Quote of the Day
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Having a goal and writing it down gives you a target. You should have short term and long term goals for the 2017. Set the long term goal first and then start knocking out your short term goals along the way.
7 Benefits of Setting Goals
I found this great list on relaxfocusenjoy.com. It really sums up why we all need to set goals and write them down.
1. Create A Sense of Purpose
Everyone needs a sense of purpose in their lives. And setting goals is a great way to identify your purpose. As the saying goes, if you don’t know where you’re going, then you’ll end up somewhere else.
2. Control Your Future
Without goals, your life can feel like a boat that’s floating aimlessly down a river. You don’t know where you’re going. Setting goals, is like getting paddles for your boat. You now have some control over which way you go and how you get there.
3. Focus On What’s Important
When people don’t set clear goals, they often feel overwhelmed. There always seems to be too much to do and not enough time. When you set goals, you start to focus on what’s really important in your life and everything else starts to become less important.
4. Increase Your Motivation
When you write down goals, they start to feel real. And over time you’ll start to believe that you can accomplish those goals. This will fuel your desire, passion and motivation to achieve your goals.
5. Get Faster Results
Once you have clear written goals, your mind starts to focus more on how to achieve those goals. Instead of just hoping that you’ll do something someday, you start to take daily progress towards your goals. Even the smallest actions on a daily basis, add up to big results over a year.
6. Make Better Use Of Time
Without clear goals, it’s often very difficult to manage your time and juggle competing priorities. But when you write down your goals, you start to prioritize working on your goals above other activities such as watching television.
7. Be More Positive
Having compelling goals also makes you more positive. You have a sense of purpose, you’re controlling your future, you’re focusing on what’s important, you’re more motivated, you’re starting to see results and you’re making better use of your time. All those things add up and help to build a more positive attitude which drives even more success.
Now, break out a pen and paper if you want to do it old school, or get to crackin’ on the computer and start writing out what you want to accomplish in 2017. Remember our word from yesterday as you make your list, and it will help keep you focused and on track.