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Importance of Goals

Importance of Goals

In order to get what you want, you must know what you want

Ok, so it’s not always true: I didn’t know I wanted a digital camera until I won one in a competition, but conversely, I would never have got to the position of writing this post if I hadn’t known I wanted to.

You may have only a vague idea of what you want and need. Your ideas may be abstract, precise or anywhere in between.  That is ok, for now, but let’s look at how to bring clarity to your aims: the process is to get you to the specifics, and then for you to find routes to achieve the aims.

The Process:

It is important to start from where you are now. (This doesn’t exclude looking for causes as to why you are at this point)

You need to analyse your

  • Needs
  • Wants
  • Desires
  • Ambitions

From this you will discover (if you don’t already know) what success means to you. This can be used in conjunction with assessing your values as well. It is important to tie in all elements of you, your life and your practice to develop a congruent whole. This also means analysing areas of your life other than where this goal fits in. Deciding what you want in life involves different levels. It can be helpful when thinking of goals to consider the big picture first and to contemplate your overall position in the world.


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