Friday, December 6, 2013

Setting Goals

When you are reaching for a goal, you will find you are striving for higher ground.

By: Sally Morgan, 2nd dan

Setting goals is a very important part of life.  If you want to be happy and successful, setting goals is the key.

Setting a goal makes your vision of what you want more clear.  If you don’t see your end result clearly, you will never get there.  You can be very busy in your life, but if you are not clear about what you want, you are probably doing a lot of things that really do not matter to you.  When you set a goal, it focuses your energy into the things that really count and matter.

Setting a goal will drive you forward.  When you constantly have goals, you stay motivated.  It will keep you moving when things get tough.

If you want to increase your focus, setting goals can do just that.  They give you a focal point to put your attention to.  When you don’t have goals in your life, you tend to “float around randomly,” not really accomplishing anything.  You become misguided on what is important.  Setting goals keeps you from being swept away by everyday life activities.

Having a goal will give you accountability.  You can talk about doing something all day, but until you set a concrete goal, you’ll never take it anywhere.  Once you have a goal, you become obligated to achieve it.

What to be the best you can be, create goals.  Without goals, you live in a safe world.  You become comfortable with life as it is.  Being too comfortable can prevent you from growing.   When you are reaching for a goal, you will find you are striving for higher ground.  You stretch yourself out of your comfort zone.  Goals will help you overcome barriers and prevent you from settling for less than what you really desire.

With goals, you will get the best out of your life.  So take a moment and set a goal.  I guarantee you will grow, become better and live a healthier, happier life!

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