Acheive Success By Setting Goals
The Power of Setting Goals
The power of setting ourselves goals, as previously mentioned is it directs our focus. If you ever want to achieve something no matter how big or small, how do you really know if you have succeeded or not unless you have a clear intention in mind. As an example if you set yourself a goal of losing 20 pounds in weight over the next 3 months you canât say that you have succeeded until that actually happens.
The other important part of creating a goal is the motivation that it injects into your actions. Using the previous example of losing weight for instance, every time you think about eating unhealthy food you always have that motivation in your mind that this will go against you wish to see your goal come to fruition. That in turn makes you less likely to eat unhealthy things and neglect to exercise. In this way you know that setting a goal for yourself, every action that you do from then on will be biased toward achieving it.
Don't Be Scared Of Failure
Some people may be scared of setting targets or goals in the fear that striving for something can result in failure. This is a natural feeling, nobody wants to fail at anything. However if you donât strive for anything at all then how can you experience the satisfaction and elation of achieving success. It is possible you will face setbacks and failures from time to time, if however you deal with those setbacks and look at them rationally almost anything can be overcome.
An important reason for setting goals is that achieving something that may initially be hard to reach otherwise becomes a lot more attainable. Look at any wealthy businessman, their goals were to provide a product or service in order to achieve financial and personal success. If you set yourself a goal of achieving financial success so you can look after yourself and family and enjoy life without having to worry about money, it can seem a monumental task. Setting that one goal however means it can be broken down until things a cleared and more in reach. You might decide in one year to start a business that breaks even. This isnât the initial goal but its a clear foundation that will go toward succeeding it. Breaking down goals into easier sections means you can achieve far more than you initially thought possible.
Succeed In Life
A life without setting yourself goals or targets can lead to coasting and accepting whatever happens, whereas setting yourself a single goal or series of them means that your chances of achieving greater things are far more likely to come true.