No goals you say? You might be wondering why it's important to set and write down your goals. If you don't set goals, you run the risk of not having any direction or feeling like there is no point. Without clear goals, it can be hard to stay motivated and on task, and you may feel unfulfilled or like you haven't done enough. Now of course, there are exceptions. You may feel completely happy and fulfilled even if you don't feel you pay much importance to goal setting. And that can totally happen!
But for most of us, not having goals can keep us from making progress or growing in our personal and professional lives. We might also miss out on chances that would have helped us get what they wanted.
So, setting goals and working hard to reach them can be a big part of living a happy and successful life.
These are just a few of the bad things that can happen if you don't pick a goal and try to get there.
You'll lose your sense of direction.
If you were a pirate looking for treasure, you wouldn't just start digging around without a plan. Most likely, you'd get an old map with an x marking the spot. The same is true for setting goals. If you don't set goals, you'll just drift through life, going wherever the wind blows you, which isn't always a great place.
You will miss out on chances.
People only ask for help at work or in life in general from people who are motivated and going in the right direction. If you don't set goals and just "go with the flow" all the time, you'll miss out on promotions, pay raises, and invitations that you would otherwise get if you worked towards some goals, like getting a better job or dating that special someone.
You will lose your magnetic power.
Even though it's a controversial topic, many people believe that what we think and feel does have a real effect on the world around us. "Think good, and it will be good," says an old saying. If you have goals, you will do well. If you don't have goals, you don't know what will happen to you.
You will feel empty inside.
Steven Hawking was one of the smartest scientists of our time. He had a lot of ideas about the world, and even people who aren't physicists can use one of them: find a meaningful job. Goals give you a reason to get out of bed in the morning and appreciate the amazing gift that is life. If you don't have goals, you might as well just turn over and sleep all day.
You won't be as happy with yourself as you could be.
Anyone can have trouble with self-doubts sometimes. It is natural and normal to wonder if we deserve to be where we are in the world. The answer is, of course, that everyone has something different to offer; otherwise, they wouldn't be here. But in order to feel good about yourself, you need to set goals and work toward them. You'll feel great when you reach them, and working toward them will give you a sense of direction.
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