The Importance of Goals in Life
Many motivational speakers, business gurus, and parents if you are lucky, talk about the importance of having and setting goals in life. I personally ignored goal setting for a long period of my life. And the goals I did have later in life I didn’t even bother to write down. It’s interesting that as human beings we don’t do the things we know is important to our health, wealth, and life.
I’m guilty of it myself. For the last six months I haven’t written a goal or even looked at my old written goals. Gee, I wonder why I haven’t made the progress in my business and my personal life that I would like recently.
For those of you who doubt the importance of goals, I recommend you look at it from a different perspective. You are going on vacation and your car is packed and the gas tank is full. The problem is you don’t know where you want to go. Maybe you have an idea on where you want to go but you didn’t bother to pick up a map. Yeah you might get there but odds are you are going to have a challenging time doing it.
Of course there is the other side of that coin. You plan your vacation in an advance, print maps and even book hotels and events. My wife falls into this category. However, you give little to no thought about what you want to achieve in your life.
Specific written goals provide the road map to success for your life. They give you a focus and a direction to put your effort and energy behind. Now, instead of driving around lost and confused in life, you have a destination and a map on how to get there.
People ask me all the time about my success as a real estate investor. How did you do it? I’ve had many answers as I have progressed in my real estate investment career and it amuses me how much simpler my answer becomes as I become more experienced.
My success or lack of success has always been tied to specific written goals that are reviewed daily with some form of accountability. You can track my successes and failures by how closely I did the above.
If you are struggling to get started or maybe have hit a plateau or worse, you are in the bottom of the canyon and you have to climb your way out… maybe it is time to put some goals to paper. I promise you won’t regret it.
For help on getting started I have included a link to an article written by Tony Robbins on Goal Setting.
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