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The Importance of Setting Goals in 2022

May 31, 2022
Importance of Setting Goals in 2022

If you’ve been told once; you’ve been told a million times that you need to set goals. But this can take a lot of time, and it isn’t that important, right?

Wrong. Goal setting is critical to your success in life. Keep reading to find out more about the importance of goal setting.

Goals Show You Where To Go

Okay, so there are some things you want to get done in life. But to what extent? Setting a goal can help show you where to go and exactly how to get there. Although you may be headed in the right direction without a goal, it is also likely you could wander off the path and get lost. You could also end up somewhere else than where you ever wanted to go.

Goals Measure Your Progress

Maybe you're already pursuing something you're passionate about in life. How far have you come? Do you know? If you don't, you don't have a goal guiding you. Besides just showing you where to go, goals also help you see how far you have come, and they give you a good measure of what you've still got to do.

Goals Keep You Motivated

Do you struggle with staying motivated? This is why you need goals. As you see the progress, you are making on your goal, this will help keep you motivated, even when the going gets tough. The act of writing down a goal has been shown in one Harvard study to increase the likelihood of you achieving it. This is because simply writing it down can be a huge motivator to help you make changes to your everyday life to make your goal a reality.

Goals Help You Find Your Purpose

It isn't always easy to know where you should go or the job you should pursue in life. Goals help with that. A seemingly insignificant and simple goal might even help you make better choices. For example, say you have a goal to have a dog. Well, if you'd like to have a dog, you need a job that can give you the freedom to be home with the dog or the hours to make taking care of a dog possible. Also, you may need to live somewhere with a yard or near a park where you can walk the dog. Your goal of getting a dog is already impacting multiple areas of your life.

Bottom line, there are several reasons goals are important. If you want to achieve success, you need to start by making a written list of your goals. This will help show you where to go, keep you on track, and keep you motivated as you go. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals!

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