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Why we need to set goals

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A lot of people talk about goals but not all know how to set them and how to achieve them. As in everything else it may be difficult the first time you set your goals the right way in order to be successful, it´s not  about listing your dreams or things that you would love to have or how you would want to live.

Setting goals is the first step to achieving everything you want in life, it can be a new job, a new car, a house, the perfect wife or husband; everything is possible don´t put limits as long as you set your goals the right way you can achieve incredible things so let your mind wander and think as big as you can even when some thoughts seem crazy or ridiculous.

A goal is use to set objectives we want to achieve in a period of time, they help measure our progress along the journey to be able to change what´s necessary to achieve our goal or the end result that we are looking for in the time we set. They must be measurable, clear on what we want to achieve and set an specific date in which it needs to be achieved.

How high or low you set goals for yourself depends most of the time on the confidence you have and your believes. The higher the goal the more motivated you are but also it means getting out of your comfort zone and this may be so hard to do because fear gets in your way, if you don´t have a big reason why you want to achieve that goal chances are you´ll fail.

Goals can help you focus on an end result and they are a great tool to use if you are competitive, setting goals with friends or family make them more interesting and you can motivate each other every day, you´ll feel more happy and fulfill, the best way to feel happy and fulfill is by helping others, setting goals with people you know that need some help, motivation or support is awesome, it´s not only about you, is about helping people around you achieve their goals.

First you need to decide what you want, you may be thinking on different options or trying to combine those options in one goal, choose one and stick with until you achieve it. Be clear and specific of what you want if it´s a fitness goal, how much fat you want to lose, what body fat % you want to have, how much muscle you want to gain, then set a date to achieve your goal but make sure that date is realistic, you won´t be able to gain 10 pounds of muscle in 30 days.

Many times we all get discourage if we don´t see the results we want or if we don´t see progress and the date set for the goal keeps getting closer, having a clear goal help you find or design a program that works for you and that gives you the result you want, if you are not clear you may be confused and the program may not deliver the results you expect because you don´t know exactly what you are looking for.

The most important part in regard to goals is that many of us postpone our happiness, joy and fulfillment to when we achieve that goal, and that will never happen, we´ll always be wanting something more, we´ll never feel complete or comfortable with everything, it´s normal to achieve a goal and set another one and another and another but you need to accept who you are today, accept how you look, how you think, and let the real you shine since today, accept yourself completely today, feel happy and grateful for all the amazing things you have today, don´t waste more time thinking on the past or the future, enjoy every moment today, and enjoy the journey to your goal, that´s what life is about is the journey and the lessons learned to achieve your goals.

One more thing, setting goals is easy, even the right way but acting and following is the hard part, a right mindset and a big strong why is what keeps you going in the right direction.

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Pam