You Don\'t Truly Understand the Importance of Goal Setting _ Many people think goal setting is just hocus pocus and doesn\'t really work. If you don\'t really understand the power behind appropriate goal setting, it can be hard to take the time out of your day to truly set a goal. To understand the importance of goal setting, read several books about success and you\'ll find that the most successful people set realistic goals, and then worked that goal into their schedule every single day. Even people who experience \"overnight success\" didn\'t really achieve everything overnight. It was many nights of following a plan that brought results.
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.