Thursday, September 8, 2011

Books on Personal Goal Management

Since the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, the topic of personal success and goal management has gotten a lot of attention. Many books were and are still being published. They introduce you to the basic principles of goal management, show you different ways of doing things, and can give you a good motivational spark. Used copies of most books can be bought at Amazon for only three to five dollars.

The list of books below is not complete. Please, if you have any recommendations of your own, add your own links as comments to this post. I hope these are helpful to you:

Brian Tracy. Goals! How to Get Everything You Want -- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

A pretty thick book with basic methods on achieving goals and lots of motivational examples.
Keith Ellis. The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals

A thin book that may help you to get started.
Gary Ryan Blair. What Are Your Goals: Powerful Questions to Discover What You Want Out of Life

If you struggle to understand what you really want, this book may help. It’s full of questions, and, by answering them, you can get more clarity on your own true desires.
Gary Ryan Blair. Goal Setting Forms : Tools to Help You Get Ready, Get Set, & Go for Your Goals!

Paper forms for manual goal management.
Gary Ryan Blair. Goal Setting 101: How to Set and Achieve a Goal!

A thin book with explanations of personal goal management basics.
Brian Mayne. Goal Mapping: How to Turn Your Dreams into Realities

A workbook with many motivational quotes.
Beverly K. Bachel. What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

A book on goal management basics written for teens that adults may also find interesting. It’s one of few books that talk about “enjoying the process.”
Stephen G Haines. The ABCs of Strategic Life Planning

Helps readers to design a “Strategic Life Plan for their Ideal Future.”
Michael S. Dobson, Susan B. Wilson. Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

Another thin book on goal management basics
Jim Cairo. Motivation and Goal-Setting

A small and simple book with 8 steps to achieving success.
Jeff Davidson. Complete Idiot's Guide to Reaching Your Goals

Besides providing explanations of the basics, this book gives you many examples and instructions for different life situations.
Larrie Rouillard. Goals and Goal Setting: Achieve Measurable Results
A good digest of goal management principles in the form of classroom training material. In addition to personal aspects of goal management, it touches on the propagation of goals in organizations.
Ph.D. Beverly A. Potter. High Performance Goal Setting : Using Intuition to Conceive and Achieve Your Dreams

The vast majority of books consider goal management from a strictly rational perspective. In contrast, this book talks about the use of intuition for setting and achieving goals.
Raymond Le Blanc. Achieving Objectives Made Easy! Practical goal setting tools & proven time management techniques

One more thin and simple book on goal management basics.
Mark Murphy. Hard Goals : The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Zig Ziglar. Goals : Setting And Achieving Them On Schedule
Gladys Stone, Fred Whelan. Goal!: Your 30-Day Game Plan for Business and Career Success
Stephen M. Shapiro. Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

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