Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Goals & Setting Goals

We can have the clearest vision about what we want for ourselves and those we love, however if we don’t break down our dreams and visions into goals, it’s unlikely that we’ll get to live the life we really want to live.

The concept of goals is about breaking down our big visions and dreams into smaller bits that we can take action towards, step by step, that over time end up with us living our big vision and the life we’ve dreamed of.

What does setting goals give us?

Setting goals helps us turn opportunity and possibility into reality through:

Focus

If we are clear about what we want it will help us know where to start and what to focus on. It’s easier to keep focused and know what to say “no” to so that we don’t become distracted.

Measuring Progress

If we know where we’re headed, it’s easier to pause along the journey and measure and acknowledge the progress we’ve already made. This helps to create motivation and continued momentum.

Overcoming Procrastination

Big visions can feel scary and overwhelming. Often we fail to act on big visions because we just don’t know where to start. Breaking big dreams down into smaller goals and micro-actions helps us to take one step at a time and overcome procrastination and inaction.

Meaning & a Fulfilling Life

When we take our big visions and dreams and break them down into meaningful goals, aligned with our deepest values, we will naturally feel motivated to act on them and through the achievement of them will feel fulfilled and create a meaningful Life that we can be proud of.

The alternative?

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

When you’re ready, click on the “Goals for My Future” assignment to begin.