Goal Setting - Why is Goal Setting So Important?

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There have been many people over the years that swear by setting goals and they do it on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily basis.
Do they achieve each goal they set just because they set their goal? Are they more successful than someone that does not set goals? Why is goal setting so important and how can it be done effectively? Here are the answers and more.
First, you have to understand that just because someone sets a goal does not mean they will achieve it.
However, because they set the goal there is a better chance that they will achieve it and there is a better chance that if they do not achieve it, they will still do better than they would have without the goal.
Goals are one of the most important things to have in life, but you have to be reasonable.
If you are in sales or do anything of that nature, then you know all about goals.
They can be very demanding on your time, your efforts, and your brain.
This is good, though.
As human beings we may not like to be challenged, but when we are challenged we thrive and we find out who we really are.
If you set a goal for yourself and you have the determination to chase after the goal, then you will probably get that goal sooner or later.
Second, you have to know how to properly set goals so that you can achieve them.
When you do not achieve a goal or even get close to it, then you will lose some of your drive and some of your self confidence.
This is not good.
It is best to set reasonable goals that are not too low that they do not challenge you, but not so high that they are impossible to reach.
Start off small and work your way up.
Last, break your goals down.
Set a goal for the year, then break it down into quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily goals.
It can be very helpful when setting goals that you add some smaller goals that are easy to achieve on a daily and weekly basis.
That way when you get to cross them off you can see your progress and know that you are getting much closer to your ultimate goals for the week and year.
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