Goals give you direction, they keep you focused and motivated, and increase your chances of achieving things.
You will get the most benefit out of achieving goals that you want to achieve, and less out of goals that don’t mean much to you.
Goal setting and prioritisation helps identify our sense of purpose
As the saying goes, if you don’t know where you’re going, then you’ll end up somewhere else.
Goal setting and prioritisation gives you peace of mind
Too often you can have many things on your mind. Writing down your goals can help you take all of those ideas, apply perspective and priority, then galvanize you into commitment and action.
Goal setting and prioritisation gives you control over your future
You now have some control over which way you go and how you get there.
Goal setting and prioritisation helps you gain clarity and focus on what’s important
There always seems to be too much to do and not enough time. When you set goals, you start to focus on what’s really important in your life and everything else starts to become less important. You can ask yourself; ‘Does this activity bring me closer to my goal?’
Goal setting and prioritisation increases your motivation
When you write down goals, they start to feel real. And over time you’ll start to believe that you can accomplish those goals. This will fuel your desire, passion and motivation to achieve your goals.
Goal setting and prioritisation gets you faster results
Once you have clear written goals, your mind starts to focus more on how to achieve those goals. Even the smallest actions on a daily basis, add up to big results over a year.
Goal setting and prioritisation makes better use of your time and optimum us of your resources
Without clear goals, it’s often very difficult to manage your time and juggle competing priorities. But when you write down your goals, you start to prioritize working on your goals above other activities. As Peter Drucker says: “If you want to improve how you manage time – stop doing what doesn’t need to be done!”
Goal setting and prioritisation makes you more positive
You have a sense of purpose, you’re controlling your future, you’re focusing on what’s important, you’re more motivated, you’re starting to see results and you’re making better use of your time. All those things add up and help to build a more positive attitude which drives even more success.
Goal setting and prioritisation allows for easier measurement of what you do
Setting goals, especially SMART and SHARP goals, allows you to measure how well effectively you are moving towards achieving them
Goal setting and prioritisation gives you more freedom of thought
Setting goals can help to release your creative energies so you can focus on how to achieve them. You’ll start to look for ways to make it happen.
Goal setting and prioritisation allows for easier communication with others