is intended to
. An action to
. A goal can also
mean the place that is designated
as the end of
or a journey. A
attempt at scoring. A piece of game
equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a
a ball or puck in order to score points.
is the ultimate goal
for which something is done.
finding some location
You're either working
on your dreams and
, or you're
for dreams and goals that you feel are
Both journeys are extremely important, but not more
important than increasing your
Learning something new should always be one of your main goals.
You should have
, and you
should have milestones your entire life. So what's your next milestone?
What's your mission
? What are your
have to start somewhere
you have to start sometime
What better place than here? What better time than now?
Learning with PurposeDeliberate
is doing something that was
carefully thought out in advance
, something unhurried and with
something carefully in order to
weigh and discuss
pros and cons
is to do something on
with a goal in mind,
is the goal that is intended
to be attained and achieved
order to progress
and move forward. To reach a point in time or a destination, either real or
also means having
and understanding that is
undistorted by emotion
and based on
phenomena and not just based on what you feel or
think you know
that is intended or that guides your
, needs vs. wants.
and inspiration. Mean well
is to have good
intentions, but not always the ability to carry them out.
The road to hell is paved with perceived good
means that promises and
must be put
, or else they
are useless. Intending to do good things is not the same as doing good
things. Will Power
is to move
towards a certain goal and have an ambitious
with an anticipated
that is intended or that guides your planned actions. The goal
intended to be attained and which is
believed to be attainable
The action of directing something at an object.
To Have a Good Bead on Something
have a good and clear sight of a target or a goal. To see things clearly.
The original term started around 1830. It was in reference to aiming a
revolver or a rifle, on which the “bead” was a small knob on the
foresight. The little metal bump on the end of a gun barrel helped the
shooter aim precisely at a target.
is the act of achieving an
aim. Arrival at a new stage
. An ability
that has been
acquired by training
is a reason for wanting something
done. The purpose of achieving or obtaining. (just do it for pete's sake)
is something that happens or is
produced as the final
or product. A phenomenon that follows and is
by some previous phenomenon.
is a possible result of an
is a temporally organized plan
for matters to be attended to. Individual objectives or perspective. A
list of matters to be taken up at a meeting.Accomplish
is to gain with
is the act of
or executing some order. Apply in a manner consistent with its
and judge to be probable
is to think about something carefully.
To regard or treat something with consideration
respect, and esteem.
that should be kept in mind when making a
Put your Best Foot Forward
is to embark on
an undertaking with as much effort and determination as possible. To make
a good impression.
something or to achieve something that requires determination
cherished desire and a strong drive for
is to gain and succeed
Your North Star
is something that you
can count on that is felt steady and is reassuring. When you find your
North Star, you know where you're headed. Your North Star should be
wholesome and vital. Aiming toward your north star should bring more
happiness and benefit to yourself and others.
is something special or a person who has a profound
influence on others and is a source of inspiration and admiration.
stands for Specific
– target a
specific area for improvement. Measurable
quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
– specify who will do it.
– state what results can
realistically be achieved, given available resources.
– specify when the result(s)
can be achieved.
Most things only look difficult and impossible at first, but once
you learn more about something, the less difficult it gets and the less
impossible it becomes. The only difficult thing is taking the first step
and having a commitment to take future steps, the goal itself is not that difficult.
1 Minute Rule
20 Minute Rule
- 80/20 Rule
is an individual disposition toward developing or
validating one's ability
in achievement settings. Previous research has
examined goal orientation as a motivation variable useful for recruitment,
climate and culture, performance appraisal, and selection. Studies have
also used goal orientation to predict sales performance, goal setting,
learning and adaptive behaviors in training, and leadership. Due to the
many theoretical and
of goal orientation, it is
important to understand the construct and how it relates to other
variables. In this entry, goal orientation will be reviewed in terms of
its history, stability, dimensionality, antecedents, relationship to goal
setting and consequences, relevance
to motivation, and future directions for research.
theory is the way we
perceive the quality of products or services. The more singular something
is in its purpose, the more effective we believe it is, or the more
singular and focused something is, the better we believe it to be, at this
one trait/purpose, and alternatively, the more that trait is diluted
amongst others, the less good we believe it to be (even though it isn’t).
Focus on one point at a time in your message.
Commitment - Determination
is the trait of
steadfast fixity of
. The act of
intellectually or emotionally to a course of action.
message that makes a
or an oath
is to devote and dedicate yourself
to an activity or cause
to a cause or ideal or
- Will Power
yourself to the
that you have.
"if you commit to nothing, then you’ll be distracted by everything."
is a commitment to some
is firmness of purpose.
in law is the process of establishing something exactly by
calculation, research and the consideration of the facts. The conclusion
of a dispute or lawsuit by the rendering of a final decision.
is never-ceasing and
refusing to give up
. To continually
recur to the mind.
exert much effort
in an attempt to attain a goal. Perfection
is being firm in purpose or
belief, but not
is not yielding in strength,
severity, or determination. Not to be confused with
Get Down to Work
is a phrase that means
to start and direct your efforts and attention
towards some goal.Get Your Act Together
means to organize
so that you do things in an effective
way.Up and At 'em
means to get
going or to get busy or get out of bed. A communication intended to urge
or persuade the recipients to take some action or to quit wasting time and
accomplish something because there's a lot of work to be done.When Push comes to Shove
when one must commit oneself to an action or a
the pressure is on, and when the situation is critical or urgent, and when
the time has come for action
if it is difficult, you act
Push is milder than a shove. Push
a short and directed application of force. Shove
means a rough push.Pursuing
is to carry out or
in an activity in order to carry it further or to
To be involved in something or in search for something. "So Close yet So
I'm Getting There
. Where's there? There is
an abstract place that you have reached, a place where you know that you
made a lot of progress, and now you can benefit from all that previous
work that you did. It takes a long time to achieve certain goals, and when
you finally get there, it's a wonderful feeling.
Playing the Long Game
is having a
and long term goals, or doing things now that will set you up for the
future and have long-term success. Playing the long game means not
sacrificing long-term gains for short-term wins. Long Game is a term used that says that you
have long term goals
and have a
long term plan,
so you're doing things now
that will benefit you far in the future.
.Everyone should have Big
Goals and Little Goals
, with the little goals usually being just
one of many steps to accomplishing bigger goals.
Most Goals are never a straight line
, and priorities sometimes change. Be
flexible and be ready to adapt. Break the goals down into more manageable
chunks. If you can't do one thing then do another. Be the captain of your
ship. Don't try to do it all, do as much as you can with the time you
have. Try doing things that are the most important first.
Stay on Track
is to stay on the path that
one is on and to continue doing the things one is doing.
Keep on the track
and you will end up where
you want to be. Back on Track
return to the right path, or the right direction.
means that you have lost
and that you are distracted
and are no longer working on your goals.
When the Obstacle Becomes
the Way Forward — Marcus Aurelius
Meditations 5.20 - The impediment to action advances action. What stands
in the way becomes the way." This notion that the obstacles that prevent
us from achieving our goals can be used—and in some cases may even be
necessary—to achieve those very goals seems not just Pollyanna-like but
Two Sides to Every Coin
Adversity is part of Nature
Making a List
List your Biggest
, which should be your reason for living, your passion. List
the steps to reach that goal in a series of increments.
your things to do. Small tasks that make up your responsibilities and your
Take the Initiative
is to be the first to take action in a particular situation. To
do things without
and to keep going when
things get tough
. You find out what you need to know and take
advantage of opportunities that others pass by. You
, instead of reacting.
Be the Driving Force
is to be the person
directs something or someone.Initiate
is to take the lead
and set something in motion
or cause a
process or action to begin. To start
an event or prepare the way for
something. To bring something into being. Set the Ball Rolling.
Set in Motion
is to start something moving
or working. To start or trigger a process or series of events.
Take the Lead
is to take a position that is
ahead of others. To go first. To
for dealing with situation. To do something as an example. Spearhead is to
lead a movement.Pioneer
is to open
up an area or to
a new area and prepare the way for others. Someone who helps
to open up a new line of research, technology or art. To take the lead or
the initiative in something or participate in the
important.Show the Way
indicate what can be done or should be done by doing it first. To do
something first so that other people can follow. To set up or establish
something. Point people in the right direction
Blaze a Trail
is to find a new path or
method. To begin a new undertaking. To pave the way.
bring something into being
like a new
or a period of change. To mark or observe the beginning of
something.Lay the Groundwork
create or prepare the basics or the essential
for something. Break New
Your Mission - Your Goals
is a special assignment that is
given to a person or group. A task or job that someone is given to do. A
duty or purpose.
is a short statement of why an organization exists,
what its overall goal is
, identifying the
of its operations: what kind of product or service it provides
primary customers or market, and its geographical region of operation. It
may include a short statement of such fundamental matters as the
organization's values or philosophies
, a business's main competitive
advantages, or a desired future state—the "vision". A mission is not
simply a description of an organization by an external party, but an
expression, made by its leaders, of their desires and intent for the
organization. The purpose of a mission statement is to communicate the
and direction to its
employees, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders. A mission statement
also creates a sense of identity for its employees. Organizations normally
do not change their mission statements over time, since they define their
continuous, ongoing purpose and focus. a commercial mission statement
consists of three essential components: Key market: the target audience.
Contribution: the product or service. Distinction: what makes the product
unique or why the audience should buy it over another.
Mission statements are a way to direct a business into the right path
They play a part in helping the business make better decisions which can
be beneficial to them. Without the mission statement providing direction,
businesses may struggle when it comes to making decisions and planning for
the future. This is why providing direction could be considered one of the
most advantageous points of a mission statement.
: Having a
clear purpose can remove any potential ambiguities that may surround the
existence of a business. People who are interested in the progression of
, such as stakeholders, will want to know that the business is
making the right choices and progressing more towards achieving their
goals, which will help to remove any doubt the stakeholders may have in
the business. A mission statement can act as a motivational tool within an
organization, and it can allow employees to all work towards one common
goal that benefits both the organisation and themselves. This can help
with factors such as employee satisfaction and productivity. It is
important that employees feel a sense of purpose. Giving them this sense
of purpose will allow them to focus more on their daily tasks and help
them realise the goals of the organization and their role. Unrealistic: In
most cases, mission statements turn out to be unrealistic and far too
optimistic. An unrealistic mission statement can also affect the
performance and morale of the employees within the workplace. This is
because an unrealistic mission statement would reduce the likelihood of
employees being able to meet this standard which could demotivate
employees in the long term. Unrealistic mission statements also serve no
purpose and can be considered a waste of management's time. Another issue
which could arise from an unrealistic mission statement is that poor
decisions could be made in an attempt to achieve this goal which has the
potential to harm the business and be seen as a waste of both time and
resources. Waste of time and resources: Mission statements require
takes time and effort for those who are responsible for creating the
mission statement. If the mission statement is not achieved, then the
process of creating the mission statement could be seen as a waste of time
for all of the people involved. A lot of thought and time can be spent in
designing a good mission statement, and to have all of that time wasted is
not what businesses can afford. The wasted time could have been spent on
much more important tasks within the organization such as decision-making
for the business. questions must be answered in the mission statement:
“What do we do
?” — The mission statement should clearly outline the main
purpose of the organization, and what they do. “How do we do it
?” — It
should also mention how one plans on achieving the mission statement.
"Whom do we do it for
?” — The audience of the mission statement should be
clearly stated within the mission statement. “What value are we bringing
— The benefits and values of the mission statement should be clearly
outlined. When designing a mission statement, it should be very clear to
the audience what the purpose of it is. It is ideal for a business to be
able to communicate their mission, goals and objectives to the reader
without including any unnecessary information through the mission
- Financial Planning
significant event in
or a step that has been completed in a
that you're working
on. Just like the
on the side of a road that shows distances,
in your life
will allow you to see how far you have come and how much you
have learned so far, and at the same time, show how far you still need to
go and the things that you still need to know and understand.
Life is a Journey
on a road that has many
, twists and turns and amazing events.
Always remember how far you have come and where you came from. Remember
the journey that has bought you here to this very moment in time. Now you
need to look ahead and know where you're going. If you don't have that
goal or milestone, then you will never go anywhere or be anywhere, it will
be like traveling on a vacation and never
anything valuable or
important from the trip, as if you never went anywhere.
is a declaration of an organization's objectives,
intended to guide its internal
vision statement is not limited to business organizations and may also be
used by non-profit or governmental entities.
is a type of artistic work that can be easily pitched with a
succinctly stated premise
It can be contrasted with low-concept, which is more concerned with
character development and other subtleties that are not as easily
summarized. The origin of the term is disputed. High-concept narratives
are typically characterized by an overarching "what if
?" scenario that
acts as a catalyst for the following events.Priority
is things to do established in order of
importance or urgency
The quality of being important and worthy of note. Preceding in time.
Necessity. Essential: Absolutely necessary; vitally necessary. Basic and
- Decision Making
What Not to Do List
Low Hanging Fruit
is a thing or person that
can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort. Something easily
obtained. Gains that can be obtained by readily available means.
is a short
description of an idea
, product or company that explains the concept
in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of
time. This description typically explains who the thing is for, what it
does, why it is needed, and how it will get done. Finally, when explaining
an individual person, the description generally explains one's skills and
goals, and why they would be a productive and beneficial person to have on
a team or within a company or project. An elevator pitch does not have to
include all of these components, but it usually does at least explain what
the idea, product, company, or person is and their value.
is any piece of
undertaken or attempted. A specific piece of
required to be
done as a duty or
is the ability to
achieve organizational task with minimal resources.
is to do all your
is the execution of a series
of jobs in a
on a computer without
manual intervention (non-interactive). Strictly speaking, it is a
processing mode: the execution of a series of programs each on a set or
"batch" of inputs, rather than a single input (which would instead be a
custom job). However, this distinction has largely been lost, and the
series of steps in a batch process are often called a "job" or "batch
is a technique used in
which the object in question is created stage by stage over a series of
workstations, and different batches of products are made. Together with
job production (one-off production) and mass production (flow production
or continuous production) it is one of the three main production methods.
consists of a series of commands to be executed by the command-line
interpreter, stored in a plain text file. A batch file may contain any
command the interpreter accepts interactively and use constructs that
enable conditional branching and looping within the batch file, such as
"if", "for", "goto" and labels. The term "batch" is from batch processing,
meaning "non-interactive execution", though a batch file may not process a
batch of multiple data.
"Remember, you may not always reach your goal, but you can still make a difference."
"When you feel like
quitting, just remember why you started." Memory
“If you don’t start
somewhere…then I assure you, you’re going nowhere.” (via Star)
"People who have a greater
sense of purpose and direction in life are more likely to live
"A goal may not always be
reached, but having something to aim at could make all the
A goal is like having a beacon of
light that keeps your mind fixed on a target and keeps you
moving towards a particular
. If you’re
not moving towards something then that means you’re standing still and not
going anywhere, and if your not going anywhere, that means you’re lost.
not "What am I going to do now?" It's "What can I do next?"
It’s not just getting
, it’s what you do
when you get inspired. There’s a big difference between having
inspiration and having a very well thought out
. A plan that
not only defines your
abilities, but a plan that includes your increased awareness of
causes and effects
that are created from your actions. There
is a difference between doing
that you want to do and doing
that you feel the world needs you to do.
Being an individual gives a human incredible freedoms, but it
was never intended to isolate or disconnect a human from life
comes from knowing that you can
is the extent or strength of one's belief in
one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals.
is good to have.
But when determination creates
then it becomes a negative instead of a
It's like driving a car with no brakes. You can't stop
to think when you need to.
is having a positive
influence on other people’s lives. Everything else is just
is work, right?
work. So work is not just about the
it’s more about the
of your actions. As far as I know we are the only human species in the
universe. So it's just logical that I assure the survival of my species by
avoiding negative actions that cause negative effects.
you could do anything or be anyone without limitations?
Who would you be? What would you do? Of
course this is a silly question because it's not clear enough to
answer correctly. Who would you be, under what conditions? What
would you do, under what
conditions? What information and knowledge do you have to
explain your desired direction? Have you done any research?
How much do you understand about your desired direction? What is
your motivating now and where was it before?
Having a dream or a fantasy
is different from having goals,
responsibilities or priorities. If you believe that you have restrictions, or you believe there are certain things that are
holding you back, then what you need are problem solving skills
and an expert to help guide you through the difficulties. The
only real limitation is your mind. If you lack the necessary
information and knowledge in order to achieve a goal or dream
then it's up to you to acquire it. So there seems to be one more
limitation, which is having access to necessary information and
knowledge, which brings you back to problem solving."
Even though life
will never be the way you
planned it, it's always better if you have some sort of
Even if you're not totally sure what those plans mean, at least
for now it gives you a chance to find out what you might have
done wrong, or what you might have done right. Plans are a
documentation of your intentions, something that you can learn
from, something to apply to new plans. A plan is either a step
forward, or a step backward, So what's your next step?
Even if your plans change, or even if your goals
were not reached, it's still better to have plans and goals then
to have no plans or goals at all. A plan is not a set course of
action that cannot be changed or modified. A goal is not a
commitment that cannot be changed or modified. It's just better
to have a plan and a goal, one that says "this is what I know
now, and at this time, this looks like the correct action to
take, even knowing that things change, and even knowing that I
will learn more things along the way that might change the plans
and change my goals." This is not saying to stop being
, but If you don't have nothing to reach for, or
nothing to look forward too, then
of living? Make a goal, have a plan, and still be
spontaneous. Life is an
, and sometimes it's a good idea to know
where you are headed, even if the destination changes.
Apps for Goals - Managing Goals Apps
A free habit building app that treats your life like a game.
An online motivational tool based on the “don’t break the chain” method.
Reach your goals by tracking your progress and staying motivated with guidance.
— Track quantifiable goals, and follow the Yellow Brick Road to stay motivated.
Put up real money to keep yourself on course.
— Create lists and share them with friends.
— Set up tasks and knock down pins one at a time.
Reach your fitness goals and level up your life.
Map out your run, log your food, and motivate your friends.
Lose weight by keeping track of the food you eat.
Earn money for charity when you walk, run, or bike.
— Join other runners on an epic adventure that motivates you to run further and
faster than ever before.