Life goals are something that people set themselves and work hard to achieve. These goals could be something you personally want to achieve in your career, such as working your way up in a company to end up in a well paid job that you are happy in. Life goals can also be personal, where people set themselves the goal of buying a house, getting married and having a family. A further type of goal is an academic one. This could be the wish to gain a college degree or a Masters. Life goals are personal to the individual who sets them; one person might see climbing the career ladder as more important than starting a family and getting married.
There is a debate as to whether people should actually set themselves life goals. Some people may find that the process has a positive effect on them as it provides something to work towards. However how would an individual feel if they didn’t reach their goal? Would it make them feel like a failure, even if they had a number of other achievements under their belt that they never put on their life goal list? This poses the question whether life goals impact a person positively or negatively. Is setting goals a way to motivate a person, or a way to make them feel worthless if the goals are not met?
One problem with life goals is that when unrealistic ones are set, it can lead to self-esteem issues, depression and a feeling of failure. In order to overcome this it is important that realistic and obtainable goals are set. While it is good to dream big, it is necessary to realistically consider exactly how possible the goal will be. For example, saving up for a once in a life time holiday or to go traveling is much more realistic than purchasing a million dollar mansion in Beverly Hills.
There is a difference between goals and pipe dreams, something that many of us forget. A life spent chasing pipe dreams and not focusing on what is actually possible could lead to a lifetime of feeling disappointed and unfulfilled. Life goals should be something that could be on the cards for you when you work hard and study hard.
It has to be said that life goals do give you clarity on your end vision and where you see yourself in the future. Bill Copeland once said, “If you don’t have a goal in life, you are spending your life running around and not achieving anything for yourself”. This basically means that you are busy doing but not working towards anything and building the future the way that you see it and want it. Setting goals helps you to channel your energy and time on the things that are important to you, making you live more consciously.
Setting life goals can be very beneficial to some people and help them to set the future how they want it. Unrealistic life goals however pose a problem. When goals are set that are unobtainable with the amount of time and skill you have then they can leave you feeling worthless. To avoid this people must learn the difference
Setting goals in life is the first step to achieve dreams by doing consistent hard work towards the end point written on the paper. Importance of goal setting is bigger in your life. Goals are the methods to follow to turn your dreams into reality. Your dreams are your imagination. And goals convert your imagination into reality.Its really important and i think Indian Government and education department should think about this to include the Importance of Goal settings in syllabus or topics for every class. It really help in a great way for students when they start becoming professional or when they start building career. So, I want that everyone should know about the importance of goal setting from childhood and you can start teaching to your kids too.
Today you’re reading the best guide on importance of goal setting in our life. I hope and pray to God that all your confusion regarding goal setting will be resolved today. Confusion helps us to learn more. So, it was not bad. It was your first step. And now you’re in the 2nd step of goal setting.
Few examples of goals & dreams that you want to achieve in this year.
Peace of mind, a handsome freelance job, online business, car for family, own house in the city, new skills, marriage with dreams girl, Trip to Hong Kong city with family, new clients, new luxuries etc. are some common dreams and goals. To achieve such goals, we need money. It’s important but not necessary.
Do you want to become Prime Minister? Do you want to become Movie Star? Do you want to become Writer? Do you want to become Teacher? Do you want to become Freelancer?
Don’t forget, what you’re right now! What are the resources you have!
But if I said, No to all above Questions! : – It was most confusing question for me once. What you want to become in life. Yes, seriously. I believe that specialization is very important but not for all. I know that clear vision is important, but not for all. I don’t want to fix myself to one thing, do not fix yourself to one thing in your whole life, enjoy and experience different and every aspect of life. Nothing is permanent. We all have to do hard work, no matter whatever the field.
God give us the things that is important to us to become or became not what we desire. Live the life according to situation. Learn more about the importance of goal setting in our life. If you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or you’re not doing government jobs, I mean entrepreneur, then I think you can agree with me on above paragraphs. All successful people and millionaires – billionaires know about the importance of goal setting in life and career.
What do you want to become in life? – Stop this! Don’t think about this. Stop worrying about thoughtsand focus on your own intuition.
You don’t want to become anything. Do not follow this question or answers. Just let it on God or destiny or on future or on people. If you have the qualities of teacher, you will become by setting goals and consistent efforts. If you have the qualities to do business then do. If you have the qualities or resources or knowledge to be a president or prime minister then start. What are you waiting for! If you believe you can do it.
But if you don’t know what you want to become in life then leave it on God (Nature, People, Destiny, Time, and Future). He will make you. Leave it to God. I know that few people are unable to decide tag line for themselves under their name because they are creative, interested in many things. And this is great! But you do one thing, if you have multiple skills and doing multiple works and I mean wearing many hats of your business. Then add tagline according to the situation and time. For example: if you know “How to design website and you have example of your work” then you’re a web designer. If you’re doing blogging, then you’re a blogger. You can add tagline to your profile according to the client. If client is interested in your writing – then you’re a writer, if they interested in training-then you’re teacher. I know it’s not tough for multi skilled individual and this is possible for freelancers or online business owners.
Conclusion: I only mean that don’t stop worrying about others thought, if you don’t know about “what you want to become in life” just do your work consistently, whatever you do, your future will decide it.
Why do we set goals – Why I set goals?
I personally don’t know what I want to become? What I am! But I know what I have to do and what is important for me my family? And what skills I have that help me to earn money. What knowledge I have that help my country people and world. I use the resources I have right now; I do whatever I see is important to do. What can I do to improve myself to the next level? I only take small steps daily and consistently. One by one! I know I am not on trend and this world do not need anything from me: no tips no suggestions, but I have my experiences, my truth, that I want to share to this world. If they like then it’s great if not then it’s a lesson for me.
I don’t buy anything I don’t need, I use the resources I have, and whenever I need and it is really important and valuable then I go and get! And for all above things that is important to me and my family and country, I set goals every year to achieve my dreams one by one without hurting people. That’s why it is important to set goals to achieve what is important to us!
We can’t achieve anything in this life without discipline. Goals make us committed. Goals make us responsible. And goals help us to know at the end of year what the achievements of this year are, and what we can do more!
How to set goals and achieve them
Normally we can set goals by writing on paper. I use white paper and black pencil to write goals and directions. I like to write on paper quick tings on paper. But I use Microsoft excel worksheet for goal setting. Microsoft Excel worksheet is helpful for financial planning, calculation and to track progress. You can also use sticky notes in windows computers.
Simple Goal Setting Example
1st step: Write what you want to achieve. E.g. I want to earn 1, 00000 per month.
2nd step: Write down what you can do to achieve E. g. video tutorial, Marketing, writing, designing, whatever it is.
3rd step: Select the top earning platform. E.g. Freelancing sites, AdSense, Affiliate, online jobs, and offline part time business etc.
4th step Now calculate in excel, how many clients, logo, sales, links, jobs you need to earn your 100000. Calculate cost, time.
5th step Fix time to track progress, and update your goals setting process according to the situation and demand.
May be the above 5 steps are not understandable to you because it is based on my experiences and research or ideas. The best formula to achieve goals is set by you only. You can see examples on Google, you can learn about it. But the achievable and easy process you know better than anyone else. Only your own formula is executable to you!
If you’re confused how to write then you can search on Google for goal settings template and tools. There are thousands of pre-made free goal setting templates on internet. Thanks for technologies that hundreds of goals setting apps now you can use on your Android, iPhone and on windows mobile phone. Some of goal settings tools are free. I suggest just try to free tools first, but if you have money to spend on paid goal setting tools for personal development. Then please search and buy carefully.
The most important thing to set in your goals is “what is most important thing to you to achieve this year.” What are the values you’re getting from your goal? What are the results that motivate you to achieving this goal?
Here are my tips about on how to set goals and how not to set goals?
Tips for setting goals in life
Do not set goals that are not reachable right now:- Set goals that are practical, measurable and achievable. E.g. If you’re earning or your salary is 20,000 right now, then it is possible that you can double or triple your income in next year, by increment, part time job, growth in business and this is possible. And if you’re setting goals to jump from 10,000 to 5 lac in this year mean in 365 days. Still, it is possible, if you know how to do it. But if you don’t know how to do it and you’re searching on Google, and learning about how to earn 1, 00,000 in one month without doing hard work then it is just a waste of time. I know nothing is impossible, but first do possible things then do impossible ones!
Do not set goals basis on desires:-Set goals on the basis of priorities and importance. E.g. what is most important goal to you and for family this year? E.g. If you’re living on rented house, your goals should be to buy new house not to become chief minister because not all are Arvind Kejrival. They are doing their duty. And it is really important to you that you know what duty is. I don’t mean that you’re not eligible; I just mean set the goals that are most important to you to achieve this year.
Do not set goal to impress others:- Do goal setting on the basis of what is important to you and not to impress others. I mean people set goals in the beginning of the every year or in the middle to start show off to their families and friends. But they will be impressed after seeing your achievements not by your written paper.
Yes, you can talk to your families that you have few goals and you can discuss. But negative point is that if they see something that you can’t do, and then it is not good for your positiveness towards your goals. According to my experiences, I recommended that you do not share your goals to anyone, it is not important. Only your achievements are important for your family and friends.
Do not set goals, only because goal setting is a tradition that is important to follow: If you are not ready to do it, or you don’t have time to think about yourself and family. If you think it is just a New Year tradition: Then don’t do it. Yes, goal setting is a tradition that we follow every year and New Year is the best time to set goals. And it is really important to set goals at beginning of each year. But don’t worry, you can set goals in middle of the year also, or you can set goals anytime and in any month. But as you know New Year brings to you new hopes so set goals once again. Do the hard work once again. Live your dreams once again. Smile once again. Believe in yourself once again. And take actions.
Do not set goal’s execution process complicated: – If the execution process and practices to achieve goals is complicated then chances are you can leave it soon. So, try to make goals in small steps, e.g. check points. If you’re setting goals for New Year then try below formula. Example of goal setting: If your goal is to have fluency in English and you want it before the end of year. Then I think it is required to have knowledge of English words, sentences, writing, listening, speaking etc.
Here is example of goal setting activities
So set goals for first month:
January: your first month goal is to learn more English words with correct spellings and writing practices.
Now set goals for daily: Time: 1 hour
Day 1- 1 Hour: Practice 10 words
So, in the end of each day, you know 10 words with correct spellings which you can write and speak.
At the end of month: You know 300 words
This is just example but it is easy, no rush!
Set goals now for February according to your comfort.
February: Your 2nd month goal is to learn about sentences. Time: 1:30 hours daily
Day 1: 30 minutes – English Words practices
1 hour –One sentence (know past tense)
Do this for other month!
I am not an English expert but you can read mycreative tips to learn English language without any paid course. So, above is just example:
Conclusion: I just want that create the easy process to follow. Do small things daily and consistently to achieve big goals. Cut the big goals in small goals, and small goals in small steps. But most importantly write everything clearly; collect every small or big detail that is important to achieve your goals. You know that it is easy to achieve dreams if we know how we can do that by setting goals. Remember another thing, that you keep checking and testing or updating your goals according to situation and trends.
I think you know about what is Goal setting? If not then learn with following example
Goal setting is a systematic method created by you for yourself to achieve what is important for you and your family in this life. Don’t try to achieve everything in first month after setting goals. I explained this above but another example of goal setting: If you’re on point A in your life in this year, and you want to go on point Z, because it’s really important to you. And then your next step should be B, then C and so on……………………. Z.
So, your big goal is Z, but your small goal is B. And the process of between A to B is need simple and clear. Write down every detail that is important to go from point A to B. whatever your goals, set it clear, see it often, and follow every step to achieve your goals and dreams.
Gals are often set by companies and business for their employees and team. It is also important in sports. Also goals are so much important for teens. Even entrepreneurs, freelancer often follow the goals and achieve the important results they dreamed. Setting goals in career in business is so much important for personal and business development. The benefits is depend on how disciplined you’re to make your dreams come true.
Setting goals in life have thousands of benefits in present time and future. The number one benefits is the we can achieve dreams. Here the 10 Benefits of setting goals in life.
Conclusion: Everything is possible. So, do the possible things with positive efforts. Set your goals measurable, track and analyze the results and efforts you’re doing. Consistent hard work will take us to new heights in life.
I hope that you can understand now, what the importance of goal setting in our life. So, start setting goals for your personal development, social development, professional development and business development in this year.
Work hard for your own goals by providing values to others life in this Year.
All the Best! And if you any question regarding this? Please ask me!
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