I’ve chosen another short Lynda.com course, called Achieving Your Goals. The course is only 25 minutes long, but includes a worksheet to help you define your vision, goals, and work through the process outlined in the videos.
Dave Crenshaw’s goal setting and achieving methodology matches many of the other popular goal programs out there. Goals must be defined as thoroughly and specifically as possible. So “I want to lose weight” is not a great goal. But if you said instead, “I want to lose 15 pounds by September 1, 2014”, that is better. He also suggests that you follow that with a reason why you know you will be successful.
Also, he recommends you keep the number of goals as low as possible to help focus on a small set. Also, write the goals on a paper and paste it somewhere you will likely see it every day. As you know, out of sight, out of mind.
This is the type of video that is good to review from time to time. If you are already successfully setting and making goals, that’s great and perhaps this is not for you. But if you’ve been failing at keeping goals, or are not sure how to set them, this seems like a good short video about that process. Then every 2-3 months you can review this short video to make sure you’re on track. That’s the great thing about short videos like this – they are concise and easy to review.
The video quality is good, and the PDF attached helps get through the process. Lynda.com is not free, and so a subscription to that site is required.