“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot
Why set goals for yourself when you can live without goals? Do unexpected moments and spontaneous decisions add color to every day? These questions may cross your mind when asked about your future plans, and I won’t tell you that it’s wrong to think so. However, you can’t deny that sometimes on your way to this life, you may get lost and struggle to find your way back. Now, this is where goal setting comes into play.
Why it is important to set goals for yourself:
1. You Have Control Over Your Life
As absurd as it sounds, having a goal doesn’t actually limit you, it gives you more control over your life. Why? Because it guides you and helps you choose which path to follow and which to abandon. This way, you will have a clearer picture of your life goals, which will give you more time to plan and prepare for what you really need in the future you choose.
2. You Will Know What To Prioritize
Your goals help you filter out the most important things to do right now from the things that will just waste your time. This will save you from wasting all your time and energy on things that ultimately feel insignificant. With clear goals, you know which ones are worth your precious time.
3. You will be more likely to make better decisions
Once you’ve set your goals, it’s likely to help you identify the right options based on a long-term view of your goals. You can always go back to your goals—why you have them—and make a decision in that situation.
4. You are more likely to stop procrastinating
Since you know what to focus on and have set your priorities, it certainly doesn’t give you time to daydream, just procrastinate. You will have to be busy to make your dreams come true.
5. You will be on your way to success
Goals will get you where you want to be and help you define what you really want to achieve. Think of the “goal” as your path through a dense forest. Imagine walking through unknown forests with no paths to guide you. Chances are you’ll get lost, or worse, never find your way out. But with a purpose to guide you, you know which path to take, and that path will take you where you need to go.
I hope you realize why it is important to set goals for yourself now.
Finally, goals encourage you to start working on your future now. It’s never too late to start, as long as you know where you’re going.
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