”What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
We all have an inbuilt desire to achieve, what we want to achieve is personal to us and this may change through our life. At school you may want to achieve good grades, later you may want to pass your driving test, get a specific job.
Generally, the more people achieve, the more self confident they become. As self confidence grows so does our ability to achieve more. Conversely, when we fail to achieve and meet our goals, self esteem and confidence can suffer, impacting on our motivation to achieve more.
Understanding the correlation between motivation, personal goal setting and achievement helps us set realistic personal goals, which in turn allows us to achieve more in the long term.
Personal goals can provide long term direction and short term motivation. Goals help us to focus on what we want to be or where we want to go with our lives.
By setting clearly defined personal goals, we can measure our achievements and keep sight of our progress Keeping our life goals clearly defined and updated as our circumstances change and evolve is one of the most powerful ways to keep our self motivated.
”Goals are dreams with deadlines. ”
Diana Scharf Hunt