The following are the top 10 reasons to why is goal setting important:
1. Eliminate wandering - Without a goal, many of us wander through life with no clear direction or path. Our destination may end up being good, but many times not. Why leave it to chance? How many times have you had a great inspirational idea that you planned on acting on, but didn't. You might not even remember what that idea was any more.
2. Improve your chances for success - Studies have proven that people with written goals are much more likely to achieve and live a successful life. The truth is that few people have written life goals. Even fewer review them regularly. From my own experience, my 100 Life Goals written at the age of 30, has been a driving force for the success achieved in my own personal and family life.
3. Auto achievement - Goals will often be achieved by virtue of having written them down and by reviewing them periodically, even with no action plan to achieve them. There are many books written about the law of attraction and the act of setting a goal in motion through your thoughts. You may not believe it, but may people do. Any many people achieve goals years later that they have written down, but not consciously done anything about.
4. You'll feel inspired - It feels great to write down an important goal and through hard work and discipline, achieve it. It even feels good just to check it off your list.
5. Have a reason to celebrate - Goals can be celebrated once they are achieved. Decide in advance how you will celebrate. Instead of feeling guilty about doing something, change that feeling to great satisfaction when you celebrate goal achievement.
6. You'll stay Focused - Goals will keep you focused on what is important in your life, versus falling victim to watching too much TV or time spent doing things that don't carry much meaning. Watching too much television is the killer of creating and living out the life of no regrets.
7. You'll achieve BIG(ger) Goals - Good goals communicated well will inspire other people to help you achieve them. Much bigger projects and adventures can be achieved when you develop big goals. You don't need to complete your goals all by yourself. Setting really big goals that you are passionate about and inspire others to be passionate about will set the stage for BIG goal achievement!
8. You'll become wealthier - You are likely to earn more money if you are able to achieve goals, whether you work for an employer or for yourself. People who achieve goals are highly valued in the market place. By focusing on financial goals, you have a much higher likelihood of developing high net worth than if you don't. With good financial resources (income and networth), you can pursue and achieve more advanced goals related to your lifestyle goals.
9. You'll feel more satisfaction - The personal satisfaction that comes for achieving worthy and fulfilling goals is reward in itself. The feeling that you are wandering in life can result in a lack of confidence and overall feelings that you're not living up to your true potential. I don't know any goal focused people who aren't both confident and have a positive outlook.
10. Your life will have more purpose - People with a purpose in life feel that they are living a life of purpose. Sounds like double speak, but I love the saying that "the purpose of life is to live a life of purpose". As long as goals are well written and thought out, people who are goal oriented feel a real sense of purpose, something that is missing in many peoples life.
These 10 reasons are amongst many, answering the key question why is goal setting important. Can you think of other reasons??
I've spent much of my life trying to figure out what is my purpose in life. Now I realize that my purpose in life is to live a life of purpose. For me, that means focusing on achieving my 100 Life Goals. What could be more purposeful than to take the time to construct 100 personal and worthy life goals that you will spend the rest of your life pursuing?
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Last updated: September 20, 2019