Why You Need To Start Setting Goals Today – Goal Setting Series

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I want to believe that you are working on yourself and on some important projects that you really care about. But how often do you set your goals and how often do you review your list of tasks, to be sure that you are on course and that you are not wasting your time?Claim Your Content Creation Checklist.


If any of the above sounds valuable to you then welcome to our monthly discussion on how to improve ourselves through the power of Goal setting. This is our main topic for this whole month, so get ready to improve yourself as we go along.

If this is your first article in this series, please make sure you see the rest, so you can get the full detail of our discussion this month.

Time Is Limited, Be Specific On What You Want

If you are like many, at the beginning of this year, you probably said to yourself or to your friends that you want to change something about your life or your income. Perhaps, you wanted to start a business for yourself and do what you really love. But this is December, the last month of the year, you still haven’t started and the excuses as to why you didn’t are many and probably even convincing to you.

Remember this: you don’t really need excuses, no matter how beautiful they might appear to you. You need results and good results will make you feel better about yourself so you can keep building the kind of life you want to live. And this only happens when you are specific on what you want, where you want to go, and have mapped out your plan, your daily plans, your monthly and your yearly plans on how to get there. This is the power of goal setting and the benefits will surprise you.

Among many rewards, goal setting will help you to activate a new frame of mindset, guide your focus, and help you sustain the much-needed momentum to achieve your objectives. And this is true whether you are an employee, working some for someone or working for yourself. Even if it’s simply to improve yourself personally, both in your private and professional life, you will find a lot of value in learning how to set goals. Start setting goals today and you will never regret it.

Importance of Goal Setting For Students

A group of people who really should be setting goals like no others is students of all levels. This is for the fact that goal setting does the real magic for students, both as groups and at the level of their individual academic achievements.

Goal setting for students, according to the US Army and Navy Academy, is fundamental to long-term success. It helps students to focus upon the journey to a collection of set achievements, meaning they allocate their resources and time more efficiently and can access motivation during times when they may feel like giving up.

Of course, you do not need to be a student of the American Army and Navy Academy to understand the importance of setting goals for your academic career. You can be a student at the university, in secondary or primary school, goal-setting will always work the same magic for you.

This is precisely so because, from your academic perspective, goal setting will improve your performance, by ensuring that you remain accountable for your own failures and successes. And this understanding will propel you to overcome the obstacles on your way.

As a student, you have a lot to benefit from by learning how to set goals and working hard to achieve them. I mean, every time you succeed in your goal, whether it is having a good grade or moving from a lower class to a higher class, you will feel a high sense of success and confidence in yourself. And as a student, you need that awesome feeling. So, start setting goals for what you intend to achieve in your academic life today.

Goals Help You Track Your Progress

Now, whether you are a student, an employee or you are working for yourself, being able to keep track of your progress is extremely important. And this is only possible for you if you set goals, like deciding where you want to go and setting out the plan to get there.

Being able to measure your progress is highly gratifying and it equally helps you to maintain focus. You see, maintaining focus is not a very simple thing to do for most people, especially when there is no object of focus. This is why having a target in front of you is so essential, particularly nowadays with a lot of distractions everywhere.

Things are not always going to be a smooth ride for you. It’s the same for everyone. Life is cyclic, it’s up and down and this is true whether or not you set goals. The difference, however, is that, with a goal, a clear description of where you want to go and how you want to get there, you are able to measure your progress and see yourself moving towards that destination. And this is both rewarding and encouraging for you to carry on. It helps you to remain on track without giving in to procrastination and discouragements.

Do you want to remain on track, concentrating your energy to realize the desire of your heart? I bet you want to do that. So, learn how to start setting goals today and right away.

This article has been about Why You Need to Start Setting Goals Today and I hope you have gotten some value from it. In our next article, we will talk about How to Set Effective Goals. Make sure you check it out.

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Obehi Ewanfoh

Hi! I’m Obehi Ewanfoh. I’m a full-time content creator in Verona, Italy. I am the host and creator of Obehi Podcast, African Docs Project, AClasses Media, and some helpful niche websites. We help content creators from creation, promotion to the Monetization of their content