You may see goals as somewhat limiting or stifling your creativity. You may take the position that if you commit to a goal you must stubbornly pursue it and close the door to other opportunities that may arise. While these are the most common reasons for foot_dragging, when it comes to goal setting, the reasons for not setting goals are almost endless. I even had one lovely lady tell me that she didn\'t set goals because she was afraid that if she wrote them down she would jinx her future success. She thought it would be \"bad juju\"! We can be very creative when it comes to finding excuses for not attending to this vitally important task. When you think about it, with all these reasons to avoid goal setting, why should you even set goals? Small business owners, business book authors and consultants are missing a vitally important piece of information about goals: they have a magnetic quality. That brings me to reason #7. This is the most important, yet seldom recognized, reason small business owners resist setting goals. You don\'t realize the power and full benefits of Magnetic Goals. When you define your own set of Magnetic Goals, use them as a tool, rather than just a \"I have to do because smart folks tell me to\" exercise, you will see for yourself the awesome power of Magnetic Goals to draw success to you.
What is a goal? Hold on just a moment though, what do we mean by a \'goal\'? Everyone at some point in their life has heard that it is important for us to have goals. Goals provide you a map to your future, whether in business, life, and career or indeed sport. It seems obvious, but a football team playing without a goal to aim for is just kicking a ball around. But, other than the more obvious physical goals as the target of a particular game, what exactly is a goal? And how do you know when you have achieved it? Is it even very important to have goals? A sporting goal is a useful analogy though; here we are more interested in the non_sporting variety.