In my post last sunday, Goals are not enough I talked about writing your goals down in order to refer to them. Today, why setting goals important is a follow up to be used with the video from last week. This process is important for a few reasons.
1. For the sake of clarity. Forcing yourself to jot down what you want helps you to become so much clearer on the direction you want your life to move towards. You have to pick something specific. The process in itself will ease your mind.
2. Will provide the will to keep at it. For me there is no force more motivating than reviewing my goals, daily by looking at where ever I wrote them down. I see what I originally set out to accomplish and think to myself “Am I really taking the steps necessary, right now, to have this.” If not, my goals list serves as a reminder to refocus.
3. Ward off distractions. As you pay more attention to your goals, you will get someone or something that will try to knock you off course. Sometimes the distraction will come in the form of an opportunity. I am not telling you to walk away from opportunities. I am telling you to evaluate everything that comes your way against your written list of goals.
If it does not line up with your purpose, desire, talents then you may have to respectfully pass on it. No matter how good it appears to be. Stay the course.