Why should we have a goal?
Suppose you are on a railway station & you don’t know where to go. Which train will you catch?….. Please, answer this question.
The same happens in life. Without a goal we generally pass our whole life casually. A goal makes our life meaningful. It encourages us to keep working. Only those people who have goals in life are generally able to achieve something big.
Maximum people don’t have a goal in life & so their valuable time goes in vain. Are you one of them too? Many of us pass our life purposelessly. We study, earn, get married, produce children, perish them & then die. What a routine life! Nothing special.
Goals activate our inner strength and energy. History is full of examples of great achievers. In India Chankya who is also known as Koutilya a teacher at Takshila set a goal to make Chandragupta the emperor of India and he did it.
All wish to get success in life. But, How many of us are actually able to do so? … Only a few. Actually, the journey to get success starts with setting a goal.If you have a goal in life, you feel your life meaningful. All the successful people had goals without whom they might not be successful. Look at these examples-
Mahatma Gandhi India’s freedom
Amitabh Bachchan To become a successful actor
Sachin Tendulkar To play cricket for India
All of the above legends had a goal for their selves in life. There are many more legends. Actually, goals motivate us. One who has a goal is positive about future. On the contrary, a person without a goal sees a dark future.
The first step in life towards success is goal setting. How can we set our goals? Goal setting is an art and you can easily have expertise in it. Do you know this art?
Types of goals–
If you start to set goals, you need to make a list of things you want to achieve. You’ll see that you won’t need all the things at the same time. You will find that you will need different things at different time.
On the basis of time period, there are three types of goals-
I.Short Term Goals- Thses goals are of 3 months to 1 year.
II.Medium Term Goals-These goals are of 1 year to 5 years.
III.Long Term Goals-These goals are of more than 5 years.