The Pros and Cons of Goal Setting

No matter what age you are, or what stage of life you find yourself in, you need goals! Just in case you do not think that you need to set goals… run through this list and see how many of them apply to you.

– Even tho you are busy, you accomplish little

– You have little passion for what you do, nothing excites you anymore

– You spread out your work to fill your day

– You know you are not reaching your potential in life

– You wonder what the future holds for you

– You are waiting for someone else to make you successful

– Life seems boring to you

This lists seems like the list of somebody with a pretty miserable life! Let me show you how setting goals could change this for this person.

1. Direction

Goals provide you with direction. You know what you are aiming for. You know when you have to have it done by. You are investing your time wisely and for a purpose.

2. Control

You take control of your life. Your life is not controlled by situations, but by what you want to achieve.

3. Motivation and Energy

Goals motivate you because you know the end result and you want to achieve it. When you get momentum going, you gain more energy too!

4. Better Decisions

When you have a specific direction for your life, you make better decisions because you know what you want and what you do not want in your life.

Decide today that you will not waste another year by being busy but not actually achieving anything. Begin to look at your life, assess the areas you want to change and then start to make small goals that you can achieve to get the ball rolling!