How to set goals was covered previously, on day 3 – prioritse, so for this post we’ll take a look at WHY we should set goals.
1. Take Control of Your Life.
Many people today are sleepwalking through life. Even though they may work hard, they don’t feel like they are getting what they want. That’s because they don’t know where they want to go, what they want to achieve.
2. Get Maximum Results
Top performers, world-class athletes, and successful people all set goals. That’s because when you set goals, you have a vision to work toward. You ensure that you are pushing yourself to get the best results, rather than resting on your laurels and waiting for things to happen.
3. Creates Focus
While a life purpose gives you a general direction, your goals give you laser focus as to what exactly to spend your time and energy on.
4. Creates Accountability
Having goals makes you accountable. This accountability is to yourself, not to anyone else. No one knows the goals you set, and no one stands to gain even if you achieve them. By setting specific targets, you can easily see if you are on track, and if not, what to do about them. That which is measured is improved.
5. Goals Motivate You
When you set goals, you connect yourself with your innermost desires. They help motivate you and give you something to strive for. Your goals help remind you of the things you love, to redirect your focus away from the negative obstacles, and to reconnect you with your innermost desires.
6. Be The Best You Can Be
Goals help you work towards your highest potential. Without goals, you automatically default to a routine of activities that keeps you feeling safe – and stuck. This familiarity is the nemesis of growth. It prevents you from growing. It denies you from tapping into your infinite potential.
7. Live Your Best Life
Goals ensure that you get the best out of life.
Whether you like it or not, time will pass. In 5 years’, you’ll be 5 years older. Goals with specific measures and deadlines ensure that you maximise your experience. If you have already discovered your life purpose, your goals will help you get the best out of that.
Here’s a Youtube video which covers the topic:
Why set life goals and achieve them:
TEDx Mount Carmel College
What about you; do you set goals, if so, why; what do you gain from it?