Goals are used in order to keep you on a path to what you want to achieve. If employed correctly goals can be the stepping-stones to success. Use goal setting when achieving a goal that is in the near future, or even when achieving something further down the road.
Creating goals will help you figure out what direction you want to go in, but also help determine what you are willing to put into the goal. Once goals are put in place, it is important for the person to take all of the steps necessary to reach the finish line.
In a way it is a check and balance system. You set a goal, you work towards the goal, you check the goal, and you reevaluate the goal. Nevertheless, just because you set the goal, doesn’t mean you can’t change it later. When the end product changes, changing your goal is ok.
Goals are a tool, just as a ladder is a tool to climb up to high places. Goals, used correctly, are easily accomplished. Yet, everyone has had goals that have gone unaccomplished. Why, you may ask. These goals can be looked at as a broken ladder. It is easy to see where you want to be, and what you want to be doing, but how to get there becomes unclear, and in the end, may become unreachable.
Sometimes goals will have obstacles in the way, just as a ladder may have broken rungs. If you can find the willingness to make it around these obstacles, reaching the goal becomes a possibility. But without the right drive to get around these difficulties, attaining the desired outcome is blocked.
If you end up creating a goal that is easier to conquer but falls short of your dreams, you lose the risk of remarkable accomplishments. The greatest achievements cannot be attained without risk. One of the wonderful things about goals is the feeling of success after goals have been met. These feelings of elation can be used as a tool to complete further goals up the ladder.