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So, what is goal setting? Why do you even need to set goals? How much would your life change if you didn’t have any goals? Do you think you have the potential to achieve big but you could never know where to start?
Today, you have come to the right place. This is where we tell you the secret of how you set your targets and what you have to do to achieve them.
What Is Goal Setting?
Goal setting is the process of knowing what you want to achieve, and planning a path to accomplish it. It’s the identification of the “what” and the “how” in your life. Here’s how you can do it. First, identify what you need to accomplish. Second, mark it as a goal in your mind. Next, set a path and make lifestyle adjustments to achieve it. Lastly, achieve the goal and repeat the process
Setting goals and achieving them shows the true strength of your personality, but it is not possible without proper motivation and guidance.
Importance of Goal Setting
Just in case you forgot... Now that you have the answer to “what is goal setting”, it is time to know why it is important to set goals. There are many reasons why you should set goals. For one, goals give you a direction and focus. With realistic goals in your mind, you can measure and mark your progress. Moreover, goals keep you on the move. They make you punctual, dependable and reliable. Goals also motivate you. When you have goals, you don’t settle for less than what you truly deserve.
More significantly, they introduce you to self-accountability. Goals can bring out the best in you. The first step always requires plenty of will power. Once you have taken the first step, the rest is much easier.
How Do You Benefit from Setting Goals?
Almost everything in life seems difficult and impossible unless you start doing it. Once you have learned how to set your targets, you can do it repeatedly. As the time passes, you will realize bigger opportunities and identify new achievements. Setting yourself up to accomplish it all will become a part of your character. You will stop relying on external motivations and depend more on self-motivation. You will make decisions faster and your grip on your life will become stronger. Pursuit of things that have little value in your life will end hence reduced burden on your shoulders.
Why People Fail at Setting Goals?
A loss is not failure. Failure is when you have lost the will to achieve. Your failures make you stronger and serve as life lessons, but repeating the same mistakes repeatedly means no lessons learned. Yet, sometimes, people find it difficult to set goals. There are numerous reasons for this. For instance, they don’t set realistic goals or are not ready to make lifestyle changes. When you set goals, you have to take responsibility, and if you don’t, your goals will fail.
Surrounding yourself with pessimistic people can also lead to failure at settings goals. You won’t have a way to motivate yourself. Plus, if you lack guidance, setting goals can be difficult. Some people also over-think and set wrong goals. Lastly, some people don’t know their own potential and set the wrong goals.
You have to realize your strong points first and set goals that are realistic and made just for you. Your goals must add value to your life.
Here’s why many people have failed at setting goals.
- Goals are not realistic
- Not ready to make lifestyle changes
- Unwilling to take up full responsibility
- Surround with pessimistic people
- Missing the all-needed guidance
- Don’t know their own potentials
The Secret of Goal Setting
A technique that really works is the SMART goal setting technique where SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. It’s as simple as that – you set specific, measurable and attainable goals that are relevant to your life only when achieved in a given timeframe. It’s always best to write down what you want to achieve. By writing things down you can mark your progress, and you will always have something to act as a reminder.
Instead of just writing your goals, you have to jot down your action plans. You have to set deadlines and make sure to finish your pursuit within the set timeframes. If you fail to achieve, you will do self-accountability. Write down your mistakes, recollect your thoughts, reset your goals and do better this time.
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