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The Importance Of Goal Setting
The only way to achieve goals is if you set them first.It’s much like driving to a destination. If you don’t determine where you are going, how are you going to get there?
If you aren’t committed to setting goals, then you can wander around aimlessly in your actions, believing that you are getting closer to the goals you want when in reality, you are wasting time and energy that could be better utilized if you set the goal ahead of time.
• Setting the goal before attempting to achieve it is important because it gives you a clear idea of what actions and steps you’ll need to take in order to achieve that goal.
• Setting a goal can help you to break down the goal into more manageable steps and see what actions you need to take in order to achieve that goal.
Many goals that seem impossible to achieve on the surface are actually quite doable when you actually set the goal and really look at what steps are needed to achieve it.
Short-Term Vs Long-Term Goals
A short-term goal is a step or accomplishment that helps to bring you closer to your long-term goal. It’s important when setting lofty long-term goals that you break down the goal into smaller steps or stages that enable you to set short-term goals.
• You can attain short-term goals more quickly than long-term goals.
• Setting short-term goals is important is because it helps to give you additional momentum toward achieving your long-term goals.
Effective Goals Are Always Written
When you write down a goal, you are actually committing to it and it’s not as easy to make excuses over why you’re not making as much progress as you expected when you initially wrote it down.
When you write down a goal (whether you have it on a piece of paper or in a text file), it’s always right there to remind you of it and boost your motivation and determination to achieve it.
It is much harder to dismiss a piece of paper or a Notepad file than it is to just move the goal to the far reaches of your mind and not think about it.
Writing down your goal can also lead you to breaking down the goal into more manageable parts.
Define Your Goals
A goal is a desired result or achievement you want to reach. You need to decide what you want to achieve in your life.
You need to decide what you want to be remembered for and what actions in your life you want to do to reach this goal.
What really matters to you?
Once you know what drives you and what matters to you, you’ll have a better idea of what goals you want to achieve in your lifetime.