Okay, so this isn’t the first time you’ve heard someone talk about the importance of goals, and it’s most definitely not going to be the last.
But put clichés aside, understanding the true importance of goal setting and knowing how to set goals for yourself is crucial to accomplishing great things in your life.
Writing down a goal with a set date for accomplishment gives you something to plan and work for. A written goal is an extrinsic representation of your inner desires; it’s a constant reminder of what you must accomplish.
With most people there isn’t a very common pattern that come with working towards a set goal: You set your mind to something, you get filled with exciting emotions and work like a mad man, and then when things become a little harder than expected motivation that’s to dissipate. Having your goals physically written down in a spot where you look every day (mine is my wallet..) will one help you focus on your goals and to help you visualise and connect to your inner desires. This may seem like such a small ask but i assure you it will help work you through periods where your focus starts to wane.
Most of us have big dreams that seem impossible to accomplish. It’s common to feel discouraged when you’re staring at a massive mountain and you physically cannot imagine the finish line
When goal setting your best bet is to break down those larger, intimidating aspirations into smaller, more achievable stepping stones. Planning towards something smaller will aid with visualising the bigger picture, in which will work in your favour because this process will help you not lose motivation because you will be ticking off things more regularly. Research has shown that hitting smaller milestones provides real motivation and greater contentment. Take the mountains you need to climb and break them up into smaller hills that you can walk. You’ll be happier and more motivated to start working towards that next milestone on your way to greatness.
Setting goals for yourself is a way to fuel your ambition. Goal setting isn’t just about creating a life plan and holding yourself accountable and if all fails you won’t be going anywhere. it’s about giving us the inspiration to aim for things we never thought possible
Do you want to accomplish something that many people dream about, but few people ever actually accomplish? Unless you make it a goal for yourself and work everyday towards achieving it, why would you ever believe that you could accomplish it? Unless you see yourself slowly making progress, your dreams and aspirations are nothing more than vague dream floating around in your imagination.
If you don’t write down concrete goals and give yourself a timeline for achievement, how can you look back and re-evaluate your path if you fail? There’s something extremely humbling about looking back on a goal you set for yourself 6 months, 1 year, or even 5 years ago and realizing that you were supposed to accomplish a lot more than you actually did. Its a concrete sign that whatever you’re doing isn’t working, and you need to make real changes if you want to get where you want to be.
When you take the time to set goals, you ensure that your life is geared towards getting the most out of every moment. There’s so much to do and experience in life, but many of the things we want to achieve and experience won’t be handed to us – we need to work for it.
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”– Tony Robbins
Lots of love, dija x