Goals & Plans ~ Setting Goals is a major key to success
“Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.”
“Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.”.
Goal setting is a process of personal planning. By setting goals on a routine basis we decide what we want to achieve, and then move step-by-step using our plans to achieve our goals. The process of setting goals and targets allows us to choose where we want to go in life. By knowing precisely what we want to achieve, we know what we have to concentrate on to do it. We also know what is merely a distraction
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, we can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals. We can observe progress in what might previously have seemed and endless toil. By setting goals, we will also raise our self-confidence, as we recognize our ability and competence in achieving the goals that we have set. The process of achieving goals and seeing our achievements gives us confidence that we will be able to achieve higher and more difficult goals.