There is a good summary of goal setting on the Mind Tools web site http://www.mindtools.com/pages/Newsletters/27Mar07.htm. As I am looking toward the end of another (annual) election season, I anticipate going through the goal setting process again with the commission. For most of us, goal setting is what we look forward to every year as we try to improve the situations our communities find themselves in.
I wrote a short speech for the Mayor over the weekend that focused on the creation of goals. I found a quote from a fellow in Atlanta who said that it wasn't the failure to reach goals in our life that was wrong, it was not having goals in the first place.