The Importance of Setting Goals
April 22, 2018 11:10pm CST
The first thing a successful person needs to have is a goal. They are the first steps in every journey we take and are also our last. For me, goals are what take us forward in life. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life. In order to achieve the success we spend our lives chasing, we first need to define our goals. Once that is done, it's time to start thinking about how to accomplish them. In order to be effective, it is important to be specific when setting our goals. By setting goals for yourself you are able to measure your progress because you always have a fixed endpoint or benchmark to compare with. Goals Help You Overcome Procrastination. When you set a goal for yourself you make yourself accountable to finish the task. These reminders in the back of your head help you to overcome procrastination and laziness. Goals Give You Motivation. The root of all the motivation or inspiration 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. 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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Before you set goals you must know what are your dream aka what do you want in your life. From there you set long term goals to support your dream and the long term goals are to be broken down to short term goals to ensure that you can achieve bite size targets. Through the short term goals, you translate them into yearly resolutions.