Setting Social Goals
What are social goals? How can properly congruent goals be effectively developed?
Social goals are broadly how you plan to effect those other than your family in a positive way. Properly developing social goals can be beneficial in achieving other goals as they are all interconnected – personal, family, social and financial goals.
Which Charities do you plan to take part in and contribute to – charities are important means of networking and give you the right exposure to build your sphere of influence. Charities are also an important method of satisfying social and esteem needs.
Professional Associations – are an important means of developing skills and staying abreast of most recent changes in the industry that you operate in. e.g. Of lawyers, accountants, engineers, doctors etc Easy recognition and status within a business domain can be realized by proper contribution to professional associations.
Industry Associations – such as Chambers of Commerce and other industrial and business groupings are important especially when you need to lobby to get what you need from regulatory authorities and to develop a business or create a new market.
Affinity Groups – such as clubs, academic and alumni association can be a good way to exchange ideas with like minded people and benefit from synergies.
Social organizations – Rotary International and Lions are excellent examples of social organizations that will help you achieve social goals – even though in the short run they may cost you in terms of projects and subscriptions.
Religious organizations are also key in ensuring that spiritual growth and self-actualization needs are being met.
Support groups too may be an important part of social goals where you need to advocate certain rights and or responsibilities that are shared with a larger group of like minded people that will allow realization of mission statement.
Ideally look for opportunities where synergies can be built over time that will yield tremendous boost to the ability to meet social goals.
Once you have decided what the most important organizations you need to be part of to meet your overall mission statement – then create social goals.
Social goals can be drafted in very broad terms such as helping an association in non-financial terms to achieve its own objectives. Goal congruence here is very important but you already know this as your own personal mission and vision statement should be in line of the social organizations that you are part of.
It is important to ensure that time spent on social goals is not wasted and yields a high return in ensuring that your overall mission statement is achieved.
Please comment below on own experience in creating social goals for yourself.