Setting Targets is Important
One of the most frequently asked questions is “What is the importance of setting goals?” Or “Is targeting really necessary?”
Personally, I can attest to its importance in my own professional life and I simply cannot overestimate the fact that it has always been and remains one of the first steps you will take on your journey towards finding your true vocation and unparalleled success.
I think it explains the importance extremely well. But to go deeper into the subject and explain further why I personally believe that setting goals are of paramount importance? When trying to achieve success.
Here are six reasons why it is important to set targets.
1. Goals Give You Focus
Your actions can be disjointed and often frustrating without a target. For instance, a target takes a humming bird’s flight. Which is chaotic and unpredictable and focuses it like a hawk swooping down for his prey. With laser precision, it allows you to zero in on the tasks of each day, weeding out wasted effort and idle movement.
2. Objectives Allow You to Measure Progress
It is only possible to be able to keep track of your progress towards achieving a goal if you set one first. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to measure success and help you stay focused, keep your head held high and your energy up. Often, it will protect you from coming down. Sometimes it’s easy to get frustrated when working for success because you don’t believe you’ve “arrived” yet.
Furthermore, if you measure progress when working towards a specific goal, you will be able to see that although you may not be where you want to go, you have progressed in the right direction and are much better off than you began.
3. Goals Help & Keep You Motivated
Putting off work is easy until tomorrow when there is no goal on the line. Let’s look at the athlete’s life that they’re going to work out every day. Whether they’re feeling good or not, whether they’re sore or not, whether they’re tired or not, whether they’re willing or not because they’re aiming. They have a goal. They’re kept in the gym by their desire to achieve their target when they’d rather skip. Having a goal will keep you motivated in much the same way!
4. Help You to Fight with Procrastination
We all fight from time to time with procrastination, including myself. But when you set specific goals in life for what you want to achieve, it helps you understand that procrastination is dangerous. Time is wasted. You are not getting closer to that goal yet another day.
Consider this quote from Pablo Picasso: “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
5. You’re Getting Even More
If you set a goal and reach that goal, it gives you a taste of victory. You are going to want to taste this again. What does this signify? You are pushing yourself towards the next ladder rung, challenge yourself to move past another ceiling, you are achieving even more. Working towards fulfillment and surprising goals helps you achieve much more than you ever imagined.
6. Goals Help You Determine in Your Life What You Want
The act of setting goals forces you to contemplate what you really want out of your life. What success level do you want to attain and what level of income do you want to have? What is your ease of life like? Your dream home, what? What do you need to fulfill your goals from an income-wise perspective?
Once you set this end goal, then you break down your desires into achievable, measurable goals.
These goals keep you motivated, helping you avoid procrastination and keeping your dreams laser-focused. Therefore, it is the act of setting, achieving and surpassing goals which make it possible to live your best life.