Goal setting, Goal setting, Goal setting. These are most likely the words that you hear the most from successful people and motivational speakers when you listen to audios, read their books or attend their conferences.
There is an old saying that goes like this : “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” So my question to you is, do you aim at something worthy?
Let’s look at the definition of goal setting. “Goal setting is the process of deciding what you want to accomplish and devising a plan for achieving the result you desire.”
On average people do not have a problem with the first part of the above statement. Most people have goals, but the problem is that they only stay goals in their minds with no action steps attach to them. How many people do you know who say, “I want to stop smoking” as a new year resolution, but it never happens? So let’s look at ways in which you can accomplish your goal.
Here are a few action steps to follow that will help you to the attach “action” to your goals, and then we will look at why goal setting is important for you and your business.
• Get a clear vision and picture of your goal.
• Decide on a weekly task to accomplish that will help you to stay motivated about your goal.
• Reward yourself for completing a task that brings you closer to your goal.
• Set a time and date for when you want to accomplish your goal.
Now that I have given you some pointers to help you with the action part of goal setting, let’s see why it is important to have a goal.
Goal setting motivates you to achieve what you want. Once you know how to set goals, your ability to attach meaning to your deepest desires results in a level of motivation.
Setting goals give your life more meaning, purpose and passion.
Well chosen goals mean you spend your time doing things that align with your values — everything you do has a point and purpose.
Well chosen goals take you out of your comfort zone. Anything that does this, whether you want it or not, presents the best opportunity for growth.
“Once you know, you grow.”
Yes, the process can be painful, but the journey is often as good as the destination.
Goal setting affects now because it gives you something to look forward to, and this feeling is available this very moment.
You choose the direction your life takes – you need to take full responsibility for the actions and consequences.
It does not matter whether your goal is to leave something good or leave something bad; accept that you chose everything in your life now and you are responsible for the outcome of it.
“Why is goal setting important? Because it injects creativity, promotes growth and ultimately, helps you fulfill your potential” ~Brain Tracy~
I am a big believer in goal setting and also in “Practice what you preach”; so here is what I did with my goal setting this past year.
I set a goal for this year that my “grAtitude!” board game must be ready to hit the market so that I can help the world with wisdom and success principals in a fun way.
I set my weekly goals that I pointed out and applied all five steps of them. On my way towards my goal, Steve became “my partner in success”, and today I can say with an open heart that the “grAtitude!” game will hit the market by 17 Jan 2012.
If you want to be part of my goal’s end result on the 17th of January 2012 just opt in to my opt-in form and be part of this and become part of the “It’s all about grAtitude!” movement
“People who do not have goals are doomed to work forever for those who do!”
I hope that I was able to open something about goal setting for you or even just remind you how important it is to have goals.