There is a question on our student’s knowledge list that asks “What’s the most important tool in life?”
The simple answer is “goal setting.”
We are now in the middle of the first month of the year–January 2016. By this time you should have 1 to 3 goals already set for the year.
Here are some thoughts about setting goals:
- Set no more than 3 goals for the year–anymore and you will be out of focus.
- Set goals that are realistic.
- When making a goal statement, it is best to state something that you are going to do versus something you aren’t. For example, you might say that this year, I will stop drinking soda. Instead, state that you will drink more water. This replaces the bad habit of drinking soda, which is what you really want.
- Make sure to pick worthwhile goals.
Why is goal setting important?
Without a goal, a person can go through the year without direction or purpose. Without direction, it is difficult to achieve anything. Goals help us focus. If you keep you goals in mind, it will help you take action towards achieving them.