Some people are really down on setting goals. To some people goals are simply things they will later feel bad about next year for not achieving. But I believe setting goals is a wonderful thing to do. While I love it when I 100% hit a goal, I don’t set goals or like goals because they help me do everything I want to do 100%. I like setting goals because by setting a goal, I do better than I would have without setting a goal. For example:
- By aiming for a weekly date night I might end up going on a date 1-2x a month. But setting a weekly goal and hitting it twice a month is still better than setting no goals and then not doing it at all.
- By aiming to lose 50lbs this year I might end up only losing 20lbs. But setting a goal to lose 50lbs and then only losing 20lbs is still better than setting no goals and then losing no weight whatsoever.
- By aiming to save $5,000 this year I might end up only saving $2,000. But setting a goal to save $5,000 and then only saving $2,000 is still better than setting no goals and then saving nothing.
By setting goals, even if we don’t achieve those goals 100%, we do better than not setting any goals at all.
For suggestions on what categories you ought to set goals in click here.