It is very important to set up goals in life. By setting up goals, you can systematically plan your future, and avail a definite direction in which you can proceed ahead to fulfill your objectives. Many a times, individuals plan what they desire to seek from life and over the years realize they are nowhere near in achieving what they set out for. So it is not just a question of setting up proper goals in life, but carefully organizing the way and manner in which one can achieve those goals. There are several methods by which you can successfully seek the objectives in your life. One of the most effective methods is to write down your goals. There are several advantages in doing this.
• You are forced to specify what you really need or want out of life. When you write down your goals, you exactly state and define your particular objectives. There are no “ifs” and “buts”, just a statement describing your goal in totality. When you define your goal, you automatically start thinking about ways and means of achieving it. It gives you a specific direction in which to proceed ahead.
• You get the motivation to move ahead in life and take action. Once you have a definite goal, and a direction in which you can move ahead to achieve that goal, the most logical thing to do next is to take action and start proceeding ahead in the path towards your goal. It is important to do some activity, or take some action, since you achieve nothing by remaining stagnant. Moreover, as you start moving ahead, you see yourself nearing your goal, which provides the motivation needed to move forward. You start thinking about the benefits of achieving your goal.
• You can overcome your difficulties and undue resistance faced in life. Every planned or targeted activity invites a certain degree of resistance, or problems, while homing in towards your target or goal. If you have a goal, your concentration is focused solely upon the process of achieving it, and so you don’t see or experience the difficulties along the way. The more concentrated you are upon your objective, the lesser extent of problems you are likely to face as you move forward.
• You can monitor your success. Achieving goals is not an easy task, and it takes time. Individuals often lose faith in the process, or become disheartened when they see time pass by and realize they have still not achieved their goals. Monitoring your progress motivates you to move ahead and avoid the frustrations. Once you see yourself gradually nearing your objective, you remain assured that the goal is well within sight, and with a little bit of time and effort you can achieve it.
Writing down your goals does not take much time, and you are sure to succeed. However, don’t get carried away with the entire activity. You need to strike the perfect balance in order to be successful.Image Courtesy : 0008015240N© photl.com