Reasons Setting Goals is Important in Every Area of Life
When it comes to most areas of life, people tend to float around and embrace the idea of whatever happens. But here are 5 reasons why setting goals is important, no matter what you’re talking about, whether it’s work, play, or even relationships.
Successful people don’t joke with goal setting. It has a process. Some people have issues when it comes to goal setting. They think it is what can be done haphazardly.
We are not talking about how to set goals but rather tonight lesson focus on some of the importance of goal setting
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The following are some of the importance of goal setting
Goals keep you focused.
Imagine a ship setting sail without a destination in mind—as it traveled wherever the winds take it, supplies would eventually run out, and the crew would probably have to resort to cannibalism in order to survive.
Okay, so maybe a lack of goal setting won’t yield such dire results, but you certainly won’t get anywhere specific if you don’t have a plan.
Whether you’re talking about work, hobbies, or relationships, setting a goal will keep you moving towards success and fulfillment, without veering off course.
You cannot plan without a goal…your goal is derived from your vision. If you want to be focused. Have a goal or goals.
Goals help you make a plan of action.
When you know how much you’ve accomplished, you can understand how much you need to achieve and pace yourself accordingly.
For example, if you set a goal for yourself to start saving money for retirement, you believe you’re two decades away from retiring, and have only saved up N500,000 you know you need to save more so that when you retire you will enough money to invest. Or you will plan on how to start investing the money you have saved to have returns.
So having clarity on your goals helps you to plan effectively
Goals get you motivated.
Without a goal in mind, you can always say it will happen tomorrow—whatever it is.
Of course, once tomorrow arrives, there will be a tomorrow after that, and so on.
Setting a goal with a timetable will force you into some accountability for your actions and force you to get up off the proverbial couch.
Anytime you see yourself practicing shifting in your plans… Your mind telling you, you will do it tomorrow. Note that you don’t have a goal.
One of the goal setting models is SMART model.
If you postpone today’s activity to tomorrow, what will happen to tomorrow’s activity
Goals help you actualize your potential.
Each and every one of us has incredible talents and abilities latently existing within, but very few people leverage those talents into something useful.
Setting goals and working towards them is a great way to put your skills to work, while developing and sharpening your natural talents.
One of the things you learn in the course of goals setting is self awareness.
You cannot set achievable goals if you don’t have clarity about your make up. Your goals should align with your potentials. This will enable you work in the right direction.
Goals keep you committed.
One of the biggest deterrents to success is that people just give up along the road.
If you set a goal for yourself and stick to it, you can block out unhelpful distractions and resist falling into depression or self-pity when things don’t go your way.
Sometimes ago I made a presentation on victim mentality here. If you can set your goals well with clear direction on what to do per time, you will be committed. You won’t live in regret.
You know there’s an awesome view at the top of the mountain and you’re committed to seeing it, no matter how arduous the climb. You will harness the energy to get to the zenith.
Those are the points for tonight’s topic. It is not exhaustive.
If you are yet to set your goals properly, arise and get it done.
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Thank you for reading through. Let’s meet at the top.