If you want to live a fulfilling life then you will want to learn these big reasons why goal setting is so important. Read on…
Goals are the things that move our lives forward. They are what give us the reasons to keep pushing through, even when times are tough.
Knowing that we are close to reaching our next goal is something that can bring happiness and pleasure. Plus having clear cut goals can stop us from quitting altogether.
Everything we do should be part of a significant life goal, helping us take the next step towards where we want to be.
Yet if this is the case, why not just keep plugging on towards that big life goal? Why don’t we always keep our goals in mind – at all times?
It’s because staying on track with a goal can feel too overwhelming. Heading towards a goal can bring many challenges and successes (and some failures) along the way. If we concentrate on the challenges and failures, we will likely have to stop. Why? Because it can all feel like too much.
With this in mind, setting a series of smaller goals is a much easier way to ensure that we reach our ultimate goal in the end.
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With this in mind I put together this quick guide about goal setting.
Here are some other reasons why setting goals is necessary for a successful life.
If you are heading towards something for a specific reason, such as gaining a Master of Leadership degree, you will be focused on getting there.
If you just set out with nowhere particular to go, you can easily be sidetracked, get lost, end up arriving late or not at all. You might be distracted and lose sight of what it was you wanted in the first place.
All of this means that your ultimate goal won’t be achieved, or at least not as quickly as you may have originally planned. You need an aim and a purpose for everything you do, and that is what goal setting is all about.
If you have set goals that you are reaching and succeeding in, you can look back at your journey and easily see how far you have come.
You can understand what was difficult and what was easier, and when you stumbled but came back fighting, ready to keep moving towards your next goal.
This is extremely important. If you lose track of where you are and how far you have come, your passion for what you are doing may start to dwindle because it could feel as though you haven’t achieved much, or you still have a long way to go.
Knowing precisely what you have done makes all the difference because rather than being disheartened that you haven’t done much, you can think about the progress you have made instead.
Having a vague idea of where you want to be and what you want to do will leave you open to all kinds of excuses.
You’ll tell yourself that you can start tomorrow.
Or next week.
Then again…maybe in the summer.
Or during the winter.
And in the meantime, you will continue doing what you have always done.
Having specific, measurable goals that have a deadline associated with them means that you need to start right away.
And if you don’t, you’ll have to be accountable to yourself.
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