It’s easy to presume that every human being’s primary business is to set and achieve some particular goals in life. A school-going kid’s likeliest goal could be to pass in an exam and eventually pursue a fulfilling career, while an adult could be praying for money, healthy life and so forth. And all these are perfectly normal since anyone without a goal is like running a race with no finish line.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”Henry David Thoreau
Why Set Goals
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”Orison Swett Marden
When we set goals based on a long-term vision and short-term motivation and thereafter stick to them to the very end, we succeed.
However, not every goal is readily achievable or is worth prioritizing on and later pursuing. That’s why how great you set your goals will determine if your success will remain a dream or it will be realized.
Goals also improve one’s focus and determinationWhen setting a goal, Belief (or having unwavering faith in the process) is a very critical first step. Without it, you won’t be able to see off the goals and even actualize them. In fact, belief breeds all the other virtues needed, including commitment, accountability, and focus.Taking about focus in goal setting, this virtue is the very vital thing that holds the process up to fruition together. With a firm goal and the willpower to achieve it, the focus will ensure you maintain the right and typical behavior that would transform the purpose from when it’s still a mere dream to when it is finally actualized.
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”Bill Copeland
So, success, in the long run, becomes a reality depending on your goals as well as the momentum, self-mastery and, of course, the focus you maintain. Self-mastery will build the character that will, in turn, support your journey, while momentum will help keep you on the path to winning. When all’s said and done, goals are, without a doubt, your first step into success.
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