Setting goals can sometimes be very frustrating when you set goals and then you do your best to achieve them. And yet you fail to do so this feeling of failure can sometimes be very demotivating. It can bring you down and stop you completely from achieving your goals.
Again, this is one of the reasons why a lot of people think that setting goals are useless. Why do you want to set goals that anyways, you know that you’re not going to achieve them.
That’s why in this post, I’m going to share with you five reasons why you must set goals.
1. Goals give you clarity in your life.
Having this clear image in your mind of what exactly you’re heading will clear the path in your life of how exactly to get what you truly desire, you might get an illusion that you are achieving something because you are busy running around. But just because you are busy doesn’t really mean you are going to achieve what you want. I think the reason why a lot of people are not achieving their dreams is simply that they are not transforming those dreams into real goals. There is a big difference between dreams and goals.
You can dream to become rich or famous, or maybe a multi-billionaire on the Forbes list. But if it’s not written down and plan in a more practical way, then it remains a dream that probably might never be achieved. The moment you write down your goals clearly and plan them then only you will have this clarity in your life.
2. Goals keep you motivated.
Motivation is probably one of the biggest problems that a lot of people have. People always complain that I want to do this and that I want to start going to the gym, start reading books, but the only problem I have is that I’m not motivated. And what the goals do to your mind is that they keep the end objective in your mind to keep you motivated.
Every time you start doing whatever you have to do goals are there to remind you,
why are you doing what you are doing? Why are you putting in all this effort, there’s the reason that will get you up in the morning. If you want to build the perfect body for whatever reason that you want.
It because you have to win a competition or you want to attract someone, whatever fat reminder will keep you moving forward.
3 Goals keep you focused.
Goals will give you a specific path where you should place your attention.
In the world, we are constantly being distracted almost by everything around us. It’s hard to keep your focus on what you really desire. A single advertisement can force you to spend your resources on something else other than what you really desire, friends or family might be taking a lot of your time. I’m not saying here that you should completely ignore them.
But what I’m trying to say is that your resources are limited based on your time or money or energy. And if you wasted on any other cause other than your goal, you are less likely to achieve what you truly desire. The fastest or the shortest way to achieve what you want is to take full advantage out of your resources and having a clear goal will help you to have that focus in your life.
4. Goals make you accountable
Rather than just talking about what you want. Now you’re obligated to take action since you have listed down a clear goal in front of you, as we have talked about at the beginning of this post that if you set goals and not achieved them, it might be demotivated to some extent because it will make you feel guilty for not achieving what you have to achieve. It kind of makes you feel accountable for your actions. This feeling of being accountable will make you think twice before taking any action because you set yourself a higher standard to achieve that specific goal.
This accountability will hold you from drinking a soft drink and instead to something healthier, like water, for example. It will help you to create a disciplined life and will direct you towards achieving that goal. When you stay accountable for your goal. You are in fact staying true to real desires.
5. Goals keep you to be the best version of yourself.
We always set goals that make us better than we are today. I mean, we never set goals to get poorer or to become less healthy
. Goals are there to always make us better than we are today to constantly set higher goals and achieve some sort of lifestyle to always be the best version of yourself. Of course, you can improve your life without setting goals but it won’t be with the same level of productivity as compared to when you are setting goals.
So these are the five reasons that I think why everyone should set goals. What about you? Why do you think setting goals are important? Let me know in the comments below.