-setting as an effective way to reach their aspirations and stay on track. Some people however, just think of goals as the destination you are driving to and not also the white lines guiding you there.

When setting a goal, it is best to make sure that they are actually obtainable. Although when setting an unobtainable goal, you may still strive to reach it, thus keeping you one track to bettering yourself in one way or another. The most effective way to succeed and reach your goals is to first set the goal, then it is important to plan out how you can reach your goal and to follow the steps laid out in the plan.

In the reading, there were two types of goal-setting discussed, these were performance-outcome goals, and learning goals. After some further research, I have come to the conclusion that both methods were good, and neither was a better method than the other. I do think that its important to use both though when making goals in the workplace.

Source: "Why Are Goals Important?." N.p., Jan. 2010. Web. 28 Feb. 2010.


  1. I agree that goals are important art of what drives people. I just wanted to add that once a goal is reached, it is also important to rest your goals. Meaning you should have goals set for after your most recent goals are met. You should never stop setting and trying to attain goals.

  2. What I'm interested in is why people stray away from their goals. Is it because they lose interest or they realize that it is simply unrealistic. Some food for thought

  3. I agree that people should have goals but they should also leave some room to later refine their goals or make any necessary changes. While goals that are attainable should be set it is also important to challenge oneself and push beyond ones of limits and sometimes the goals we set should challenge us, and we should not be complacent.

  4. I think people should start with goals that are realistic at first and small and then later on start challeneging themselves each time as each goal is accomplished. I believe that starting small and meeting goals will give you confidence to further pursue other challenges and to keep you intrested.