Do you have goals in your life? Professional or personal ones? No? If you want to get to know why setting goals in life is crucial to be successful, let me present you some greatest advantages of having directions in life.
Goals will allow you to visualize what you want to achieve. Let’s face the true: without having goals, you will not have a schedule on the steps you need to take. Having goals makes you to prioritize some of them in order to focus and not get frustrated.
Do not forget to set SMART goals, which means that they need to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time related. For me it’s important to stay realistic and set very specific targets, because otherwise you will not be able to come up with an action plan and thus progress. Work on a pretty detailed plan and stick to it.
Perfectionism can be your enemy: it’s always better to accomplish something rather than have just a perfect plan. Be proud of yourself and reward the milestones you have achieved – each small step matters. It is important to stay honest and confirm if the goals you have set up are really important to and if you are ready to engage to that extend.
Goals show directions in your life and make you feel having control over it. Sometimes by setting goal you may realize that you are no longer keen on doing something and will give up, which is perfectly fine as it will save your time and energy. Consider setting goals for all areas that matter to you – this can be a recipe for enjoying work-life balance.