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Goal Setting Books

This page provides you with some of the best goal-setting books.

These goal-setting books are very helpful in determining goals and working on them.

The goal-setting books mentioned in this blog are the most popular effective books that help people identify their goals and work on achieving them.

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What is Goal-Setting?

Goal-setting is defined as a way of identifying goals, recognizing if those goals are measurable, well-defined and achievable, making a plan to accomplish those goals and successfully achieving them by following the plan.

Goal setting is the process by which individuals make a plan for themselves by following which they can achieve their goals.

This plan not only helps individuals achieve their goals but also act as a motivator for them.

Goal setting can be done on the basis of particular criteria such as the S.M.A.R.T. criteria.

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Rules for Goal-Setting

There are five major rules of goal-setting.

These include identification and selection of the goals which motivate you, setting S.M.A.R.T. goals (based on the S.M.A.R.T. criteria, which helps individuals identify whether their goals are simple, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based), writing goals on paper, making an action plan and sticking to that action plan to successfully achieve the goals.

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Goals Setting Books

The following are some of the most effective goal setting books.

Continue reading the blog to select the best one among these for you to help achieve your goals successfully.

Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy

This is a very detailed book written by Brian Tracy.

It gives a detailed note on goal-setting. This book is easy to read and consists of about 288 pages.

In this book, the author mentions the steps one needs to take before setting goals.

Some of these major steps include determining one’s values, identifying believes and so forth.

After this, the author states how to identify and select perfect goals by considering the major areas of life including family, career, health and so on.

He mentions how to set and achieve the goals successfully by following the action plan made by visualization, planning, time management etcetera.

The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals by Keith Ellis

This is a very helpful and brief book as short as 174 pages.

In this book, the author Keith Ellis uses the acronym LAMP to help people in the goal-setting process.

The acronym LAMP stands for lock-on, act, manage your progress and persist. In this book, the author mentions ways in which an individual can identify his goals, make an action plan and follow it with full determination, keeping in view the outcomes of all actions (lock-on).

The author states how to stay determined in the goal achievement process and how to maintain inertia for eliminating the chances of getting stopped (act).

He tells how to stay determined and follow the action plan with full motivation (manage your progress) and last but not least the author talks about things that can act as obstacles in the way of goal achievement.

Creating Your Best Life, by Caroline Miller

This is a very good book that provides information about the steps that need to be considered in the goal-setting process for they matter a lot in goal achievement.

This book relates empirical evidence on goal setting with the principles of positive psychology.

This book the author mentions various ways in which an individual can combine his personal dreams with his goals to help him set meaningful goals.

Inventions some tools which an individual can use for effective goal setting and goal achievement.

This book provides various questionnaires, exercises increases which the readers can use to identify their goals based on their dreams and ambitions. This helps individuals in the process of goal setting.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals Made Simple, by S.J. Scott

This very interesting book helps individuals in the goal-setting process using the S.M.A.R.T. criteria.

The S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting criteria help people identify whether their goals are worthy or not. the acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for simple, measurable, achievable, realistic and time focused.

This criterion helps individuals determine whether their goals are worthy, attainable and meaningful or not.

This book mentions how to to set realistic goals and how to achieve them efficiently.

The author mentions a very easy and effective guide for individuals to help them in the goal-setting process.

The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz

The book, The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz, is based on goal setting.

The book help people acknowledge how believing in themselves can ensure their success, and how dreams play an important part in the goal-setting process.

The book mentions how a positive mindset, well-defined goals, determination, and motivation can help individuals achieve their goals.

The book focuses on helping individuals believe in themselves, their abilities and their strengths so they can successfully accomplish their goals and give people an opportunity to take their lead.

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill

The book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one of the top sellers and most popular books about goal-setting.

This book has sold about a hundred million copies and is referred to as one of the best self-help books of all time.

In this book, the author mentions a process consisting of 13 steps that help individuals succeed and become wealthy.

These 13 steps can be used to identify realistic and meaningful goals.

It helps individuals in the process of goal setting to achieve their goals with lasting success.

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change by Shawn Achor

This book ok is written by Shawn Achor. In his book, he focuses on the five hidden keys toward happiness and success.

The author claims that when an individual identifies happiness is coming before success, positive change is expected.

When an individual adopts a positive mindset, he confronts all the challenges bravely and then, success is unstoppable. 

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success & Happiness by Jeff Olson

The author believes that the actions of the individuals matter to him a lot, therefore for the goal achievement process, it is very important to take small, simple actions and compound them over time.

In his book, he mentions how people can identify and set goals effectively.

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth

This book is very helpful for the goal-setting process.

The author shares tools and exercises that are helpful for individuals in identifying and overcoming the obstacles in the way of goal achievement process, and Kamlesh to goals successfully.

It influences people to recognize the mistake and learn from their mistakes to become successful in life.

This book provides various suggestions and ideas to individuals for becoming successful in life.

The Magic of Thinking Big: Acquire the Secrets of Success… Achieving Everything You’ve Always Wanted by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

The author focuses on thinking positively about their goals.

In this book, he encourages people to believe in themselves to successfully achieve their goals.

He mentions how eliminating the fear of failure and adopting a positive mindset can help individuals achieve their goals.

This book is very helpful for individuals in identifying their goals and achieving them successfully by believing in themselves.

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This blog mention some of the most popular and helpful goal-setting books.

These goal-setting books are very useful for identifying one’s goals based on his dreams, ambitions, and values.

The books help individuals identify whether their goals are meaningful and attainable or not.

These books help individuals make an action plan for themselves and provide them with the various strategies that can help them stay determined to accomplish their goals successfully.

Grab your favorite book from the above-mentioned books and start working on your goals. You will definitely benefit from these books.

If you have any queries or questions let us know through your comments. We will be glad to assist you.

References 

Five Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting

The Top 7 Goal Setting Books For Extraordinary Success (In Life and Business) By Thomas R. Harris

12 Books for Goal-Oriented Entrepreneurs

10 Best Books to Help Achieve Your Goals by Sandra Bilbray (2017)

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Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.