Why is it so important to have a goal?

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   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?

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. Successful blog *ahem, working on that now*, and a loving relationship *in one, now, just gotta maintain it*

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