Many people feel as if they’re adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don’t seem to get anywhere worthwhile.
A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven’t spent enough time thinking about what they want from Life, and haven’t set themselves formal goals. After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Probably not!
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.
The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.
Why Set Goals?
Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.
One easy goal to set for yourself and to raise your self-confidence is a number of cd’s that you are going to listen to, and a time limit that you are going to read each day. By doing this simple task each day and accomplishing the goal that is not dependant on what others do, you will raise your self-esteem by hitting the goal you set out for yourself each day.
As you set goal for you personal development you will also want to set goals for your business. In our business there are three indicators of how well the business is growing. Those indicators are 1)depth in an organization (meaning how many people are joining a organization on a monthly basis in-depth) 2)system (how many people are getting the information it takes to build a business) 3)tickets to seminars (how well is the organization leveraging the seminar and power of association). Each month Dolores and I set goals to keep ourselves motivated and on track to increase these three indicators and it also creates an urgency to hit larger goals we have set.
If your just starting your journey of setting goals for your life don’t just set goals in one area of your life. I did this in my plumbing business years ago and without goals set for my family, my family got way out of balance. We look at a well-balanced life is made up of eight areas 1) Faith 2) Family 3) Finances 4) Fitness 5) Friends 6) Following 7) Freedom 8) Fun. As you set goals you may get out of balance in one or two of these areas short-term, but looking at the long-term when you hit your goals your life will be balanced.
Life is too short to let things happen to you, winners make things happen! When you create an environment of goal setting and being accountable to someone like a mentor you will be exhilarated!!!