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Almost every aspect of personal development at some point will revolve around goals; whether it’s how to set them or simply praising how handy and essential it is. They are absolutely correct in what they say: goal setting is essential for us all.
What is particularly helpful for us too is setting goals every month. While you do want to set goals for a smaller time frame (like setting daily and weekly goals), having these bigger goals that take longer to accomplish are good as well.
For one, goals allow us to focus along with organizing our thoughts and values. This can allow us to connect our daily and weekly goals with our monthly goals. For example, if you want to lose 5 pounds every month, you can create an exercise routine and set weekly or daily goals to make sure you stay on track.
Setting these larger goals helps us get the most out of our time. Normally, most don’t settle with one monthly goal. Sure it’s big, but it’s not as big as a yearly goal. You may find it better to set a few more and in order to achieve them all, you need to juggle them. This means balancing your time and making the most of the time that you have. By setting goals we learn to be efficient and hit our goals faster every time.
Monthly goal setting also allows us to be clear in our decision making as well as our own path too. As the saying goes “you will either do it, or make an excuse not to.” If the goal that you set is something you truly want to achieve, you’ll do it and if not, you’ll come up with excuses. This provides clarity because early on in our goal setting journey, we may not know exactly what we want to achieve. We’ll set random goals that sound nice but we may not truly be interested in.
Setting these larger goals also helps us to measure our progress as well. If you have this overall desire to achieve something monthly goals can still be your checkpoints. Going back to the previous example, say you want to drop 20 or even 30 pounds. Setting a monthly goal is a good way of tracking your progress and making sure you are getting the most out of your actions.
The last big benefit we want to talk about is that setting goals allows you to be more free with your thoughts. Goal setting is a time to be creative. Of course, you want to be serious with your goal and focus on how you want to achieve it, but you can still be creative with that process. There are many ways to lose weight, achieve financial goals, or get that promotion at work. Be creative, do some research and put together something tangible that you can work towards.
Goal setting has a lot of distinct benefits that are worth chasing after. Never underestimate the power of setting goals. It could very well change your life.