Setting Goals

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How do we set goals? How big or small should our goals be? Do they need to be clearly defined? Are there right or wrong goals? Is it important to set goals?

All those are very good questions that we ask ourselves when we set goals. So, let’s look at them.

It is extremely important to set goals as they define the direction in which we are going.

Imagine you get on a plane and the captain says: We are going to depart on time and fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet and at 4:15pm we are going to land in New York. The weather is clear, so we should have a great smooth flight. Enjoy your flight!

Now imagine a different scenario. You are getting on a plane and the captain says: We are going to take off and we are going to fly for sometime. We are going to fly for as long as we have fuel that I hope was refilled. And…when we run out of fuel we will go down and hopefully land…somewhere…I have no idea where…Let’s have fun!!!

Well…on which plane would you like to get on?

There are no right or wrong goals as long as they are yours and not someone else’s. Goals can be big or small. We will always have some small goals, but we need big goals as well. The question is how big can our goals be? Imagine that you have a Genie in front of you and you could have anything you want, what would you ask for? That is how you set your goals. Don’t think at that moment how you are going to achieve them. Think about it, if you know how to achieve your goal it is not big enough.

If you have a specific thing that you really want, make sure you clearly define it. If you just have an idea of what you want and you have not decided on details yet, then you don’t need to make it very specific. Let me give you an example to illustrate. If you want to have a specific model of a car in a specific color then your goal should include the make, model and the color you desire. If you just want a sports car and you have not decided yet on the model or a color, just stay with the sports car idea.

Having goals is knowing where we are going. They are setting a path to our success that is why it is extremely important that we have them. Just make sure that they are fun and they are yours and something you really, really want.

Have an absolutely magical week, full of LOVE GRATITUDE and FUN!!!

Amanda Devine

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