Have you ever wondered why there are some people in this world that seem to get everything that they go after? It does not matter how big or small their dream is. They always seem to manage it. These people use goal setting to get where they are in the world.
The difference between people who achieve their dreams and people that just dream is goal setting. It is really the one thing that could make the difference between where you are today and where you will be in 6 months from now.
Goal Setting is important because it gives you laser focus on what you really want in this world. Too often we are trying to attain everything that our heart desires at the same time. This generally leads to us going no where fast. To be able to get your dreams, you need to focus on one at a time. It is important not to take your eye of what you want and to focus on only that until it is achieved.
By following this path with the things that you want in this world, you can easily see if what you are thinking about is something to be worked towards. Being happy is a common "goal" for many people. The truth is that it is not something that is quantifiable so it should not be a main focus. You can now see a number and work towards it and have a definite end point if this is the statement on journey that you want to focus on. Happiness should be something that you experience during the journey any way.
When done correctly, goal setting can light a fire under you to get things done. Most of work better when we have a dead line and usually when it is down to the wire of making that dead line. Being told to someday do something usually means that we will continually put it on the back burner. This is not the way to go if you want to be one of these people that achieve their dreams.
When your dream seems too big and like something that you will never reach, it is important to break it down into smaller more manageable pieces. Remember before you can run with the big dogs, you need to learn to walk. Many of the big goals can easily be broken down into smaller ones or steps that need to be made before the next. For example if you want to buy a house, some of the things that you might need to do is to save up for a down payment and improve your credit score first.
It is also possible to use goal setting to create a map on how to achieve your dreams. You can determine what actions need to be taken each month, week, and even day to get things done. When you have the road map in hand all you need to do is what is on the sheet and you will get to where you want to be.
Goal setting is not something that is only for the high rollers of the corporate world. It is something that is important for anyone who wants to live their dreams to do.