Why Is It Important To Have a Goal In Life You Might Ask Yourself?
Why set a goal when you can live life without it? Isn’t it that unguarded moments and spontaneous decisions are the ones that give fun and excitement to one’s day? Those are the questions that might be playing in your mind when asked about your plans for the future and I won’t tell you it’s wrong to think that way.
However, you cannot deny that sometimes along the way of living that kind of life, you might get lost and think it hard to find your way back.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
Now, here is where goal setting plays its part. Here are some important reasons why having goals are necessary:
1. You Have Control Over Your Life
As absurd as this sounds, having a goal will not actually limit you but will give you more control over your life. Why? Because it directs you and helps you in choosing which road to take and which ones to set aside. With that, you will have a clearer picture of your destination in life, which will give you more time to plan and prepare for what you really need for the future you choose.
2. You Will Know What To Prioritize
Your goals help you filter the most important things to do now from the ones that are only wasting your time. It will save you from exhausting all your time and energy into something you will eventually find trivial. With clear goals in your mind, you will know which ones deserve your precious time.
3. You Will More Likely Make Better Decisions
When your goals are set, it will most likely help you identify the right choices based on the long-term view of your purpose. You can always go back to your purpose—why you have these goals—and then decide what is the most prying or important goal to work on first.
4. You Will Most Likely Stop Procrastinating
Because you know what to focus on and you have already organized your priorities, it will absolutely give you no time to daydream and simply procrastinate. You will have to be busy making your dreams come true.
Let’s face it, most people want to accomplish their goals, but when it comes down to the day to day tasks they don’t take any action. You need to formulate a plan to take action steps every day in order to accomplish your goals.
You might want to formulate your plan with a partner, someone you trust to help you when you struggle and to hold you accountable. Getting support may just be the thing that helps you take action. You’ll be well on your way to success with the help of someone you trust!
5. You Will Take The Closer Path To Success
Goals guide you to where you want to be and help you determine what you really want to achieve. Just imagine that “goals” are like your path through a thick forest. Imagine having no trail to guide you when walking through the woods you aren’t familiar with. Chances are, you’ll get lost or worse, you will never find your way out. But with a goal to guide you, you know which road to take and that road leads you to where you need to be.
At any rate, not everyone knows how to set goals. There are 5 reasons why some people fail to achieve their goals. But, once you learn how to overcome these reasons, you should start seeing some amazing results.
It’s Never Too Late To Set Goal
Lastly, goals will motivate you to start working on your future now. It’s never too late to start as long as you know where you are going! So, decide to set some goals today and create an action plan. Find your “Why” so it will be important enough to take the necessary actions each day.
We’re here to support you and lift you up if you need it. I truly believe that once you start setting goals, you’ll wonder why you never tried setting a goal before.