Setting goal is nowhere as difficult as setting realistic goals and then being able to meet them. Goal setting is necessary for everyone, but especially to those people who find themselves starting many projects, but never sticking long enough with it to actually finish it. One proven system for goal setting is a waterfall model, because the flow of progress cascades from one task to the other, with completion of the previous step a necessary requirement for the next step. This model also enables you to better assess the feasibility of the project and determine focus areas.
- Setting goals enables you to focus on the big picture, instead of being distracted by small things along the way.
- It is important to have values because they keep you anchored and falling off from them can help you readjust and avoid bad habits.
- Having a focus area enables you to find the areas in your life where you want to put the most energy.
“The reason I called this system “The Waterfall” is because you can think of your goals as a flow of water that cascades from top to bottom with each step being mandatory before you progress to the next one.”