Have you ever asked, “Why should I set goals?” Here are 7 reasons goal setting is important:
#1 – To Give Direction to Life
While it can be fun to live without direction in the short-term, humans are wired to need a purpose and direction in the long-term. Goals give a sense of direction and meaning to life.
#2 – To Make Sure We Are the One Choosing the Direction of Our Life (not others, fate, the media, etc.)
It is often easy to let others set our direction for us. However, we have a greater chance of happiness and fulfillment by following our own path and pursuing our own goals.
#3 – To Motivate
While goals certainly give our lives direction, they motivate us to get through difficult times and make hard choices.
#4 – To Make Sure We Get What We Want from Life
Goals also serve as the destination for what we really want out of life.
#5 – To Save Time
Goals can also help save time. When your “To Do” list becomes too long and your calendar too full, you can compare your goals to the list.
#6 – To Reduce Stress
Just as goals save time, they also reduce stress because using your goals gives you clarity in life and making choices.
#7 – To Give a Sense of Accomplishment
Finally, goals give you a measurable sense of accomplishment.
Now, that you have 7 reasons (and there are many more), go out and set your goals! To help you with goal setting, check out my course, Life on a 3×5.