We’ve talked about goal setting before, but we’ve never discussed why we should even do it.
So, here are 3 reasons why goal setting is so important:
1. It keeps you on target.
When you have a destination, you know where you’re headed and you can find the quickest, most direct route possible. When this happens, you waste a lot less time, life has a much greater purpose and you really do live life to the fullest.
2. It helps you to see the future and the NOW.
Setting huge goals is awesome, but that’s only the first part of it. When you have goals it lets you know what you need to do today to get you to where you need to go. It also lets you know who you need to surround yourself with to make things happen.
Really, the question we should ask ourselves is,
“What should I be doing today to help me reach my goals?”
3.It makes you get organized.
When goals are clearly written down and reviewed on a continuous basis, it forces you to make things happen. Yes, writing down goals does take time, but it’s so worth it. There are so many reasons why it is great to do so, but just a few reasons are that it gives higher self esteem because you feel accomplished, it makes you actually think about life and gives a greater outlook on life as well. A lot of people believe that things will just happen for them and everything will fall in their laps without having to put any work into it at all, when this just isn’t true. You do reap what you sow.
Is goal setting important to you, and if so, how are you doing on your 2011 goals?