Goal setting - our human nature
I love goal setting, because I consider it part of human nature. Why do I say so? I will explain to you the basis of my opinion. Before I do that, I want you to reflect on what you have done personally today, from the time you woke up till this very moment you are reading this post? I think by now you should be having a little bit of an appreciation, as to why I am saying goal setting is part and parcel of our human nature.
The why? part.
When you wake up, you have to set some goals consciously or subconsciously on what your day is going to look like. Sometimes we don’t take care of that part and let things roll. If disaster ensues, we have none but ourselves to blame.
The reason why, before getting into much details with our chosen niches we were asked to set some money goals was to focus our efforts. If you don't value goal setting you are planning for a huge disaster.
Why do people prepare for their weddings months and months before the actual date? They have some goals of having a perfect day, isn’t that so? Why do we have dates and deadlines for our set activities? We have goals so that we appear organised, “covering up appearances!” kind of of thing!! Maybe that may be a bit too far fetched. Well, the bottom line is, we set goals for us to have things organised and to establish why we need to do the things we do.
Start with the end in Mind
Starting with the end in mind helps us to focus our efforts and energies. We wouldn’t want a scenario where we are having a black box kind of an approach to life. If you can visualise your results, that will give you energy to focus.
Do be a visitor to your own life
Goal setting is part and parcel of our human nature. Be part of the process lest nature set the goals for you. It will be difficult to follow goals set without your input, so be part and parcel of every goal setting call in your life.
Set goals about how you want your life to look like, 5 years down the line, 10 years down the line e.t.c. Do be like a visitor in your own life.
The difference between working with a goal and working without the goal are the results that we get. You can’t measure whether you achieved less or more when in the first place, there was no defined target of what you wanted to achieve.
If you don’t have any set goals while working at anything, when you don’t realise any results, please stop complaining because, no target set and nothing accomplished are fair results. Goals have a magic way of positioning nature towards our personal favour.
Its not enough to just have nice goals set
For goals to return meaning, we need to put in the necessary amount of work towards realising those goals. If the amount of work we are putting in is not giving results, quitting is not the solution. What is needed at that moment is adjusting our strategies and approaches? Albert Einstein said it so well, we can’t expect to do the same things over and over and expect different results. Sometimes we need to reflect on our approach and adjust them for tangible results.
Goals pave a way for us to follow
If ever you are working towards set goals, you have to be asking yourself, “ Is what I am doing relevant to my goal or irrelevant?” Many times we focus on the wrong things and found ourselves measuring our progress against none productive work.
Once your goals are clear, remain focused, and have the patience to see them through.
I have no qualms that each and every one of us can set whatever goals they have in their chest and can realise those goals. Whatever the mind can conceive, it can be achieved!!
Your honour, I rest my case!!