What Is Goal Setting?
Goals define where we want to be. Goals encompass your values and beliefs and represent what is important to you. It will differ from where you are now and represent an improvement in your personal or professional life.
A goal is a destination point that enables you to create a journey along the way with targets and time frames to reach along the way, which indicate if you are on track. Goals give us a sense of direction in our lives. When we have direction, we bring purpose and focus to each of our days which can be filled with small daily wins. So many small wins build, and this progress gives us a sense of fulfillment and self-worth.
Why Is Goal Setting Important?
Do you feel stuck in a rut in your life? Do you feel lost or lacking direction? Did you wonder how you got here? Then, we can drift along in life direction or purpose.
This is why goal setting helps us create direction and focus. If you don’t have a destination, how will you know where to go? Setting goals helps us navigate, gives us a sense of growth and renewed self. Effective goal setting also lets you measure progress, overcome procrastination. If you don’t know what you want to accomplish, you can’t create a plan to get there.
Goal setting also keeps you accountable. Here we’ll cover how to set goals to ensure you achieve them and what to do when you fall off track, lose focus, or just life gets in the way.