Have you set your resolutions for the new year? If you haven’t, it’s time to grab a notepad and pencil and write some down. Taking your goals from inside your head to down on paper is an important step in the goal-making process. Physically writing out your goals helps to make them real by fully visualizing them. If you’re someone who normally rolls your eyes at setting resolutions, we’re challenging you to really give a few goals a solid effort this year and see how it goes. Here are some excellent reasons as to why goal setting is truly important for a productive new year.
Goals help give you focus. If you don’t know what you want to achieve, then how are you supposed to go out and take the necessary steps to achieve it? Without focus, everything you do is a waste of talent and energy because it’s not leading you to something that’s ultimately beneficial for your life. Instead, you’re just running yourself around in circles without a purpose. Focus is essential for quality goal setting.
Setting smaller benchmark goals allows you to measure your progress toward your overall goal. It helps in breaking your overarching goal down into bite-sized pieces. That way, you’re less likely to feel overwhelmed and you have a map for how to get everything done. If you feel like your goal is accomplishable instead of overwhelming, you’re more likely to stick to it past the month of January.
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Goals give you motivation. They give you something to jump out of bed for. Without them, we’d all be wandering aimlessly around and nothing productive would ever get done. You should aim to choose goals that you’re eager and excited to work toward. If you hate your goal, you’ll probably procrastinate, and then you won’t achieve it. Try to also set an endpoint for your goal. Don’t think of it as a looming deadline, think of it as the ribbon across the finish line.
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