Why Should Goal Setting Become a Part of Your Life?
It’s a cornerstone of modern success philosophy. In fact, it has been present in some way, shape or form for centuries. So why is goal setting important to your success?
In order to determine what you’re going to spend your time and energy on, you need to identify the things that are important to you. These things are your goals. They can be big things and small things. They can everything from material possessions to spiritual and emotional achievements to learning new skills. Some might be easy to achieve and only take a day. Others might be huge and take a lifetime. And everything in between.
I don’t mean to step on anyone’s toes but in general, human beings are easily distracted by what goes on around us. We live in a fast paced world with a lot of distractions. We have jobs, school, relationships, friends, family, TV, music, internet, socialising, sports and the list goes on. All these things demand our time and attention and such distractions make it difficult for us to know what the focus our attention on at any one time. This ability to focus is critical to our productivity and success.
Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal. Your potential is so far beyond anything you have likely imagined. Imagine what you can achieve if you can focus all your creative and logical power on one thing for a sustained period of time. Deciding what you want to have, create and achieve, why you want it and devising a plan to achieve it, is therefore the first step in setting this power into motion.
In the course of the upcoming posts I will write on this blog, I will go into detail about how to define powerful goals which will inspire you to take action each and every day. If you choose to follow along, you will learn how to organise your wish-list and dreams into a well-defined set of clear outcomes with an action plan to achieve each.
For now though, I invite you take some action and put pen to paper. Start writing out a brainstorm of the things that you’d like to achieve, obtain, create and become through the course of your life. Write down everything, big and small. And don’t let logic and reasoning play too big a role here. Don’t worry at this point how you can achieve these things or what might stand in your way. Just let your imagination run wild. Pretend you’re a kid at Christmas and have fun!