|A goal has the following key elements:|
|1. Mission||5. Specific
|2. Emotional Core||6. Focus|
|3. Role Model||7. Timetable|
As we look at each one of these, we will
make the difference between goals and missions more clear.
The mission provides motivation for
wanting to achieve a goal.
For example an individual may state that “I want to make 3 bales of cotton
to the acre”. That
states what we want to do – we now have a mission. Most
all businesses whenever they do a business plan have a “Mission
That states what we want to do – we now have a mission. Most all businesses whenever they do a business plan have a “Mission Statement.”
emotional core is what an individual needs or wants from a goal, based
upon the mission. For
example, “I want to pay off my tractor or equipment in a short period of
time or a shorter period of time that the original loan was set up
can also be the driving force.
Generally it is a feeling or a belief that is extremely
This can also be the driving force. Generally it is a feeling or a belief that is extremely strong
A role model is a person, their life or another business operation you would like to emulate, as we begin to attain our goal. When selecting a role model, considering choosing someone whom you admire, or someone or some business who has a highly successful operation. Perhaps you’re the type individual who can simply visualize the changes that can occur in yourself or your operation once you achieve your goals, if you are then congratulations to you, as this is a rare trait. Using a role model can help us create an enticing vision that helps keep us motivated as the work continues toward achieving those set goals. Perhaps there is a “country home” in your community that you would like to build one of comparable size and proportions to. That is always a good role model. Using a role model can help us create an enticing vision that helps keep us motivated as the hard work continues towards achieving those set goals.
| In order to achieve the goals that have
been set you must want to achieve them first of all. Therefore, your goals need to be
based on personal satisfaction and interest, not on what you
think you ought to be doing, and not on what others need, want or
expect from you. It is not a
good idea to set goals designed to please others, or to gain their
approval or love. How can you
be truly committed to someone else’s goals? Set goals for yourself because
those are the goals you want to achieve. To assess your level of commitment
to a goal, ask these two important questions:|
1. How badly do I want to achieve my goal?
2. How hard am I willing to work for it?
|If you do not want your goal badly enough, then chances are you will not be committed to the goal and its attainment.|