Importance of goal setting
Are your daily actions bringing you closer to your goals? If not, do not expect the things in your life you need and want changed, to change
Goals are what take us forward in life. They are the first steps to every journey we take and are also our last. It’s very important that you realize the significance and importance of goal-setting and apply this knowledge in your life.
Stephen Covey once said; “Begin with the end in mind.
Understanding the importance of goal setting and knowing how to set goals for yourself is crucial to accomplishing great things in your life.
What is a Goal?
Definition: The end result or achievement in which effort is directed, is a goal. Well, this is how the dictionary defines a goal. The truth, however, is that a goal is the first step in making your dreams a reality.
The difference between a dream and a goal is that a dream is simply a fantasy, something you daydream about, but never actively pursue. A goal, on the other hand, is a concrete thing in which you set into motion the steps in which to obtain it.
Powerful reasons why you need to set goals for yourself
Goals Give You Focus
Your goals help you focus your time, efforts and energy on exactly what needs to be achieved. When you don’t have goals, you find yourself wondering around every day, have you ever found yourself surfing the net or chatting excessively or maybe running errands that play no role in your larger scope of life but you are not aware because you are just living life as it is? A goal acts as your funnel which guides and channels those inputs effectively into your desired output.
Remember No Goals…No Focus.
Makes You Accountable
Setting goals makes you accountable. Having someone, alongside you to make you accountable is extremely important. It enables you to have someone who’s always reminding you of when you’re falling behind on your goals and keeps you motivated to remain on track. It creates positive pressure.
Goals Propel You Forward
Having a goal written down with a set date for accomplishment gives you something to plan and work for. A written goal is an external representation of your inner desires; its a constant reminder of what you need to accomplish.
Goals Help Us Believe In Ourselves
Setting goals for yourself is a way to fuel your ambition and desires. Goal setting isn’t just about creating a plan for your life and holding yourself accountable, it’s also about giving us the inspiration necessary to aim for things we never thought possible.
Helps You Achieve Your Potential
We are creatures of comfort, there is nothing wrong with being in your comfort zone, unless you get too comfortable and start holding yourself back instead of challenging yourself to learn, grow and try new things. Your goals will help you step out of your comfort zone and allow you to reach new heights by giving you challenges that can make you better and stronger, mentally and physically.
Goals Give You Motivation
The root of all the motivation you have ever felt in your entire life are goals. Goal setting provides you the foundation for your drive. By making a goal you give yourself a concrete endpoint to aim for and get excited about. It gives you something to focus on and put 100% of your effort into and this focus is what develops motivation. So why should I set goals? Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new ones added, and others dropped.
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