Among other benefits that we shall explore in the following section, smart goal setting can help you lead a positive and fulfilling life.
The famous motivational speaker Jim Rohn stated that "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you?" Not much (http://thinkexist.com/quotation/if_you_don-t_design_your_own_life_plan-chances/295557.html).
Goal setting first and foremost gives you a sense of direction in life. Without goals, you go from day to day letting others steer your ship, rather than setting your own direction.
Everyone has some passion, some desire, or something they want to do that brings joy to them. Often these passions and desires remain unexpressed because people feel they are too busy to pursue what they really want.
If goals are set correctly and with the right process, they can provide you a sense of direction and purpose in life.
Reinforcing what we learned in the first lesson, goal setting results in effective time management. Without personal and professional goals, people often waste time pursuing activities that are not aligned with their success and happiness.
Those who don't set goals often don't even realize how they spend their time. They go to work, react to everything that comes their way and they feel busy, but that is not the same thing as being productive.
Setting goals allows you to:
Setting personal goals in life also helps you make the most efficient use of the time you have each day outside of work.
Nothing feels as good as success. We all have a natural aspiration to feel successful. Success:
Goal setting involves breaking up big, impossible looking goals into small incremental goals. When you accomplish a small goal, you feel successful, which makes you more inclined to pursue your next goal.
Goal setting helps you look forward with expectation. No matter what your goals are - personal or professional, they help you look beyond the challenges and hurdles that inevitably come in everyone's life.
Goal setting can help you obtain the personal and professional growth you strive for by: