It's a great question. And one that's often asked by those who for one reason or another avoid having goals, even at the start of a new year.
Many people think goals are too restricting. Some people are afraid of failure or see the whole process of choosing and planning goal it's a bit scary, unnecessary or too unsettling. And others think it's much easier to just "go with the flow."
Goals should not be scary or restricting. Setting and achieving goals is simply a fantastic way of defining what you want to do or what you want to have more of—or less of—in your life. And then planning the path to make that happen.
Think about it. Have you ever set goals but never seem to achieve them? Do you ever get the feeling that you don’t get time to work on your goals? Or you feel overwhelmed and caught up in the daily routine of life that never accommodates for your goals?
The new year is here, and you should have already set your goals, but do not panic you can still do it if you did not. And this year—more than ever—we’re all ready to embrace the fresh, new year with the hope of what could be. And a huge part of that is goal setting.
Yes, most of our goals for 2020 was messed up, but we should not stay in negativity but start thinking it over and setting goals for 2021
So this year, take some time to really think about those goals. And remember, just having good intentions alone changes nothing.
Some benefits of goals
- Having goals means that you'll be the star in your own life. You get to direct events rather than have life's events direct you.
- A firm goal gives you a context to define and track your progress on the way to the desired outcome.
- Achieving a goal is a great reason to celebrate how far you've come.
- Carefully chosen, realistic goals can end the cycle of failure around hurried New Year's resolutions.
- Achieving a goal, however small, will increase your confidence to go forward to even bigger things.
What do you want to achieve? Watch for any roadblocks that could keep you from reaching your goal.
Make Goals into a bit size
Give yourself daily, weekly and monthly steps. Set a time limit—because you need a finish line. Get them down on paper along with all the steps.
Carefully planning the steps towards achieving your goal won't stop you from making mistakes and going up blind alleys, but it sure helps.
Along the way, you may well change the substance of your goals, or how they'll be achieved, and this is normal. Goals give direction and focus to your journey through life. And remember it has to be your goal!
Goals are there to be embraced and enjoyed rather than avoided. And they can be fun - if we approach it in the right way.
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