Knowing Where You're Going

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Map with "x" marks the spot.Objectives are the cornerstone of well-designed training.

The problem in going somewhere without a map is that when you decide to stop, you still won't know any more about where you're at than you did when you started.  In fact, you may not have a clue as to why you're where you're at - and so it is with training.

Training without objectives is like driving to the airport and boarding the first plane out of the gate and hoping it's going to land somewhere close to where you want to go.  The chances you're going to be disappointed are much better than your chances of success.