Planning is vitally important to success

Goal setting is the first step in successful goal achievement. It marks your first point toward success. It's when you switch from a passive state to being involved in life.

Here are reasons why setting goals will make a huge difference in your life:

1 Take Control of Your Life

When you stop to set goals and think about what you want, you break out of auto-pilot and start living a life of your conscious creation. Instead of letting others tell you what to do, you proactively take charge and think about what you want for yourself.

2 Get Maximum Results

What do you want to see 1 year from now? How about 3 years from now? 5 years? When you set goals, you think ahead, after which you can create your action plan. Even if things don't go according to plan, that's okay as you can review, adjust your plans, and then steer your life toward your vision.

3 Creates Focus

Goals give you focus. While a life purpose gives you a general direction, your goals give you focus as to what exactly to spend your time and energy on. This then creates maximum results.

4 Creates Accountability

Having goals makes you accountable. Rather than just talk, you are now obligated
to act.
This accountability is accountability to yourself, not anyone else. By setting specific targets, you can easily see if you are on track, and if not, what to do about them.

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5 Motivates You

When you set goals, you connect yourself with your innermost desires. They help motivate you and give you something to strive for. This is especially powerful if you're not in a good place in life at the moment - your goals help remind you of the things you love, to redirect your focus away from the negative obstacles, and to reconnect you with your innermost desires.

6 Be the Best You Can Be

Goals help you achieve your highest potential. By setting goals, you set targets to strive toward. These targets make you venture into new places and new situations that put you into growth mode. They make you stretch beyond your normal self and reach new heights.

7 Live Your Best Life

Last but not least, goals ensure that you get the best out of life.
Whether you want this or not, time will pass in your life. In just a year's time, you'll be 1 year older. In 5 years', you'll be 5 years older. Goals with specific measures and deadlines ensure that you are maximizing your experience on earth. If you have already discovered your life purpose, your goals will help you get the best out of your purpose.

Start setting your goals today with a good dated planner or an open journal which will make it easier for you to create your own layout of plans to start off a more successful pattern of living starting this day.