4 reasons why goal setting is so important
As a business owner I find it vital to set goals. Setting goals gives me a long-term vision and short-term motivation to keep pushing through. I need to be able to track my progress. What I have gotten done, what I need to do and what I need to improve. I want to share with you four reasons why goal setting is so important.
1. Keeps you focused
Goal setting helps you stay focused by allowing you to visualize the "big picture." What are you trying to accomplish? Once you have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish setting goals will only allow you to get there quicker and will only fuel your ambition further. Goal setting allows you to stay undistracted. When you have goals you have deadlines of when you want to accomplish them so it allows you to stay aligned with them.
2. Increases productivity
Have you ever been so overwhelmed with the tasks you needed to complete by yesterday? Yes, me too. Goal setting is extremely important because it allows you to stay productive. You jot down goals for the month in your favorite planner or CRM software system and cross them off as you go. You realize how much more productive you are when you have a list of tasks that you can visually see and track the progress that you have made.
3. Boosts Motivation
I don't know about you but whenever I accomplish a goal I get more ecstatic to get to where I want to be. You really start believing in yourself and your capabilities, it starts changing your mindset into a positive one. You start to develop into a type of person that knows they can achieve any goals you put yourself up to. It's important to acknowledge when you have completed certain goals, even if you consider them to be minor it's the act of completing them that counts. You're taking action and making sure you are getting them done.
4. Goals have value
Setting goals has really allowed me to envision where I want to be in life. Have you asked yourself that question? How are you going to change what you do in order to get to where you want to be? Accomplishing short term goals you have in place will allow you to get to where you want to be. Keep pushing through!
It's already March have you created goals that you want to achieve by the end of the month? What about setting your long term goals?