Deciding to set goals is one of the most important things you can do to improve your life. However, nearly 98% of people take the time to set clear goals for themselves in their life. It’s essential for you to think about where you want to be, whether it’s in one month, one year, or one decade from today.
Taking the time to identify where you want to be is the best way to make sure you are going in the right direction and help you avoid pursuing goals that don’t excite you.
Those who don’t set goals for their life may not believe that they have any control over their lives, leading them to wander through life heavily influenced by the people and circumstances that surround them. They give their power over to the environment rather than using it to create the experiences they genuinely desire. This results in them achieving less than if they would have taken the time to set specific goals and plan their lives.
However, it is important to remember that merely having goals isn’t enough. Something that can be just as bad as not having any goals in life have unclear goals that are not aligned with what you want out of your life. Unfortunately, many of the people who take the time to set goals, spend years in single-minded pursuit of a single goal, only to achieve it with the sudden realization that it doesn’t want what they genuinely wanted.
Setting specific goals is one of the best decisions you can make in your life. Learning to set the right goals will allow you to tap into your intrinsic motivation, live autonomy, mastery, or purpose, and put you on the right path for uncovering your hidden potential.