I have a lot of goals in my life. Some are related to being a virtual assistant others are related to this blog and still others are in my personal life. I am a very goal orientated person. Not everyone is this way, and for a while, I wasn’t either. Having dreams and plans doesn’t mean they are going to be accomplished; I realized that I needed goals in place to help me stay on the path to all I wanted to do. Not everyone has gotten to the point where they realize they need to make real and actionable goals. Here are a few reasons why you should.
Goals Give You Direction
I know that when I think of all the things I want to get done in my life I go into panic mode. There are so many things I would like to accomplish and simply not enough time to get them done, at least not all at once. Setting up specific and actionable goals for yourself fights this feeling of panic. You have a list of the goals you want to concentrate on and, hopefully, a plan to get them done.
Helps You Plan
By writing down the goals you want to concentrate on, you are creating a plan. It may be as simple as when you feel like working on one of them, you do. It could also be as complicated as writing very specific steps to accomplishing those goals. It doesn’t matter which end of this spectrum you fall closest to, it matters that you can see the end goal and you work towards it. It’s one of the great things about creating goals and accomplishing them.
Moves You to a Better Life
Goals often start out as dreams. They can be little or large, but they are something you want to accomplish to make your life better. This is a huge motivator and can push you to devote more time to the goals that are most important in this stage of your life.
Shows You What is Important
The best thing that goal setting can do is show you the most important things in your life. By sifting through all the things you want to be doing and picking just a few to work on at the moment, you are showing yourself what is truly a priority in your life. I know that is something that always makes me feel better.
Achieving a lot of the things you want in life is completely possible. I won’t lie and say that I don’t have days where I feel crushed by the huge number goals I have, but I do feel more grounded when I can look at my goals and know which ones I’m concentrating on. Take some time today to think of what’s attainable for you now and what you want to work towards.