Why Setting Goals Is Important

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DO just one thing everyday that scares you.

I saw this note on a post it on the desk of my mortgage broker just today and it inspired me so I thought I would pass it along. Remember FEAR is simply False Evidence Appearing Real. So ask yourself, what you are afraid of and tackle that fear. Make today your day.

This Months Quotables:

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ~Michelangelo

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. ~Brian Tracy

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. ~Eric Butterworth

Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams. ~Les Brown

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. ~Andrew Carnegie

You can view more quotes on setting and achieving your goals by visiting Quotes on success

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Why Goal Setting Is Important

The habit of goal setting and reaching those goals has immediate and continuous rewards. We, as humans, are created in a way that, when we reach a goal, we respond in a positive way. We are happy, we are gratified and we are motivated. Getting started may be the biggest task, but once we begin, that feeling of happiness and gratification keeps us pushing our boundaries further and accomplishing even more.

When we complete a task or reach a goal we feel energized. This feeling of energy comes because when we accomplish an important goal, our brain releases endorphins. These endorphins create a natural high and because of this natural high, we are more confident, positive and creative. This is why we continue to push our boundaries and achieve even more.

Though the above is true, only about 3% of adults have clear, written goals. Did you know that those three percent actually accomplish five to ten times more than those who do not have clearly defined, written goals? Education doesn’t matter, intelligence doesn’t matter, and life circumstances don’t matter. The bottom line is, if you have clearly defined your goals and you have written them down, then you are likely to accomplish more than 97% of everyone else.

Writing your goals down on paper gives your goals a tangible form. They are now physically reachable. Writing them down has given you the opportunity to see and touch them. Before a goal is clearly defined and put onto paper, it is nothing more than a fantasy or a well meaning wish. By writing our goals down, we give them life.

It is true that the simple act of writing your goals down alone will not get you to where you want to be, but it is the first step and every journey begins with a single step. Those people who take the first step are ten times more likely to take the second step and then the third. I don’t know about you, but if the act of writing out my goals means I will be ten times more likely to accomplish them, then I’m writing down my goals!

Don’t take my word for it, though. You can research any great leader or inventor and see that they followed this very simple rule of writing down there goals. Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Tomas Edison all wrote their goals down. You may say that these are the exception and you could never compare yourself to them, but here are a few things you might like to know before making that judgment. Walt Disney was fired by a Kansas City newspaper for lacking creativity before creating what we now know as Disney. Henry Ford grew up on a farm and later worked as a laborer in a machine shop before inventing the assembly line and Thomas Edison discovered over 10,000 things that wouldn’t work before he created the light bulb.

The reason goal setting is important is because without clearly defined goals, we are only dreamers, wishing on a shining star. With them, we are on the verge of greatness!

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