Why do we need to set goals?
When you write your goals down, do you re-assess your list?
There are many benefits and advantages attached to setting goals to working towards achieving them.
Here are some of these benefits:
Goal Setting gives you a sense of focus
Goals help you stay on track and focus on your plan for the future. If you set a goal to complete a task by a certain date, goal setting helps you align focus with behavior so you make measurable progress. Goals allow you to recognize when you’re off track. Without a goal, your efforts can become disconnected and often confusing.
Goals Setting Is a great way to measure progress
By stating goals clearly, you are one step closer to achieving them. Being able to keep track of your progress toward achieving a goal is only possible if you set one in the first place. On a daily basis, concentrate your measurements on the progress you have made.
Goals give you direction
Goal setting gives you a sense of direction. When you’ve got clearly set and well-defined goals, they make decision making easy. Without having any goals, you will keep wondering how you are supposed to end the week producing and could start doubting yourself. Without goals, you will feel like exerting energy to something that has no ending or destination. You don’t need to expend any mental energy thinking about certain courses of action because they don’t fit your goals.
Goals creates accountability
Goals keep you informed of what’s expected of you and help you trace how to accomplish them. Setting goals can solve the issue of lack of accountability when lack of clarity is the problem. Rather than just talk, you are now obligated to act.
Goal setting helps to counter procrastination
Some of the ways in which you can counter procrastination is goal setting. Procrastination is something we all battle from time-to-time. However, if you set SMART goals, specific goals for what you want to achieve, it helps you understand that procrastination is dangerous.
By setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T) goals, you are assured of quantifiable results and maximum productivity this week.