Is it really necessary to set goals? It's used for ?
Personally, I think the first step in any transformation is to establish your goals clearly. Even if you already have them in mind. It's really not the same thing as putting it on paper! Believe me.
Goals are the catalysts for our dreams and ultimately become powerful motivators for our success. It is imperative to understand the importance of setting goals in order to take it seriously.
Without further ado, let's go!
1. Goals help us stay focused
Without setting clear and specific goals, it is very easy to lose track and become distracted by a million other projects. By allowing ourselves to be distracted, we end up depart from our goals without realizing it. We must not let that happen!
By setting goals, we are able to establish a strategy to achieve them. This allows us to keep our eyes fixed on our goals at all times. Establishing them correctly also gives us a better understanding of them and we are all the more motivated.
If you're like me and tend to be impatient; don't be. Give yourself time to achieve these goals and do your best to be as focused as possible! This is the only way you are going to achieve your dreams.
2. Measure our progress
It is impossible to measure our progress towards achieving our goals in a tangible way without having set them in the first place!
Being able to measure our progress is a great motivator towards achieving our goals, whatever they may be. It is a great way to counter the waves of discouragement that are certain to affect us. In times when we seem to be moving at a snail's pace, it's good for morale to see the progress we've made so far.
On the other hand, measuring our progress gives us valuable information about our current status. Maybe we are not at all where we want to be? For what ? This is a good way to take a step back and analyze your actions. Are they really useful for your personal development? If not, it's time to change the game plan!
3. Goals empower us
You are responsible for your own success. Quite simply.
Without setting specific goals for yourself, you are not taking responsibility for your success. You and you alone are able to accomplish the goals you set for yourself and only you know how.
Now that you've established your goals, it's not bla-bla anymore. You have an obligation to act! This obligation is to yourself only, no one else!
As you measure your progress, you can therefore make adjustments and change your strategy to be sure of reaching your goals as quickly as possible!
4. Goals drive us
In most cases, our goals reflect our deepest desires. It is only natural that they motivate us! They literally give us a reason to get up in the morning and it's truly magical.
Personally, I'm always very excited about the day ahead of me because I know I've planned lots of actions that will always take me a little closer to my goals. In fact, my life is really fun!
Don't get any ideas though. It's impossible to be crowd motivated 100% of the time. Sometimes it will take a bit of discipline to complete your tasks. It doesn't tempt us all the time, but if we keep our eyes fixed on the goal, we find motivation in us.
Even if your life is difficult right now, keep your goals in mind. Your situation is only temporary. If needed, a little meditation/visualization can help you reconnect with your why and start off on the right foot. :)
5. They contribute to our welfare !
Reaching our goals feels so good! Even observing the progress you have made towards these goals is super motivating. I would even say that we risk becoming addicted to it (in a good way, of course). Personally, when I see that I reach my goals, it's like a personal reward, it's very rewarding!
When you set clear goals and take the necessary actions to accomplish them, you inevitably feel good about yourself. This is great for your mental health and for your overall quality of life.
It's simple, taking control of your goals gives you a sense of control over your life. That is powerful. As you progress towards your goals, your sense of well-being will increase. That's a big favor you can give yourself.
You are capable, you will achieve it by setting goals!
6. Goals help us live our best life.
Speaking of goals. One of my goals with Latte Blue is to help you build and live your dream life. Setting your goals well contributes greatly to building a tailor-made life. A life that looks like you and want to live.
By setting your goals, you are taking direct action towards that life you want so badly. As a result, you can clearly define what these goals mean to you and you will be able to follow a path that suits you to achieve them.
Your whole life will now be directed towards these goals. There is no point in continuing to give energy to projects that are not aligned with our goals! Often, focusing on things that really matter to us eliminates our speed bumps (whether people or behaviors).
Achieving our dreams takes planning and a bit of arm juice. So, impossible to do without setting clear and concrete objectives.
If like me, you feel an urgency to live, set goals! You only have one life to live. Why not accomplish everything you want?
Start setting your goals now
There are no more excuses, you need to set life goals now. Put the odds on your side to enjoy your life and live it to the full! Go, go, go!