Goals are the first step towards planning for the future, and play a fundamental role in the development of skills in various facets of life.
They are the target at which we aim our proverbial arrow. As defined by Latham & Locke Goals are “the object or aim of an action, for example, to attain a specific standard of proficiency, usually within a specified time limit.”
They are the level of competence that we wish to achieve and create a useful lens through which we assess our current performance.
According to Locke “Every person’s life depends on the process of choosing goals to pursue; if you remain passive, you are not going to thrive as a human being.” The importance of the goal-setting process should not go unappreciated.