Importance of Personal Development: Target Planning and Goals

Importance of Personal Development: Target Planning and Goals

Importance of Personal Development: Target Planning and Goals

By Mark Spain Real Estate

One of the core values at Mark Spain Real Estate is to constantly grow and improve. We are relentless in the pursuit of self-improvement because our team strives to perform at the highest level possible. One key factor involved in personal development is target planning. If you are wanting to stride confidently down the path of self-improvement, check out why setting goals is an essential part of the process!

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Why Target Planning and Goals?

Target planning is defined as a strategic process to establish performance. It is a key exercise in generating long term success for an individual. As Benjamin Franklin stated, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

By taking the time to set personal or professional goals you are able to generate motivation for yourself and experience long-term success. In contrast, those who do not take the time to set goals can often feel adrift. No matter how much they work, there seems to be no factor to measure progress with.

Target planning and setting goals gives you focus. By having an idea of what you would like to achieve, you then have direction. Distractions are eliminated as you focus on the endpoint. Not only that, by making progress towards your goals you see an increase in self confidence. When a goal is achieved, a signal is sent to the brain indicating success. We crave this feeling of success and subconsciously strive towards replicating it. Focusing on target planning allows you feel more confident and capable.

We encourage every member of our team to practice setting their goals as achieving those goals leads to greater happiness. When our team is happy and confident, it allows us to go above and beyond to deliver the best client experience possible.

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How To Target Plan

Writing your goals down is a great place to start. Studies show that you are 42% more likely to reach your goals and dreams simply by writing them down. By thinking about your goals you activate the creative side, or right side, of your brain. This allows us to dream and and envision our goals. When we write our goals down, we are activating the logic side otherwise known as the left part. A process in our brains known as ‘encoding’ then occurs which allows us to better retain important information. Therefore it is important to be as detailed as possible when target planning. This will allow you to better visualize what you are striving to achieve. There are several questions to keep in mind when writing down your goals.

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  • What do I really want?
  • What would enhance my life and my job?
  • Is there something that needs to change?
  • How might I sabotage myself?
  • How can I prevent that from happening?

By practicing setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals you will experience not only an increase in focus and motivation but self confidence as well. Target planning is an excellent way to make dreams a reality!

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