Ohio Christian University
Computer Skills for College
October 14, 2013
This paper was prepared for IT1002 Computer Skills for College, taught by Ingrid Buch-Wagler
Why is a personal or career focus on goal setting so critical? This paper provides an overview
and refresher about setting great goals. Here, you’ll find background and ideas on how to
establish a goal setting approach in your personal life and career, designed to guide you toward
implementing your goal setting strategies. This guide is appropriate for use by a business to
support performance management policy making, by business managers to understand and
execute their role in guiding their team members as they set their goals. Also, by individuals as
they write strong stretch goals that will help move their lives and business forward. Make the
content work for you in executing a consistent and effective goal setting approach.
How would someone go about setting goals?
According to the website www.mintools.com/page6.html, by James Manktelow and Amy
Carlson, the first thing when setting goals is decided what you want, if you don’t know what you
want to achieve, be and succeed in then you risk being open to doing what others suggest. It
requires you to make decisions and set deadlines. Second thing you would do to set goals would
be to match your goals to relevant areas of life. By detailing your goals into specific realms of
your life, you’ll gain more control and a sense of purpose over them. Thirdly, be positive when
stating your goals, Instead of saying, “I am not going to miss my exercise routine today”, say
“I’ll make time for 20 minutes on the treadmill.” By being positive when setting goals it will
help you view it as a good thing to do and not what you have to avoid. Lastly, write it down.
Putting it on paper, you are...