Why Are Goals Important?

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It is important to pay attention to our hopes and dreams, no matter what age we are. Life can be very uninteresting if we don't have any goals. Goals give us motivation and an increased sense of purpose. Just as we wouldn't set out on a vacation without a destination, we need to set a goal to know where we're going. But what if we have many goals, and feel overwhelmed by trying to reach all of them? The secret lies in tackling one at a time.

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Why Are Goals Important?

  1. 1. Why Are Goals Important? It is important to pay attention to our hopes and dreams, no matter what age we are. Life can be very uninteresting if we don't have any goals. Goals give us motivation and an increased sense of purpose. Just as we wouldn't set out on a vacation without a destination, we need to set a goal to know where we're going. But what if we have many goals, and feel overwhelmed by trying to reach all of them? The secret lies in tackling one at a time. Sit down and write out a list of things you would like to do or achieve in the coming few months. If you're like many of us, losing some weight might be one of them. Perhaps you want to declutter your home, or take a class to learn a new skill. Whatever goals are on your list, there are certain steps you can take to be more successful. Now, let's look at that list and choose the one objective that is the most important to you. We will target that first. Consider why you have that particular goal. This is crucial because your reasons for achieving it will determine how seriously you will work toward the goal. This will help to determine how motivated you are. Let's use the example of decluttering your entire house. Why was this first on your list? Is your home life chaotic because your family members can never find what they need? Do you hate for people to visit because there is too much cleaning up to do first? Do you simply want the peace of a wellmanaged home that is tidy and neat? Now, we're going to start with smaller goals - baby steps. If you look at your whole, cluttered house you may be overwhelmed and feel like quitting before you even begin. So let's take one room. I suggest the easiest room, because
  2. 2. you will finish it quickly and have a sense of achievement to boost you on to a new area. You don't want to say, "I'm going to have this room completely organized by the end of the day." You may be able to do that, and maybe not. Instead, decide that today you will clean out the closet. That goal is attainable, specific, and measurable. When it's done, you have one task to check off your list. You've been successful. Write down the specific smaller goals for each room. Don't over-plan. Choose one task and complete it. If you feel like doing another that day, go ahead. If not, finish another task the next day. After five days, you will have a good bit done, and won't have been overwhelmed by it. The important thing to remember is to define your goals, list them, and then break them down into small, attainable steps. Then you will have the satisfaction and peace of mind that you can really do this. Visit us at http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com for tips on home management, cooking, crafting, and much more.

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