Why Do Successful People Set Goals?

Dear friend, most of us will have tried a form of goal setting in the past and, more often than not, will have fallen short of our targets. The most common demonstration of this phenomenon is the New Year Resolution that is often forgotten a week later or the colleague who always seems to “be giving up drinking” on their return from holiday.

A friend once told me that giving up drinking is easy, he did it a hundred times. For me writing down goals are done yearly, and this has nothing to do with Yearly Resolutions, it is simply how I have trained myself over the years to assist me in achieving those things I set out to achieve.

The basics of setting a goal is an open secret known by top-caliber athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen and all types of achievers in all the different fields.

The basics of setting goals give you short-term and long-term motivation and focus. They help you focus on the acquisition of required knowledge and help you to plan and organize your resources and your time so that you can get the best out of your life.

Setting clearly defined short-term and long-term goals will enable you to measure your progress and achieve personal satisfaction once you have successfully met your goals. Charting your progress will also enable you to actually see the stages of completion leading to the actual realization of your goals.

This eliminates the feeling of a long and pointless grind towards achieving your goal. Your self-confidence and level of competence will also improve as you will be more aware of your capabilities as you complete or achieve your goals.

The basics of goal setting will involve deciding what you really want to do with your personal life and what short-term and long-term goals you will need to achieve it. Then you have to break down goals into the smaller and manageable targets that you must complete on your way to achieving your lifetime targets. Once you have compiled your list, waste no time in tackling your goals.

A good way to have a manageable list is to have a daily and weekly set of goals. By doing this you will be always in the position of going towards your life plan goals. Everyday will give you the opportunity to fulfill a certain goal giving you a feeling of accomplishment.

Make That Decision Today And Set Some Goals.

Until next time, make this a week one in which you are living your life to the fullest.

With appreciation and gratitude

Nigel St.Hill

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