Setting and pursuing goals is important because it provides a sense of direction and purpose, helps track progress and measure growth, leads to personal and professional development, improves time management and prioritization skills, and increases motivation and self-confidence.
Diving into your goals helps you:
- Clarify your objectives and priorities.
- Create a roadmap to achieve your goals.
- Stay focused and motivated.
- Track your progress and adjust as needed.
- Reach your desired outcome faster and more efficiently.
I know you feel so giddy about the idea that came to you just now. I feel you. Everybody has had that familiar feeling equated to having a sugar rush once an idea worth following crosses one’s mind. But hold your horses; let’s go over your goals first and look at these things to consider. Before you exhaust yourself on something, it’s always good to re-evaluate and verify its worth.
Is It Realistic?
It may sound harsh to you but let´s face it, sometimes your ideas may be too weird or sound too improbable to you considering your current situation that it will most likely just stay as it is: a goal inside your head. Start with smaller goals for now that will eventually lead to that bigger aim. As what they say, a journey starts with the first step. Learning a new skill could be your goal first before actually getting to your real goal. Learn how to crawl first before you go sprinting.
What Are The Potential Problems That Might Prevent You From Achieving It?
There will always be problems along the way. This does not seek to discourage you but just to tell you that these things are normal. It would be very suspicious or alarming if you wonÕt have any. But before facing them, you can equip yourself and be ready for them by identifying them first. List down the possible drawbacks you might face or your competitors (if necessary). In that way, you won’t be sending yourself to the battle unarmed.
Have You Established Milestones to Review?
Establish milestones that you can review periodically. In that way, you will be able to assess how far you’ve gone since the first day you started on making your dreams happen. Like playing games, you’d brag to your friends as to what level you are on because you know how far you’ve come from where you’ve started. This is also a good way to motivate yourself. Give yourself a tap on the back once in a while, it will surely boost your confidence.
If you have reviewed all of these during your goal-setting and if you can confidently say that your path in pursuit of your dreams is laid out, then, by all means, go and make them happen. Do not let anything hold you back from the fulfilling the picture you are seeing for your future. Start small but dream big. Be ready for anything that will come along the way and lastly, reward yourself from time to time for everything you’ve gone through.