5 Benefits of Setting Goals
Focus If you have a goal it gives you focus something to aim for, a target or dream to work to. Motivation Achieving or making progress towards a goal can be hugely motivating.† Imagine for e...
If you have a goal it gives you focus something to aim for, a target or dream to work to.
Achieving or making progress towards a goal can be hugely motivating.† Imagine for example you want to improve your fitness.† When you start you can only exercise on the treadmill for a short period of time at a relatively slow speed.† Pretty quickly you can comfortably run for 15 minutes at a reasonable speed.† Itís a great feeling when you reach and then pass a previous best.
If you set yourself a goal you are more likely to succeed.† Once you set an idea in your mind that you are going to do something, there is likely to be a much greater chance of success.† Why? The reason is that you will go the extra mile to achieve it.
If you start setting and achieving goals your confidence will rise.† I use myself as an example.† I left school at 16 with basic qualifications.† I started an Accountancy Diploma at night school.† Each time I passed a set of exams it gave me the confidence to tackle the next level.† Eventually I qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant.
Every time we set a goal we grow as a person.† The reason for this is that we are probably going to have to develop or learn about something to achieve it.† Setting up my web-site is a good example.† I would describe myself as IT competent.† Despite this I purchased a website builder, had a go, got some feedback and asked for help when stuck.† The learning and growth from doing what might appear as a simple task was huge.So what are your goals?† Have fun considering and exploring this question and getting clear on your goals.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Duncan Brodie is a Leadership Development Coach and Management Trainer at Goals and Achievements http://www.goalsandachievements.co.uk†
He specialises in helping accountants, professionals and emerging leaders to make the transition from technical expert to manager and leader.