Updated: Apr 19
Have you ever watched a sporting event that required no winner? I’m not talking about a 10-year old’s game, rather an event on television that is hyped all week long? Honestly, who in their right mind would want to partake in that?
If there was no winner, no end game to end the game if you will, competition would cease as we know it.
The reality is that we watch those games to see what gets accomplished. Many times, (right or wrong) are personal goals in life are dependent upon the goals of the players, coaches and organizations.
Have you ever wondered if those players, coaches and organizations have goals?
Goals to set records and of course lose the least. This type of goal drive goes far beyond the sporting world. Just like those entities that we watch on television, your neighbors, co-workers, friends and even family members may be goal driven.
Driven by setting and destroying what they put in front of themselves. It doesn’t matter if they have an audience or not. Ready for a secret? It isn’t that hard to turn yourself into that person. And let me be clear, becoming that person will help you see me, do more and be more.
Here are 5 ways why goal setting is important. You should try to have one goal for each category every month and win you do the math for goals accomplished in the year – you will outshine the rest.
I get it, money isn’t the most important thing in the world, but paying your bills, eating, helping others and getting to do the things of your dreams should be. More money also means more security which in the grand scheme of things is what you should be aiming for.
Don’t get me wrong, we can’t take the money we save with us when we pass on, but it is sure helpful to have some on hand when we need it. Perhaps you could stop buying one thing that you don’t need every month and see how much you end up with in twelve months.
A lost art to many is spending time with family. The secret here is to set goals that allow you to have more time with those around you. In the end, this one is about building better relationships with your spouse, kids and whoever else you deem worthy in your family.
There is probably no goal on earth that ultimately can do more for you then this one. It may require you to make some serious changes but you can certainly make headway with one new family time goal each month.
By the way, over a three-year span this is 36 memories if you do something at least on a monthly basis.
If you want to see the world when you retire or even now, good health certainly plays a helping hand. If you have never had serious health issues, then this one may not mean as much to you now. Trust me when I tell you, being sick sucks the life right out of you, so stay on top of this so you can avoid it.
Watching what you eat or simply cutting back on what you love to eat is a step in the right direction. Let’s not forget about the most sought-after goal – Exercise. A word that terrifies many but I promise you it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Did you catch what I said up above? I mentioned that you should try to practice one new goal for each of these five categories every month. Under that philosophy, you have the opportunity to do 12 new things for yourself each year in this category.
It almost makes it sound exciting doesn’t it? By personal growth, you will have to define what your goals are but I will give you some examples to help you. For instance, I am learning to play the guitar and I am also reading at least one book per month.
I have even dedicated myself to solving a rubiks cube in under 6 minutes.
Whatever makes you happy, pushes yourself and are things that you have always wanted to do but haven’t had the nerve, energy or umph to try, now is your chance.
I thought it was fitting to end the five categories with career opportunities. This is no doubt a point of contention for millions of people all of the world. Perhaps your pissed off about the current job you have or irritated about the last job you didn’t get.
You’re not alone, in fact, 2019 statistics suggested that 85% of people hated their jobs. If we get one life to live, why not do something to get yourself into the 15% that is laughing at everyone else? If you're starting to tighten up into a defensive posture as you read this, you have to take your emotions out.
Whether any of us want to acknowledge it or not, career opportunities are earned (most of the time anyway) and not given to us. You have to make changes (even when it may not seem fair sometimes) to get where you need to go.
Put your blinders on and set your 12 career opportunities goals for the year so you are working or certainly heading towards your dream position by next year. It will be here before you know it.
Seize the moment!
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