When people around you are sometimes confused of what you're up to, what makes you think that what you really want is clear to you, even without a clear goal. Your whole being, all of your senses, should be one in achieving your goal. 2. Be positive. Goals, right from the start, should be positive. It's common to see "tips" in almost everything to be set in two folds: the do's, and the don'ts. This will allow people to be more open, conscientious, thus developing the environment into a more conducive place for professional growth. This last point is very important because it drives the point against those that advocate individualistic professional goal setting. Of course, setting personal goal is the basis for every collective goal setting but too much concentration on this part will lead into ambitions verging into selfishness. A hundred theories have been presented trying to explain why such situations happened, but, hey, if you base everything on rhetoric, then you really wouldn't get anywhere. Go for something that is tangible and concrete. Something you can actually experience and proudly present to everyone. You wouldn't want a shutdown of your own business, would you? To effectively set goals for a sports team, it is imperative that the team coach assist the members and make sure they come up with a collective goal or target, that is, for the advancement and victory of the team. Any sports would require competitiveness and extreme discipline, that is why it is natural that every sports team aim for the top spot. Be it a personal goal, career or professional goal, and even business planning, bringing this down into a paper will the practitioner to see the planned goal factually. But some important aspect of this "writing" process is omitted. In writing, just like in thinking, there are many steps. And if it is the first step of thinking, usually the "warm-up" period that is committed into writing, then the problem is in the making. How to Make Your Fitness Goal Setting Programs Work Sarah is aiming to lose 25 pounds so she could wear any swimsuit she wishes to wear when summer begins. So, she immediately set her own fitness goals to attain the drastic changes. Problem is, summer is only three weeks, or barely a month, away. How could she possibly lose that much within such a short period of time?