“Your Goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.”-Les Brown
Setting a goal is a powerful process that helps you think about the ideal life you always wanted for your future. The goals you make help you move forward towards achieving your dreams. Goals keep you motivated in such a way that you keep working hard until you make your vision become a reality.
Why Should We Set Goals?
Setting a goal helps you decide what and where you want to be in your life. People who do not set goals for themselves live an aimless and unsatisfied life. They get confused as they don’t know their purpose in life, what they want to do and where should they be?
We all are born with unique capabilities, talents, competitiveness, and are God gifted in many ways. However, when we live inside the box, not willing to face the outer world, not trying hard enough, we never find out how truly compatible we are. Of course, there would be many hurdles along the way as nothing is easy in this world. However, those who never give up on their dreams one day will finally succeed.
“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you to places that will amaze you” – Les Brown
Importance of Goal Setting
A goal is a pathway towards the destination, where you want to be. It gives you a reason to live, to survive, and to push yourself towards moving forward regardless of the circumstances you are facing. This is the reason why setting a goal is extremely important. Many top-level athletes, business tycoons, celebrities, and highly specialized workers (doctors, engineers, scientists, etc.) become achievers due to setting goals.
Take Bill Gates for example, who was determined to developing a technology that could change the world. He faced a lot of issues and criticism at first but today, he is one of the ideal role models for the young generation. The technique is simple, your goals need to be sharp and clear. Confusing goals will never show you a clear path, therefore, make a decision that urges you to keep on working hard until you reach where you want to be.
Steps to Consider for Setting Goals
Goals should be set based on the following steps.
- Create a “big picture” in your mind of what you want to be after the next ten years.
- Once your vision, break it down into smaller goals (your missions). These will be the steps to reach one by one till your head towards your vision.
- Once you decided on both long term (vision)and short-term goals (missions), you are ready to write them down in your notebook and start working on fulfilling them one by one.
So first, you make a long-term goal, then divide it into parts and make small goals. Those goals you’ll achieve in a week or month. And that’s how you’ll do it.