• Time Management – Goal Setting

    Time Management methods most often incorporate some
    element of the goal setting process, as a key
    ingredient for overall effective use of time. Whether
    in the personal or professional realm, goal setting is
    an important aspect in becoming a productive
    individual, who effectively manages time.

    When speaking of “goals” this term will include any
    number of specific tasks which need to be completed,
    from household chores to major business proposals.
    Tasks to be performed are referred to as either short,
    medium, or long term goals, depending on the available
    time the individual has to complete them.

    Short term goals may be thought of as daily goals.
    These often include everyday chores, as well as
    projects which need to be completed immediately. In
    effective time management a list of short terms goals
    is formulated, and each goal on that list is
    completed, on a daily basis.

    Medium term goals are often goals that need to be
    completed within one week to one month of time.
    Depending on the amount of time required to complete
    the goal, a medium term may be broken up into smaller
    pieces, to be accomplished daily. For instance, a
    project which will take 6 to 7 hours to complete can
    be broken into pieces, requiring only 1 hour per day.

    Long term goals can reflect major undertakings, such
    as obtaining a college degree, building a new home, or
    any number of other such goals. These goals are broken
    down into daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly
    goals.

    For instance, to obtain a college degree in 4 years
    the individual will need to research financial
    options, register for classes, take and pass specific
    subjects, complete homework assignments etc… Long term
    goals are best managed when broken down into small
    sections, each one a step toward completion of the
    final goal.