With just over a month to go, the New Year is fast approaching, making us once again think about our goals and resolutions. Did you achieve the goals you set for yourself this year? If not, don’t be disheartened. Goal-setting has numerous benefits and it can be life-changing to say the least! Let’s delve deep into how goal-setting can empower you.
What are the benefits of goal-setting?
Helps you discover what you want out of life
The practice of goal setting can reveal a lot about what we truly want out of our lives. You might be surprised by what you might find out about your hopes, dreams and the future you envisage for yourself!
It gives you clarity & direction in life
As we get engrossed in our daily tasks, losing sight of where we’d like to head is a very common phenomenon. However, effective goal setting helps guide our focus. Mapping out a path with a clear destination in mind enables us to have both clarity and direction- both of which are extremely important!
During goal-setting, it’s imperative that we recognise the ‘Why’ behind our goals. Your ‘Why’ will not only motivate you but also propel you in the right direction, acting as your fuel. Once you’re able to find the motivation behind your goals, you’ll more easily be able to cross the bridge of where you stand right now and the point you aspire to reach!
Goal-setting increases your chances of being successful
A Harvard Business Study showed that the 14% of people who set goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. Mind-blowing!
Goal-setting is crucial for your wellbeing
How do you feel when you begin to master something? Or reach a goal that you’ve worked hard for? Pretty awesome, right? Self-mastery is directly linked to an increase in confidence and self-trust, which ultimately leads to self-empowerment!
When you set goals and work towards them, you’ll more easily be able to appreciate your capabilities and realise your full potential. You’ll have a sense of purpose as well as a sense of personal satisfaction, that’s vital in living a fulfilling life.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”–Michelangelo Buonarroti, Renaissance artist
As the year comes to an end, take this time to proactively steer yourself in the right direction (whatever that looks like for you) through goal-setting. Who do you aspire to be? What do you want to achieve? Be intentional about the path you carve out for yourself!
“I want us to be intentional about everything we do.”Jasmine Mbye