One of the most disabling effects of traumatic brain injury is restricted understanding of cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. For this reason it is often difficult for a traumatically brain-injured person to form realistic goals.Goals come in all shapes and sizes, as well as all sorts of words and phrases. Some are stated briefly, and some are not. The ability to set goals is vital to effective problem solving; and therefore, is important to self-management, and self-determination. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing what you want to achieve, you know where you have to focus your efforts. Outlining your goals, and putting them in writing serves as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve. Goals are set one step at a time, and there is really only one true secret to achieving them which is to SIMPLY START.