A man without a goal, is like life without purpose. -Fisherofmen-
What Is A Goal?
According to Wikipedia the definition of a goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envision, plan and commit to achieve. People endeavour to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.
Why It’s important for People To Have Goals?
Goals give meaning to your life. With goals you have a starting destination and a ending destination to reach when you set out to accomplish what you desire. When you write down your goals you see what you desire to accomplish. The next step is for you to writing down a blueprint on how you will go about accomplishing your goals. Also what resources will you be using to help you reach what you desire. Lastly, write down when you will be starting and a end date that you will have your goals accomplished. You know the awesome thing about goals is that they have a way of adding value to your life only if it helps you develop and improve yourself.
Can you imagine going through life with no plan or purpose? Oh my god. You just living day to day with no idea of where you want your life to be. Can you imagine yourself just laboring through life with nothing to support you? You’re just going with the flow not knowing how awesome your life can be if you were motivated to see change and growth take place in your life.
Here’s 15 Powerful Reasons Why Setting Goals Are Important
1. Goal Setting Supplies Focus
When establishing goals you are more focus on the requirements that you need to meet in order for you to complete your goals. Your focus when goal setting should be on setting and heading in a direction in your life that will benefit you.
2. Goals Have a Starting Point and Destination
Where do you see yourself in a couple of years. That’s the cliche question that many of us have been asked throughout our life. However, it is true where do you see yourself? What plans do you have for your life? Or are you just living life day to day. With no end goal in mind? When you set goals you give yourself and starting point and a destination that you want to reach by however many days, weeks, months, even years.
3. Challenge Yourself With Your Goals
If your goals don’t challenge you to improve on yourself overall then don’t established that as a goal to accomplish. Your goals should challenge you everyday to become better all around.
4. Your Goals Should Have Meaning
The goals that you set should have meaning behind them. What is your purpose for setting these goals. You shouldn’t have goals just because you want to look flashy or you want to have the best things in life so you can be a show off. No, can your goals serve a purpose in your life and others. Do your goals make a difference or are you setting goals for selfish motives.
5. Your Goals Give You A Starting Point
There’s no better way to say this than the best way to achieve your goals is by starting. Once you know what you want to accomplish in life, there’s no better feeling then having a clear mind, knowing exactly what you want and going after what’s yours.
6. Your Goals Should Add Perspective
Seeing your goals written down is a excellent way to know the direction that you should be going in. Write your goals down so you can see exactly what it is that you want to accomplish.
7. Goal Setting Requires Commitment
You should be committed to accomplishing your goals. Whatever you desire to accomplish you should be willing to be committed and concentrated on the completing the task. It is not good enough to write down, plan or make claims for what you want. You have to be willing to go through all the periods of adversity that will take place in order for you to have what’s yours.
8. Your Goals Should Be Easy To Follow
Your goals should be easy to follow. You should not be confused, you should be able to understand what you are seeking for in life. If you are still unclear as of what you want. Then you need to make your goals specific. For example just saying that you want a popular YouTube channel or you want one thousand followers by December are goals. They are just to broad. You need to specify your goals. Like how will you accomplish getting one thousand subscribers? How will you make your channel popular? What methods and strategies will you use in accomplishing your goal.
9. Are Your Goals Apart Of Your Vision
When setting goals make sure that they fit into your vision. If your goals don’t add up with your plans then you will have a conflict between what you desire to accomplish and the direction where you want your life to go in. The goals that you set for yourself should help you reach your destination. You don’t want to feel like you have to make a choice between accomplishing your goals and staying the course. You want to be able to stay on track while accomplishing everything that you have set before yourself.
10. In Goal Setting Goals Are Accomplished One at A Time
Make sure that you spread out your goals. Some of your goals take more time than others to accomplish. Since that is true you definitely want to have patience when you are taking those steps toward completing your goals.
11. Your Goals Should Be Worth Pursuing
If you set a goal that is not worth pursuing then you shouldn’t have it as a goal. That means that you are wasting your time and you should focus your attention on something that you do want to accomplish. Something that is of value and worth. When setting goals it shouldn’t be pointless or a waste of time. Your goals should have purpose and reasoning. That will make your goals worth pursuing.
12. With Goal Setting Your Goals Should Be Versatile
Simply put set goals that will be a blessing to you and others both mentality, physically, emotionally. You want your goals to have a since of stability to it.
13. When Goal Setting Always Protect Your Goals
Don’t let anybody tell you that the goals that you have set in your life are pointless and will never be accomplished. You have to understand this because the people that are currently present in your life probably don’t understand your vision. Now when people don’t understand something the first reaction is to criticize it. By you being in the premature stages of your goals hearing someone criticize what they don’t understand can discourage you from going forth if you are not careful.
So a way for you to avoid being discourage is to not tell everybody what’s on your mind and heart. What you planned and purposed in your mind and heart to accomplish is yours and yours alone. However, I understand and you are human and you may need to talk to someone from time to time about your goals. So make sure that you talk to individuals that are like minded. Talk to someone that is nurturing and will not discourage you from going forward.
14. Goal Setting Helps You Prioritize
What matters and is important in life through goal setting you are able to prioritize what you should be focusing your attention on. Remember what is important should always be number one and what is less important comes second. Try not to create a habit of mixing business with pleasure. This will make goal setting extremely difficult to focus on. Make a clear distinction between the two and always keep them separate. Make enough time for what’s important and get it done.
15. Goal Setting Allow You To Make The Impossible, Possible
If you think that your goals are too big, too small, not good enough, unrealistic, or they will take for ever to accomplish. Then I challenge you to write down your goals whether on a piece of paper or a board and see what you want. Come up with strategies where you can complete each objective that will get you closer to attain what you desire. Then decide if your goals are impossible. Or was it that you not being able to visually see what was in your mind and heart the whole time was impossible.
Remember it’s impossible to target something that you never accepted as a target. -Fisherofmen–
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