First of all, I want to thank you for reading this. I know how important your time is and I really appreciate you spend some of it reading my post. Each of our lives is so important and unique that we cannot afford to spend any second of it on things that can’t help us or the people around us one way or another.
Now, let’s get this post started. Have you ever wondered why is important to have a goal? I know you’ve heard many times that the journey is the most important, not the destination. While I agree with this idea, I’d like to emphasize that without a destination, there would be no journey. So the first thing where having a goal helps is that it creates a path to follow. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s a good path or a bad path, but it is a path which can be altered afterwards. It’s a purpose which sets our mind on a certain way and that way will bring similar thoughts that might help (or not) follow the path.
But a goal is not only a path; it’s a purpose in life. Have you ever completed something by accident? Maybe you did, but while trying something else, so a goal was involved even though it might have had nothing to do with the result. If you have to pee, you won’t pee if your goal isn’t to go to the bathroom, unless you’re a baby, an elder dude or dudette or you have some sort of illness and you can’t control your bladder. As I mention in my book, Fighting the Inside Dragons, not having a goal is like having a fridge full with random ingredients, but no recipe. Once you have your recipe, you’ll know what you need to do in order to get things done.
What goals do you have in life?
25 thoughts on “Why is it so important to have a goal?”
I’d love to write and publish, paint, and photograph full time for a living.
What’s your goal?
To be financially independent doing what I love
Ya know, you’re working towards it!
You know, you’re right! Didn’t really look at it that way LOL
I agree it is extremely important to have goats. I’ve named my goats Harmony, Publish, and Memoir. Although I love them very much I won’t allow them to nibble the edges of my marriage or parenting gardens. Thanks for your question. Rebecca
Well, goats are very useful since they provide so many things to consume (if you’re into that). 😀
I’m not vegan and my goats are organic to my being. They nourish me and keep me warm so that I can become who I am.
I like the fridge analogy. Nice post!
Thank you very much for reading and for sharing your thoughts! 😀
My only goal is to live life and gather as much knowledge as I am capable of…. 🙂
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michel Angelo
Awesome! Living life is an infinite goal 🙂
Goals are the spice of life! Mine currently include publishing my book, moving to a bigger house (outside of the city), and starting a family. However, acquiring the ‘ingredients’ for the ‘recipe’ is proving most difficult.
Thank you for the thought provoking post!
Thank you for reading! Yes, acquiring the ingredients it is difficult. And let’s not forget about the cooking time. 🙂
You gotta throw in the cleaning of messes, too! Anything I try becomes a mess at some point! XD
In order to achieve anything you need a target hence we have goals. Life without purpose is empty.
I’d complete that with the fact that life without purpose isn’t life. Is just a transition from the moment one’s born to his/her death.
Yes that’s true. I hadn’t thought about that before.
Thank you! What goals do you have in life?
Successful blog *ahem, working on that now*, and a loving relationship *in one, now, just gotta maintain it*
It seems that you have a plan! Stick to it and I’m sure you’ll achieve your goals!
Aww, thanks, guy!
So true! And once you achieve your goal, make new ones! I’m always moving forward:)
Yes! Like steps on a ladder!