I am a sports fan and have my favorite teams and players. One of the players that I have always enjoyed hearing stories about is Michael Jordan. An excerpt from his Autobiography explains how he set goals in order to achieve his dreams.
“I approach everything step by step… I had always set short-term goals. As I look back, each one of the steps or successes led to the next one. When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again… So, I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity. That’s what I focused on all summer. When I worked on my game, that’s what I thought about. When it happened, I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough…. I guess I approached it with the end in mind. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. As I reached those goals, they built on one another. I gained a little confidence every time I came through.”
Annual goal setting is not for everyone, however, goal setting, in general, IS for those who have dreams and want to achieve them. I’m not sure I have ever met anyone who accomplished their dreams without setting goals in the process. Below is a goal setting sheet that you are welcome to download, print, and use to set your goals this year! Start taking steps now to achieve your dreams!