Goals are not the Goal (2)


By: Stephan De Villiers


Defining the Purpose of Goals

By making Goals subject to the definition of your legacy, it can start fulfilling its rightful purpose, by assisting you in:

Acting As the Roadmap Pointing You to the Destination.

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.”

Without the focus of goals, it becomes almost impossible to make direction changing decisions. If you do not know where you are going, it does not matter which decisions you make.

Motivating You to Overcome Obstacles.

Victory over obstacles and difficulties encountered along the way will eventually lead you to the fulfilment of the desired outcome. Without a clear set of goals aligned to your life mission, your life becomes governed by obstacles. Since there is no good reason to go through the difficulty and sometimes pain to overcome obstacles you will wander from obstacle to obstacle, never really achieving much, aimlessly wasting your life away.

Provides A Yardstick Against Which You Can Measure Progress.

In overcoming obstacles and working through setbacks, it is important to be able to measure progress against completed goals. Measuring yourself on your journey against achievement will provide the necessary motivation to keep going.

Used for its correct purpose, goals become an invaluable tool for achieving incremental success in our personal as well as public lives. Without goals pointing to the true north of our life mission is very easy to lose our way and become so caught up in living a life of avoiding obstacles that we very quickly end up with unnecessary regrets instead of success and fulfilment in our lives.

Stephan De Villiers is passionate about developing people to be successful in life and in leadership. He believes that the highest form of living is using what you have been blessed with, to add value to other people’s lives. http://www.leadershipconnexion.com/goals-goal/

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