Set A Goal – Give Direction To Your Life

Set a Goal, Life

We all want to be successful, famous and wealthy in life. Set a goal in life, for goals provide us with a focus for our life. When we set a goal, we create a long-term vision which gives us a sense of purpose in life.

We all dream big—bigger than what could be possibly achieved—still less than 1% are able to fulfill their dreams and succeed. So which lot do you belong to? The 1% achievers or the 99% dreamers? If you say the first 1% then you know your mantra of success: Set a goal.

But if you are part of 99% and want to succeed, then you need to hear that mantra and make it your own. I have unleashed it. Now you need to promise yourself to try to understand it, absorb it and then follow it.

The majority of us dream big but never set a direction or a line of action. That’s actually the main hurdle. We get influenced by others and start following them mindlessly without realizing whether that direction or path is meant for us. Stop following others immediately and search for your own path that can lead you to triumph.

The first and the most crucial step for identifying and walking on this path is to set a goal. Without defining a concrete, clear goal you can’t reach anywhere predictably.

If you want to be happy, set a goal, that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes ~ Andrew Carnegie (Tweet this)

Taken literally, a goal means an objective or a target and since you don’t know what your target is, obviously you don’t know the route to reach your end point. Set a goal in life as this is a formal process for personal planning. Your goals help you work in a systematic manner.

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life ~ Les Brown (Tweet this)

Set a goal to mark your finish line

As I said earlier you can win your race only when you know where to reach. Michael Phelps, the swimming champion, could be declared a winner only when an end-point was defined. Because this end-point is a common goal for all the swimmers it also acts as the comparison point for everyone as well.

Even then only one of those reaching the end point can be called the winner. Now what is the difference? The difference was in the definition of the goal each swimmer had set in his/her view.

Goals vary, even in the same race

One swimmer wants to win a medal, another wants the gold. Maybe another one wants to save his/her title of being a champion. Perhaps another’s goal is to break the record. Now you can see the goals are changing even though they all are competing in same race. The competition and the swimming distance remain the same yet their individual goals are changing, hence their results are all different.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this)

Begin walking even if it’s a small distance

You don’t need to have bigger goals to begin with. Defining huge goals and then not achieving them is a big demotivator. But in reality the problem was setting the wrong goal. You can correct yourself by setting small goals, achieving them, gaining confidence and moving on to the next bigger one.

When you set a goal too high, you might find it too overwhelming and time-consuming and just give up, or make another one, just as big. Hence correct your mistake and go for small steps to attain the biggest.

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal ~ By Elbert Hubbard. (Tweet this)

Conclusion – Set a Goal

A goal makes you disciplined. Make sure the goal you are working for is something you really want, not just something that sounds good. Reviewing your goals daily is a crucial part of your success and must become part of your routine.

Read more about Goals at – Personal Goals in Life and How do You Prioritize Your Goals in Life?

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About the Author

Vandana is a Personality Enhancement Trainer associated with various Corporate and Management Colleges.

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