The Value in setting goals

As we head to wards the end of the year, there’s always much chatter about setting goals for the next year. But is there any real point?

So what is the value in setting goals? The real question, is do you want life to happen to you or do you want to determine what happens in your life? No, of course you can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you respond and part of that response is setting the direction in terms of choices and actions which stem from those choices.

I am a believer that indeed, there is real merit in taking time to reflect on your goals. It will force you to reflect on what you want. And I don’t just mean material wants I mean what is it you want for your life?

Once you actually start to place a focus on what’s important to you (and really take them time to think about whether or not these things actually are important or perhaps they used to be important but aren’t any more?) you can start to work out how you will be able to make these things actually happen and that is the value in setting goals.

In addition to setting aside some time to really think about your goals, there is also a process and a range of things to take into consideration. I encourage my clients to use a framework called B-SMARTER, it’s an acronym and pulls apart the goal to look at a range of elements which will set you up for success.

It’s very easy to get de-railed when things don’t go according to plan so having a framework to keep you on track is essential.

So as you can see, there are two parts to goals setting:

1. Working out what the goals are and

2. using a framework to help you achieve them.  Taking the time to work though both of these components will elevate your confidence, determination & self awareness.

I hope you are convinced in the value in setting goals.

If you’d like to talk about how you can use the B-SMARTER framework, reach out!

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