Monday, October 24, 2005

Success Story & Personal Goals

What is success definition? I asking each other then get so many kind of answers. Then I looked at the Internet and found like this:

suc·cess (s?k-s?s')
  1. n. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted: attributed their success in business to hard work.
    • The gaining of fame or prosperity: an artist spoiled by success.
    • The extent of such gain.
  2. One that is successful: The plan was a success.
  3. Obsolete. A result or an outcome.
From Google:
  • an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for Republicans"
  • an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
  • a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
  • achiever: a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success.
For me, success not a state of prosperity or fame. Success have correspondent with goal. I believe that everyone have their own success, because each people have his/her own goal. For example, a student may set a goal of getting a high mark in an exam. An athlete might push himself to walk five miles a day. A traveler might try to reach his destination city within three hours. That called personal goals. I 'm not talking about big goals in an organization, I'm just trying to talk about personal goals.

Managing our goals is a very powerful technique that can give us strong returns in all areas of our life. By knowing precisely what we want to achieve, we know what we have to concentrate on and improve. Goal setting gives us long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses our acquisition of knowledge and helps us to organize our resources. By setting clearly defined goals, we can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals. We can see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind.

Goal management should always include:
  • Time management
  • Frequent reconsideration (consistent check)
  • Feasibility check
  • Adjusting milestones and main goal target
To reach very complex and difficult goals like obtaining straight A-grades not only in a single exam, but continuously is a difficult task that few can achieve. Start define and writing our short term goals, then long term goals, then get ways to achieve it.

Let me try step by step, ok?

Some materials taken from Wikipedia: Success


sridewa said...

Successive success....

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