Set the Goal

When we compare humans to other species the differences become somewhat apparent. Yes, there are similarities in levels of intelligence and social interactions, but one aspect that has proved intriguing is that of goal setting. Establishing a goal is done instinctively by humans, whether we realize it or not.

When we allow our minds to wander unrestrained, we tap out goals in our mind with relative ease. To make better sense of them, it’s important to capture them. For this reason I always keep with me a notebook to scratch down any idea, regardless of how absurd it may first appear. Ironically, when someone writes something down, power is given to the words. It takes on a more authoritative and believable tone.

The establishment of goals are what make us yearn for things in life, whether it’s to attain a higher education, taking a trip, learning a new language, finding a partner, or landing a satisfying career. All form the basis of things we strive for in life. Many goals have common elements that we all share. By choosing those goals that are important to you, you can establish the goal attainment structure.

The basic steps to making a goal:

  • Make the goal presentable. Communicate it to yourself properly and easily, then communicate it to others to hold yourself to your commitment
  • Plan your course of action
  • Make the goal realistic
  • Ensure that the goal has some context around it (this will help in understanding just what you want)

As you can see, establishing goals is the easiest thing for us to do, yet most of us don’t make it a conscious activity. The establishment of goals is the first concrete step in moving toward your success in life. It’s the notion that gives you action, without which you can’t achieve your desired outcomes. How many people have you seen accepting what fate has dealt to them? They’ve allowed circumstances to dictate their fate and they meander from day-to-day passively accepting what comes their way.

Have you set your goal?

Feel free to share your answer in the comments.

 

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6 Responses to Set the Goal
  1. Delena Scholl says:

    The only way to live a very successful life is to create goals. It’s preferable to create small goals that in due course lead to bigger goals. Unfortunately goal setting can be very time consuming so many people do not put in the proper effort. Too often we are plagued by distraction, lack of time, or fears. Visualization is one of the most powerful tools anyone can use. When you have implanted an image in your head, it stirs your subconscious to move you towards that direction.-’

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