Why Set Goals?
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Why You Should Define Your Goals

“What do you want to achieve in life?” 

“How do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 30 years?”

If you have a clear picture in your head about how you want your future to look, you are already ahead. Most of us don’t even have a concrete game plan for the next week, or even the next day. We have vague goals in our head. 

“I want to be happy.”

“I want to be successful.”

Knowing this is not enough. Clearly defining our goals can be one of the biggest steps we can take to move forward and get closer to our dream life. Defining our goals, really listing and taking time to ask ourselves where we want to be is like building a road map. Writing these goals down activates a part of our brain that helps us associate things with each other. If we know what we want, we can identify opportunities in front of us and take leaps in accordance with these goals. Collapsing time becomes easier. 

1. Focus is achieved.

Strategically looking at it, knowing your goals can help you identify the actions you have to take to get there. It gives you laser focus on where you actually want to go. This weeds out the unessential. You begin to identify which actions will contribute to the goal you want to achieve. Setting plans becomes easier and actions you have to take gets defined.

2. Progress becomes measurable

Having specific goals gives you an idea on how far you have come and how much you have done. It makes you realize that everything you do actually adds up. This is vital especially in the long run, when you start to feel confused about where you are in versus where you want to be. 

3. It gives you motivation and a sense of purpose

When the going gets hard, remembering your goals will ignite the fire in you. Just clearly picturing your desired outcome and the reality you wish to create will remind you why you’re doing what you’re doing.  

4. You get to these goals faster. You achieve more.

Just knowing where you want to go already gets you started in the game. With achievement of focus, tracking of progress and motivation all coupled up with the aligned action you do for your goals, you are able to get there easier versus when you feel lost and confused about where exactly you are heading! Moreover, once you get a taste of an achieved goal, you will take pride of the feeling and push yourself even more! 

Basically, these goals that we set becomes a map that serves as a guiding light even when the way gets rough. It always pays off to be reminded of what we want to achieve. Write your goals down, girl!

Hope this inspired you!

Love and light,

Kath

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