6 Reasons Why You Need to Set Goals


One most important question participants do ask during my goal setting classes is why goals setting are necessary. In a very short form instead of giving a direct answer to that question, I always challenge them;

“Why not give it a try and see the difference. I mean, spent an hour or more to think about what you want, how to achieve it, what you need to achieve it, when can you achieve it and write it down, then follow up and ask me the same question or feedback in about six months.”

In all cases, the testimonies are always amazing.

I can personally attest to its importance in my own professional life, and I simply cannot overstate the fact that it always has been and remains one of the first steps you will take in your journey toward finding your true calling and achieve your heart desire.

To quote another expert on the subject; philanthropist, and author; Tony Robbins says,

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

I like that, don’t you? I think it explains the importance extremely well, but to delve deeper into the topic and further explain the reason why I believe goal setting to be of paramount importance when attempting to achieve success.


Here are six more reasons why you need to always set goals.


1.    Preparation/Evaluation

One must important I am sure you may be familiar with is “If you fail to prepare (plan), you preparing (planning) to fail” by Benjamin Franklin.


Not only goals setting prepare you for what you desire to achieve but also through that process, you will be able to evaluate yourself without being assessed by anyone.


By evaluating yourself you will be able to know if you have it takes to achieve your goals of not. And if you don’t have it, you start thinking of how to achieve it.


Abraham Lincoln says; “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”


2.    Motivation/Inspiration

It is one thing to want something; it takes another thing to achieve it. It’s not strange to get discouraged along the way, but with goals handy, you sure know what the end of your effort is going to be, given you the strength to beat procrastination and find a way to overcome challenges.


One more thing, goals setting inspire you when you are reading it to yourself daily. You will discover the possibilities of achieving it.


3.    Focus/Resources Management

Roy T. Bennett hit it the right way, “What you stay focused on will grow.”


If you want to achieve your heart desire so fast, you have to focus on one thing at a time.


With your limited resources, the only strategy that will yield result faster is to focus rather than diversify.


Without a goal, your efforts can become disjointed and often confusing, if you want to avoid distraction in life, set goals.


4.    Confident, Fulfillment and Purposeful

You need the self-confidence to take action that will yield massively and that starts with living a purposeful life.


It is natural to feel purposeful when you set goals. As you progress towards achieving your goals, it is also natural to feel fulfilled. That way, nothing matters to you than the goals and that breed self-confident.


5.    Attraction

The law of attraction work wonders but impossible without being specific. 


It is impossible to attract what you don’t know or not sure of. Let me ask you, what do you want, attraction or distraction?


Unfortunately, the law of attraction cannot differentiate between negative or positive, it is your job.


If you want to block negativity and attract the best, set goals.


6.    Happiness

Natural occurrences that bring dissatisfaction to our life are occasional, the rest are attracted because we don’t even know what we want.


Evaluation, motivation, focus, confidence, and attraction, this entire are features of goals setting, and so it is of happiness.


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