There has been a lot of talk recently in libraries about the emphasis on setting professional and development goals.
Professional goals and development goals are not unlike goals in our personal lives. We have financial goals (saving for a vacation, a new home, a child’s education), fun goals (training for a race, learning something new), and the irksome New Year’s Resolutions (go to the gym, cook healthier foods, drink more water, floss). Sometimes we achieve our goals, and other times we decide that getting up at 5:30AM to go to the gym just isn’t something we want to do.
What makes goals difficult and why do we dread goal setting?
When goal setting does work, what successful stories do you have and how did you achieve your goal?
Please share your thoughts and success stories in the comments!