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Why Should You Set Goals? (Part 1 of 2)
The right discipline is necessary
However, goal setting is not enough, as this should be accompanied by a positive outlook and self-discipline. A person may have a blueprint of where he wants to go. But if he does not have the necessary discipline to carry out the plan, then nothing will come out of it.
To be successful in goal setting, the goals that one has set for himself should be realistic. Goals needs to be based on his capabilities. Goals are selected and with important external factors.
Being too ambitious in setting up goals can make the goals unrealistic and difficult to achieve. However, do not also set goals that are too low because this might discourage one’s vision instead of achieving it.
It is also necessary that the person setting the blueprint for his direction should also include a time frame. Timeline within which the goal will be achieved is very important. This way, he is able to determine if he has to fast track his strategies or slow down a bit.
Goal setting will also help a person check if he is performing within his plans. Or if he is doing things towards the achievement of his plans.
Once you have achieved something, even a little of what you hoped to achieve. Then you should always give yourself a pat in the back to keep you motivated. But do not be too complacent with any little achievement, as this may cause you to backslide.
Setting goals can be used in any aspect of one’s life. From one’s personal or family life, to his career and finances. Goal setting can be as simple as setting a target weight when you wish to lose pounds or something big, like earning your first million.
When setting goals, it is always important to set standards that would suit your present situation, your capabilities, and other factors that may influence the achievement of your goal.
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