The answer to this question that everyone asks is simply, no, setting goals are not important at all… IF you are happy with what you have.
People that hit their goals tend not to set any more as they have achieved what they set out to do. For example, if your goal is to win the 100-metre sprint and you do that. You’ve hit your goals and they become unimportant.
Having said that, obviously if you’re not happy with what you have right now or with what you’re getting then YES of course setting goals are important!!
But what goals do I set, people always ask me:
Weekly, Monthly, Yearly?
Honestly, you have to find what’s comfortable for you.
There isn’t a certain way to train at the gym; it all depends on what you want from it and how fast.
If you want to lose two stone, it’s probably not advisable to do this in a day. It may take 4-6 weeks.
If you want to become a millionaire, not only just in assets but actually be making a million pounds a year, then you may want to stretch your goals out a little bit further.
But what actually is a ‘goal’ and why is it helpful?
If you guys look up what the word ‘goal’ actually means you’re going to be confused and lied to.
Check this out –
The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
Desired result? Meaning you would ‘like it to happen’
A “GOAL” should be something you’re going to commit to and is mandatory you achieve this.
I would never set a goal I would like to hit, it would always be something I was prepared to hit no matter what obstacle got in my way.
It’s like playing football without goal posts.
We might put up the goal posts for the first half or maybe just in the last 20 minutes? How would this help you win? You take on every player, just about to shoot and there’s nothing to shoot the ball into to score.
Why would you look at your future like this? Goals aren’t hit unless you’re committed 100%.
Step 1) Work out exactly want you want/where you want to be e.g time scale.
Write this down and every single day look at your goals like it’s the only thing that’s important in your life.
Step 2) Only focus on the actions and NOT the results
If you become results focused your goals will become further away from you: Actions, Actions, Actions.
Step 3) Go deaf when anyone… (Including friends and family) tell you to change the goal or that maybe you wont hit it this time around.
Completely lose all hearing to these types of people.
Step 4) Hit your goal and set another!
In any sports you can’t get comfortable by only scoring one goal, in life you wont achieve big things if you only ever hit one goal, keep pushing yourself to achieve more!
“Everyone has another gear, they just need to find it”