It’s important for everyone to have goals to work towards.
Whether you’re 20 years old or 60, the receptionist or the CEO, you need to have goals to work towards in your life. Louise Penny once said, “Life is change. If you aren’t growing and evolving, you’re standing still, and the rest of the world is surging ahead.” If we never have goals to work towards, we’ll never get better, and that’s just one of the many reasons why it’s important for all of us to have goals to work towards. Here are a few more reasons why it’s important to have goals:
#1. Setting goals is empowering.
There is a lot about life that is out of your control, and that can make anyone feel helpless, lost and totally depressed. But there is also a lot about life that you can control, and when you set goals, it makes it possible to take control. When you’re just sludging through the day to get through it, it’s easy to feel like the victim of your life, but when you set goals, it gives every single day a purpose.
#2. Setting goals is motivating.
How often do you find yourself parked on the couch after work? When you don’t have goals, it can be almost impossible to find the motivation to do anything else. While we all need time to relax and unwind, too many people end up spending all of their time not at work on the couch, and there’s too many wonderful things to experience in life to spend it on the couch. When you have a goal in mind, it gives you the motivation to get up and do something.
#3. Setting goals makes you more accountable.
When you have an end goal in mind, it gives you a reason to hold yourself accountable and track your progress. If you don’t have a goal to work towards, you have no reason to track your progress, and when you do things that aren’t so good for your overall health and wellbeing, you have less of a reason to change your behavior. For example, regardless of whether you have a specific savings goal in mind, it’s also good to have money in the savings account. But when you don’t have a savings goal, you also don’t have a reason to put any money into that account, and if an emergency comes up, you’ll be out of luck.
#4. Setting goals gives you something to focus on.
It’s true of most people that, if you don’t have a reason to focus, you probably won’t focus. Having a focus in life is important for so many reasons, including confidence, happiness and peace of mind. When you have a goal to focus on, it gives your life a purpose beyond just getting through the day.
#5. Setting goals helps you get results.
People who set goals get results. Think about an employee at work. If they don’t have a goal other than to get through the day, they have no motivation to do anything more than the minimal work that is required of them. But if that same employee had a specific goal they were working towards, it gives them a reason to put in a little more each and every day, making them a more effective employee.
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