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Lessons in Setting Goals

Mar 21, 2008
Setting goals does not necessarily need to be difficult. Just like any other skills, you can also learn this very important process. By immersing yourself in your dreams and in your visions for yourself, you can easily identify the goals that could make your dreams real. What you need is creativity, imagination, and a willingness to look deep into yourself for the things that you really want to accomplish.

In the first place, why do you need to set goals? Goals can help you break down a very abstract and broad vision into concrete steps that you can take towards your vision. With your goals in place, you can take off your eyes from the daunting task of bringing your dreams to fruition in one goal. What happens is that you transfer your focus on the goals, which are more manageable and achievable.

With your goals in place, you can also be motivated in fulfilling them. A good set of goals can help you move from one goal to another in succession. This way, you will never run out of things to do in regard to your dreams. Fulfilling your goals is also a healthy way of reminding yourself that the goals are not the ends in themselves but are only pathways to a greater end.

Each time you achieve a goal; you also empower and affirm yourself and your power to achieve your dreams. Each achieved goal also becomes a building block of the edifice of your dreams. Before you knew it, your goals shall have accumulated over the years and your dreams are now at an arm's breadth away.

More importantly, your goals can give meaning to your life. They can give you a sense of direction as you follow the path of your dreams. As such, you can have purpose in your life and your life will be much more enjoyable by then. This purpose can get your life streamlined and will prevent you from engaging in anything that could destroy your long-term happiness and fulfilment in life.

As you get proficient in setting your goals, you will be able to maximize your potentials and train your mind to be more successful. As you do so, you will be able to integrate the framework of success into your consciousness and make your life more meaningful as you strive for these goals.

The process is fairly simple, so you had better train in setting goals and connecting them to your long-term goals and your dreams in life.
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