Benefits of Goal Setting
With goals fixed, you dictate the pace, the cadence and the rhythm. They just make stuff happen.
- Identify your goals and priorities.
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Their days are consumed with thinking about their biggest, boldest goals, and a relentless drive to take daily actions that turn them into reality. Or Usain Bolt winning Olympic gold in the metre race rather than coming second, or even fifth? In sport and in life, tiny fractions of time or distance make the difference between a medal and no medal. Achieving success is often about zeroing in and managing those tiny fractions, hunting out places where you can make marginal gains. To put it simply: people who keep records break records. It enables you to measure the distance between your position today and the point at which you began.
These quantifiable milestones will build momentum and continue to motivate you towards your end game. A success formula that is replicable will allow you to deliver predictable, repeatable, sustainable results every time. The moment you raise your conscious awareness of it, you can start replicating it in other areas of your life for accelerated success.
Goals breathe life into your days. The very act of articulating your goals on a crisp white piece of paper causes you to step into a whole new world of possibility for what your life can become. Most of your life is spent in pursuit of your goals. The attainment of the actual goal for most is only a fleeting moment in time, before you recalibrate and set other goals and catapult yourself forward into the next exciting chapter of your personal growth journey. Goal setting is the tool, the process and the discipline to turn your dreams, vision and aspirations into reality!
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I set goals for the grades I wanted to get in school, for the weights I wanted to lift in the gym, for the profits I wanted to earn in business. I succeeded at a few, but I failed at a lot of them. Eventually, I began to realize that my results had very little to do with the goals I set and nearly everything to do with the systems I followed.
Now for the interesting question: if you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still succeed?
Set A Goal - Give Direction To Your Life
For example, if you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal to win a championship and focused only on what your team does at practice each day, would you still get results? The goal in any sport is to finish with the best score, but it would be ridiculous to spend the whole game staring at the scoreboard. The only way to actually win is to get better each day. If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead. What do I mean by this? Are goals completely useless? Of course not. Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.
A handful of problems arise when you spend too much time thinking about your goals and not enough time designing your systems. Goal setting suffers from a serious case of survivorship bias. Every Olympian wants to win a gold medal. Every candidate wants to get the job. And if successful and unsuccessful people share the same goals, then the goal cannot be what differentiates the winners from the losers.
Presumably, they had wanted to win the race every year before—just like every other professional team. The goal had always been there. It was only when they implemented a system of continuous small improvements that they achieved a different outcome.
Goals vary, even in the same race
Imagine you have a messy room and you set a goal to clean it. If you summon the energy to tidy up, then you will have a clean room—for now. You treated a symptom without addressing the cause.
- Set a goal to mark your finish line.
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Achieving a goal only changes your life for the moment. We think we need to change our results, but the results are not the problem. What we really need to change are the systems that cause those results.
livesthuro.ga When you solve problems at the results level, you only solve them temporarily. In order to improve for good, you need to solve problems at the systems level. Fix the inputs and the outputs will fix themselves.
For years, happiness was always something for my future self to enjoy. I promised myself that once I gained twenty pounds of muscle or after my business was featured in the New York Times, then I could finally relax. You mentally box yourself into a narrow version of happiness. This is misguided. It is unlikely that your actual path through life will match the exact journey you had in mind when you set out.