Setting goals for yourself is one of the most important things you can do to improve your life. However, nearly 98% of people do not take the time to set clear goals in their lives. It is essential to have a clear vision for your life. You must know what you want to see happen in your life. Taking the time to identify where you want to be is the best way to make sure you are going in the right direction. Knowing where we want to go helps us achieve our our goals and enables us to reach our destination. Those who do not set goals for themselves may not believe that they have any control over their lives. This causes them to wander in life. They become heavily influenced by the people and circumstances surrounding them. The actual truth is that you have control over your life. You simply have to apply the principles of success.
You do not have to passively suffer the circumstances of your life. You can influence all circumstances. You have control over the circumstances. It is not the other way around! How can we exercise this power? Simply by setting goals and taking the time to plan our lives.
However, it is important to remember that having goals is not enough. You have to set goals that are connected to what you really want to achieve in life. You have to know how to get in touch with who you truly are. Unfortunately, many people set goals and pursue them for years before suddenly realizing that it wasn’t what they wanted.
Setting goals for yourself is one of the best decisions you can make in your life.
Learning to set good goals will allow you to unleash unlimited potential within you. Potential you don’t even know existed!
You can do anything you want! However, ensuring success is even more important.We can create the life we want by simply applying these principles. Limitations only exist if you impose them upon yourself. You can fulfill your destiny!
Why is it important to set goals?
Setting goals for ourselves gives our subconscious a clear direction. This creative tool is within us. Its purpose is to help us achieve our goals. We can say that the objectives are similar to garden seeds. You sow these seeds (objectives) in your subconscious (the garden) and you reap the fruits in your reality. It is very important to be precise and specific because your subconscious can’t materialize unclear objectives such as: “I want to earn more money” or “I want to live a happy life”. What does “earn more money” mean? A clear goal would be: “I want an annual income of $ 100,000 a year.” Your subconscious is an extremely powerful tool. Studying its mechanism and the way it operates is imperative.
Maxwell Maltz, the author of Psycho-Cybernetics, explains how setting goals gives direction to your subconscious.
“Your automatic creative mechanism is teleological. That is, it operates in terms of goals and end results. Once you give it a definite goal to achieve, you can depend upon its automatic guidance system to take you to that goal much better than “you” ever could by conscious thought. “You” supply the goal by thinking in terms of end results. Your automatic mechanism then supplies the means.”
Your subconscious is like a GPS. It analyzes your surroundings constantly in order to obtain relevant information according to the details you put in. By having clear goals, you are much more likely to reach them.
If you are not specific, you will probably not achieve anything. Knowing exactly what you want to accomplish sends a strong signal to your subconscious. Therefore, you unleash its full creative potential. Be patient! Opportunities will come to you.Miracles will happen and the doors will be open for you to achieve your goals.
Rev. Dessalines C.Jr