Where do you hope to be next December? What are you working on today that is going to help you in 2020? What do you hope to achieve by your next birthday?
Few people ever have an answer to any of these questions. And yet, many of those on Long Island are struggling to feel proud of where they are in life, or where they are going. There’s a disconnect between what people want, and what they are currently doing.
It’s Time to Start Establishing Specific Goals
Although not specific to Long Island, everywhere you look you’re going to find people that feel stuck. They may be stuck emotionally, professionally, financially, socially, or in any or all other aspects of their life, and they often find that they are having a difficult time finding ways to get un-stuck.
It’s time to start creating goals.
Establishing your own goals has real value. Specific, actionable goals can change the way you feel about your life. Having your own goals provides numerous benefits, including:
- Finding Focus – Goals give you something to work towards, so that less time is wasted. When you create and work towards goals, you give yourself much more of a purpose: something to do that fills your time towards a greater future.
- Measurable Progress – Goal setting allows you to measure progress and determine how you’re doing, rather than simply saying you’d like your life to be better with no clear purpose. When you set achievable goals, you start to notice how you’re moving forward and what it will take to reach what you hope to achieve.
- Hope – Goals provide hope. When you have negative feelings or you feel stuck, having goals lets you know that there is a better future out there, and that how you feel that moment isn’t necessarily how you’ll feel in the days, weeks, and months ahead of you.
In addition, when you have goals, you also get to experience the joy and happiness that comes from achievement. If these goals are also near to your heart, or in line with your values, then presumably when you reach those goals you’ll also find greater levels of life fulfillment.
Start Goal Setting Today
For those hoping to start seeing real change in their life, establishing goals is one of the best ways to make an immediate difference. If you would like help looking into goals, including how to determine what goals are best for you and how to map your goals so that they are achievable, please call me today at 516-732-0273.