Why setting goals important

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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.Β  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.


  1. Hey Hill πŸ˜‰
    I could’t agree more with Your words!
    Setting goals is crucial part of my life as it motivates me to keep going forward, not giving up and get closer and closer to those goals with each day!

    Every day in my head I dream about me achieving my goals and being happy. It gives me so much positive vibes, motivation and makes me believe in my self!

    Of course achieving goals it’s not always a sweet & easy road in life, in fact it’s the complete opposite- it’s very difficult. There will be lots of bumbs on your road, lots of ups & downs but thats what makes life so intriguing and rewarding! The feeling of happiness & success is what a person should strive for in life πŸ˜‰ And never forget to help people around You! Make them rise to the top right with You, together πŸ˜‰ Life is all about sharing & caring πŸ˜‰ Thank You for reminding me of why is it so important to have goals set in life πŸ˜‰
    Have a nice day & best of luck to You Sir ! πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Evald,

      Yes, there are many obstacles, sometimes your mindset is the biggest hurdle. But it becomes easier when you train your mind. I like your point on helping others too. The next generation will always need mentors. It’s part of our duty to give back.


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